Expect Some Delays and Detours Near Annual Darien Road Race on Sunday Morning

Darien Road Race Runners

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

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Drivers can expect some short-term delays and detours from Pear Tree Point Beach north to Old Kings Highway South and points in between along the route of the 40th annual Darien Road Race, Sunday, Sept. 15. It starts at 9 a.m.

— an announcement from Darien Police

The road race, with about 500 racers, 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 South, Locust Hill Road and Andrews Drive.

Drivers and residents of the area are advised to expect short-term delays and detours along the race route. Darien Police personnel will be positioned along the route to facilitate the flow of traffic and the safety of the runners.

About the Darien Road Race

From an earlier announcement:

This year’s race will begin at 9 a.m. for the 1.5-mile Fun Run and 9:30 am for the 5-mile. The race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, family friendly activities, sponsor booths, silent auction and an awards ceremony.

The 40th annual Darien Road Race brings together families, athletes and adults, young and old, to celebrate the spirit of our town and support the work of the Community Fund of Darien. […]

The individual or team captain who brings in the most financial support will win two round-trip airline tickets courtesy of JetBlue.

Darien Road Race Runners

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

The large collection of silent auction items will be available for viewing prior to the race via AccelEvents, and will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening to give runners, spectators, and for those not in attendance an opportunity to participate.

The registration fee is $45 ($55 on race day) and $20 for children 12 and under. Participants can register and learn more about the race online. Be sure to check out TCF’s Facebook and Instagram pages for regular updates. […]

All funds raised at the Darien Road Race will benefit the Community Fund of Darien’s community initiatives and, through its grant program, local nonprofits serving the critical needs of our neighbors in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien.

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