Ready, set... sign up for the 41st running of The Community Fund of Darien’s “Darien Road Race!”
This year’s event will take place on Sunday, September 19th at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 1.5 mile Fun Run (9:00 am start) and 5 mile race (9:45 am). The family-friendly morning will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, silent auction and an awards ceremony. TCF’s Darien Road Race, sponsored by Mirador, brings together families and athletes young and old to celebrate the spirit of our town and support our neighbors. Registration is $50.00 and $25.00 for all children 12 and under.
All proceeds from TCF’s signature fundraiser will be allocated to a population that has been hit especially hard by the pandemic - our youth. The first 500 registered participants will receive an official 2021 Darien Road Race t-shirt.
To register or learn more about the race, visit www.communityfunddarien.org.
The silent auction items will be available for viewing prior to the race via AccelEvents (https://www.accelevents.com/e/darienroadrace) and will close at 12:00 pm on Monday, September 20th to give runners, spectators, and for those not in attendance an opportunity to participate. Bid early for fantastic items from The Bar Method, the Country Club of Darien, Darien Running Company, the Town of Darien Firefighter’s Association, JetBlue, MLB, Nielsen’s, OrangeTheory Fitness, Rhone Apparel, SipStirs, SoNo Ice House, the Darien YMCA, Bridgeport Islanders, Ben Larrabee Photography, The Aesthetic Center, Club Pilates, Ring’s End, Lanphier, Dr. Christine Hamilton-Hall and ZStrict.
Not a runner but want to show support from the sidelines and help raise much-needed funds for vital programs and services for Darien, Norwalk and Stamford youth? Become an individual fundraiser or create a team fundraiser for The Community Fund of Darien! Teams can be made up of family members, office/work associates, friends, high school teams or clubs, sports fans or any group that wants to make a difference in the community. Sign up information is available on the TCF website. The event has raised more than $1.1 million over the years to benefit our neighbors with critical needs in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien.
Janet King, Executive Director of The Community Fund of Darien, noted, “After a year off, we are so happy to bring back the Darien Road Race – the 41st running – a town tradition! Proceeds will allow The Community Fund of Darien to invest even more in the work of our local nonprofit partners. This year the Darien Road Race proceeds will be allocated to youth and services including education enrichment, mental health, healthcare, basic necessities, and food for the hungry.”
“Mirador’s team of subject matter experts is known for providing best-in-class services, one of which is to provide our clients a complete picture of their total net-worth, so we appreciate how The Community Fund of Darien performs a similar role for its donors -- conducting thorough due diligence to make sure contributions are responsibly invested where they have maximum impact,” added Joseph Larizza, Mirador’s Founder and Managing Partner. “As a firm rooted in Darien, Mirador is proud to sponsor the 2021 Darien Road Race and help TCF raise funds for vital youth programs and services in our community.”
The race is made possible by local business sponsors and many wonderful volunteers. The 2021 Darien Road Race Title Sponsor is Mirador; the Platinum Sponsor is Newport Academy. Gold Sponsors are Nuvance Health, Ring’s End, Hollow Tree Self Storage and the Darien Boat Club. Silver Sponsors include Bankwell, Baywater Properties, BMW of Darien, Darien Running Company, DR Bank, Hutchinson Tree Care Specialists, M&T Bank, Office Suites of Darien, Palmer’s Market, Patch Organics, Performance Optimal Health, The Residence at Selleck’s Woods, Sasco River Center, Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group and Trinity Church. Atria Senior Living, Sheree Frank/Houlihan Lawrence, and Land Rover Darien are Bronze Sponsors. Generous in-kind donation provided by Darien Disposal Service and Dance on the DL.
The Community Fund of Darien’s mission is to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen our community. Its vision is for all community members to have the opportunity to reach their full potential as healthy, educated, and self-sufficient individuals. TCF initiates solutions, builds collaborations, and implements and supports programs to strengthen youth, adults and families, for lasting and positive impact in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford. Since 1951, TCF has distributed over $20 million to local nonprofits and community initiatives, impacting thousands of lives in our community. For more information, please contact The Community Fund of Darien office at 203-655-8775 or visit the website at www.communityfunddarien.org.