The Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon is beautiful race featuring classic fall New England scenery. The race is beginner-friendly, and contains some of prettiest roads in Fairfield County! The race starts on East Ridge Road, just above the The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield, with a few gradual climbs to keep you honest. It then settles into a nice rolling course that winds through southern Ridgefield for two loops that showcase some of the flattest miles in the town. With a fast downhill into downtown Ridgefield and back to the Boys and Girls Club, you're sure to finish strong and smiling!
Classic Connecticut scenic course
Race support including water and Gatorade at aid stations
Music and cheer zones along the course
"Race Central" with gathering areas for runners and spectators
Long sleeve tech tee
Commemorative finisher's medal
Prize money for top finishers
Join us for coached group training! Click here for more information.
PLEASE NOTE THE LAST DAY TO DEFER YOUR ENTRY IS 9/20/18. 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. PLEASE ONLY SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON RUNNING 11:30/mile or slower. In order to provide you a safe and enjoyable experience and to avoid difficulties with timing and police support, please do not sign up for this option if you intend on running faster than 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Race Start for 2:30 runners and longer- 7:15 am
Mass Start: 7:45 am
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 may make your donation at the donation page or by clicking the "donate" button above.
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 ahead of time!
Friday, September 28: 10-6 PM at Pamby's Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, 665 Danbury Road, Ridgefield
Saturday, September 29: 9-5 PM at Ridgefield Running Company, 88 Danbury Road, Ridgefield
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. Please note that BGCR is not available for facilities like shower or toilet. Please use the portable toilets in the parking lot.
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 medal or use the potties, they are still using resources they haven't paid for. 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 2019 race for a $10 fee. Log into your account at the race registration site to make a deferral.
HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM offered through RIDGEFIELD RUNNING COMPANY: Kicks off July 14, 2018! Click here for more information!