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2017 Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon
1 Mile, Half Marathon
Sun, Oct 1, 2017
Ridgefield Half Marathon
Ridgefield Half Marathon EARLY START
VIP STATUS: Ridgefield Half Marathon (This donation to BGCR gets to an entry, VIP parking, & a lifestyle tee.)
VIP STATUS Ridgefield Half Marathon Early Start (This donation to BGCR gets to an entry, VIP parking, & a lifestyle tee.)
About This Activity
Please note: If you are registering on 9/30 after 10 am or RACE DAY, we can NOT guarantee you a shirt. You will not receive a shirt until AFTER the race if they are available.
PLEASE NOTE THE LAST DAY TO DEFER YOUR ENTRY IS 9/26/17. THERE IS A $10 FEE TO DEFER.
This year, the Ridgefield Half Marathon will offer an early "soft" start for those runners that plan to run 2:30 hours or more.
Race Start for 2:30 runners and greater- 7:15 am
Mass Start: 7:45 am
Through August 15: $45
August 16 - August 27: $50
August 28 - Sept 30: $55
Race Day Registration: $65
VIP OPTION AVAILABLE! For a donation of $200 to the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield, you get a race entry, VIP parking the day of the race, and a lifestyle T-shirt. You can register for this option right on the registration page.
Classic Connecticut scenic course
Race support including water and Gatorade at aid stations
Long sleeve tech tee
Commemorative finisher's medal
Parking on Race Day:
There are several public parking lots near the start and the finish of the course. Parking is available at Yanity Gym, East Ridge Middle School, and Veteran's Park School. More parking is available just off Governor Street and Main. Parking lots are all within a 1/2 mile of the course and is FREE. There will be no race day parking at the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club.
Packet Pick-Up Sleep a little later race morning and pick-up your bib, shirt and goodies at Ridgefield Running Company, 88 Danbury Rd. in Ridgefield in the days before the race.
Friday, September 29: 10-6 PM
Saturday, September 30: 9-5 PM
Package Pick-up is available on race morning beginning at 7 a.m., but it is strongly recommended that you pickup your packet Friday or Saturday to save time.
Race Day Schedule The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield opens at 7:00 a.m. for pick up and registration. Race start: 7:45 AM. Optional early start for runners that anticipate finishing in over 2h30min: 7:15AM.
Hydration Poland Spring Water and Gatorade available at the following mile markers
Water at 2.25, 5, 7.25, 10 and 11.5 miles. Gatorade at 2.25, 7, 11.5 miles.
Are strollers and dogs allowed on the race? Sorry the course does not permit strollers or dogs for safety reasons.
Can someone else use my entry? NO! For safety reasons, we need to know exactly who is on the course. If a runner needs medical attention we use the info from the race bib to make emergency contacts. Plus, wearing another's bib can interfere with the race results. Please do not "give" your bib to others.
My friend/spouse/child is not registered. Can he/she just run with me? NO! This is called "banditing" and is essentially using race resources without paying for them. It's also a safety issue, and even if that person doesn't take the food or use the potties, we have allocated race resources and volunteers for a specific amount of runners on race day. Please don't bandit races, it's just not cool.
I can't make it to Package Pick Up, can a friend pick up for me? YES, if you trust them, so do we.
Does the race happen rain or shine? You bet! Unless there is a natural disaster that prevents a safe race course, there will be a race!
I can't race, can I get a refund? Sorry, no refunds or transfers. You can defer your entry to the 2018 race for a $10 fee. Log into your account at the race registration site to make a deferal.
HALF MARATHON TRAINING: $79 for 12 weeks – Starts July 15, 2017! Register here!
Join us Saturday mornings for fun, camaraderie, and support as you train for the 41st annual Pamby’s Ridgefield Half Marathon (or other fall endurance event). Welcoming to runners of all levels, our program is designed to help you build the endurance you need to have your BEST RACE EVER!
Beginning Saturday, July 15th we'll start the first of 12 weekly training sessions begin at 7 AM at Ridgefield Running Company, rain or shine. Most weeks will offer additional clinics or demos to support your love of running. There may even be a themed-week or two! Sign up here
Training Program Offers:
A support system that includes access to coaches and dedicated pace leaders to keep you motivated and accountable
Supported Saturday group runs (pre- & post-run hydration, warm-ups and cool downs)
A private Facebook page with helpful posts by coaches and peers
Weekly training schedule
Educational clinics and demos exclusive to the training program participants
Also available: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 AM track workouts @ Ridgefield High School; workouts require membership to RBSC for a $40 annual fee.