Runners: Run for a Cause, Join the Darien Road Race as a Runner or Volunteer

Darien Road Race graphic 2016 8-26-16
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The Darien Road Race is a beloved Darien community event celebrating its 37th year. The race includes a scenic 10k and a 1.5 mile “loop” around the picturesque Pear Tree Point Beach golden coastline, and attracts over 500 runners, family and friends for a day of fun, music, food and a celebration of community.


Darien Road Race graphic 2016 8-26-16

TheDarien Road Race proudly supports The Community Fund of Darien and its mission to enhance the quality of life for our neighbors in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk.

The Community Fund of Darien is about people helping people, locally changing lives with investments of time, expertise and financial support.


— an announcement from the Community Fund of Darien


We depend on individual donations and business sponsorships for support.

Since 1979, the race has raised more than $950,000 benefitting local non-profits in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien working to improve the lives of at-risk youth, families in need and those suffering from the effects of poverty, homelessness, hunger, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and more. Please run for a cause and help us raise money to support our neighbors in need.

Volunteers Always Needed

Can’t run this year? Please join us on the sidelines as an official Darien Road Race Volunteer. Contact Erika Morro

Help support The Community Fund of Darien by supporting the 2016 Darien Road Race: Click Here


The 37th Annual Darien Road Race will feature two start times.
1:00 for the 1.5 family fun loop and 1:30 for the 10K Road Race
This year, we will be raising money for four target causes:
The Community Fund Giving Categories
  • Eye on Darien: Darien Human Services, Promoting Philanthropy and Volunteerism for Youth and Adults
  • Basic Needs: Food, Shelter and Emergency Assistance
  • Self Sufficiency: Job Training & Mental Health Services
  • Youth Success: Academic Support for At-Risk Youth, Mental Health Services

Click Here to Join a TCF team and run for one of these great causes!

2016 Darien Road Race map 8-26-16For more information check out the official Darien Road Race website.

Registration fees:

  • $45.00 ($50.00 on race day)
  • $15.00 for all children 12 and under
The first 400 registered runners will receive an official 2016 Darien Road Race t-shirt on race day.
Race Day Information and Directions

PRE-RACE ENTRY: Premium 2016 Darien Road Race t-shirts are given to the first 400  registrants.

PRE-RACE PACKET PICK UP: Check back soon for 2016 Darien Road Race Pre- Race Day information.

FINISH LINE TENT ACTIVITIES: A variety of local food trucks will be on location in the Pear Tree Beach Parking Lot for post race dining. The “finish line tent” will also include a variety of activities for kids of all ages. Bring your family and friends and plan to stay for an afternoon at the beach! There will be race-day fun under the tent with food trucks, music, games for the kids, pre-and post-race stretching, massage and more!

RACE DAY CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION is at Pear Tree Point Beach from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM SHARP. Cash, credit cards (MC or VISA only), or personal check made out to: Darien Road Race. PARKING at Pear Tree Beach is limited. Access to the beach and roads will be closed at 12:30 PM or when the lot is full. Look for off-site parking and please carpool. Additional parking will be available at a nearby school within a 5 min. walk from the starting line.

DIRECTIONS: I-95 Exit 10, go south on Noroton Ave. to US-1 (Post Road). Go east (left) onto US-1 one block. Then south (right) onto Ring’s End Road, go over bridge, turn right onto Pear Tree Point Road. Stay right at fork, 1 mile to Pear Tree Point Beach.

AWARDS: Awards are presented to men and women in the following categories: 10K 1st, 2nd,3rd, overall and in age categories. All children 12 and under will be awarded finisher medals upon completion of the 1.5 mile “loop”.

Darien Road Race 2016 sponsors 8-26-16

This year’s sponsors.

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