Darien Road Race on Sunday, Sept 16: Traffic Advisory Issued, Don’t Wait to Register

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The 39th annual Darien Road Race, with about 500 racers, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, starting at 9 a.m.

Drivers and area residents are advised to expect short-term delays and detours along the route.

Darien Police personnel will be positioned along the route to facilitate the flow of traffic and the safety of the runners.

Darien Road Race Runners

Runners at the Darien Road Race (picture from the road race website)

The race will start at Pear Tree Point Beach. Impacted roads will be Pear Tree Point Road, Long Neck Point Road, Goodwives River Road, Sunswyck Road, Tory Hole Road, Delafield Island Road, Red Coat Pass, Old Kings Highway S., Locust Hill Road and Andrews Drive.

— The above announcement is from Darien Police. Below is information on the race, from the organizer, the Community Fund of Darien. For much more information, go to the Darien Road Race Web page.

If You’re Going …

The Darien Road Race includes a 1.5-mile Fun Run and, new this year, a 5-mile race.

This year’s race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, silent auction and an awards ceremony. Organized by the Community Fund of Darien, the race has raised a significant amount of money over the years to benefit our neighbors with critical needs in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien.

PRE-RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 15 inside Bankwell, 1065 Post Road, Darien (formerly Panera Bread)

If you pick up your packet on Saturday, you are all set for race day. No need to stand in line.

Also, remember to arrive early, parking is always tight on race day.

Once the beach parking lot fills up, runners will be directed to park at Crane Road, Pear Tree Point School and Harbor Road. Parking will be restricted in these areas so please pay attention to the signage or you will be towed. Plan accordingly! Please carpool or consider taking an Uber to the race. We will also have some amazing silent auction items so be sure to visit inside the tent and please come prepared to bid!

This year, race day registrants will be required to self-register online and must bring their cell phones and credit/debit cards for payment. Self-registration will be the only option on race day, and the fee increases to $55. Please help us spread the word!

Questions, please call us at 203.655.8775.

— See also: Darien Road Race Coming Sept 16, Raises Money for Community Fund of Darien

Note: Runners will run with traffic due to several blind curves throughout Delafield Island. On the return section of the race, once runners reach Goodwives River Road, they will be directed to run against traffic until they reach the finish line. Roads will not be completely closed to traffic during the race so runners will be sharing the road with vehicles.

Silent Auction

Please visit the silent auction inside the tent on race day. There are lots of amazing items to choose from so come ready to bid!

BMW Junior Cruise Bike

MINI Folding Bike

Woodway Round of Golf

CCD Round of Golf

4 Yankee Tickets to a Wildcard Game

4 Yankee or Mets Tickets to 2019 Opening Game

Weeburn bowling party for 8

Darien Butcher Shop Party for 34

2 Equinox One Month Memberships

Pure Bare One Month Membership

Lee Robbins Family Portrait Session

Microdermabrasion and Facial by Dr. Christine Hamilton-Hall

Lanphier Spa Package

Beauty Counter Basket

Blowout by The Studio Darien

3 month Wine of the Month Club by Sipstirs plus gift certificate

2 60 minute Stretch Sessions from Lymbr

10 pack of Yoga or Barre Classes by StudiO

Private yoga class by Thumbsup Yoga

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