2019 Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon and 7-Miler

Sun September 22, 2019 Ridgefield, CT US 06877 Directions
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Ridgefield Half Marathon

$65 7:45AM EDT Price increases after September 20, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Ridgefield Half Marathon EARLY START

$65 7:15AM EDT Price increases after September 20, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Ridgefield 7-Miler

$55 7:45AM EDT
Sorry! This event is full. Price increases after September 20, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield
41 Governor Street
Ridgefield, CT US 06877
Description

Click here to register for the Course Preview on Sept. 14th. It leaves from RVNA at 27 Governor Street at 7:00 AM. 8.5 miles or 3.1 mile courses available.

The Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon and 7-Miler is a 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! 

You get:

  • Classic Connecticut scenic course
  • Race support including water and Nuun Endurance at aid stations
  • Music and cheer zones along the course
  • "Race Central" with gathering areas for runners and spectators
  • Beer and sliders or hot dog for all finishers (21+ only for the beer)
  • Long sleeve tee
  • Commemorative finisher's medal
  • Prize money for top three overall finishers male & female. Age group awards are also given out.
  • FREE professional race photos

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THIS RACE, this includes medical issues. We have to plan and pay for runner gifts and vendors will in advance. You may defer your entry to 2020 for a $5 fee. Click here to find out how to defer. Race goes on rain or shine. 

Need to transfer to Early Start or 7-Miler? You may transfer to another event within the day (from 13.1 to the 7-miler, or from regular start to early start, for example) for free (though no refunds given if you change to the shorter race). Click here to find out how. YOU HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 18 at MIDNIGHT TO DO SO. NO EVENT TRANSFERS AFTER THAT DATE. What happens if I'm signed up for the 13.1 and I just run the 7-Miler instead?  We won't stop you and that's totally your choice, but you will have a DQ in the results, because you registered as 13.1 but didn't finish 13.1. There will be timing mats on the course and the two distances have different color bibs. Please don't ask our timer or the race director to change your event on race day.

The Ridgefield Half Marathon offers an early 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. If you're not sure, sign up for the early start. You can always change it up until one week before the race.

  • Race Start for 2:30:00 runners and longer in half marathon only- 7:15 am
  • Mass Start half marathon and all 7-milers: 7:45 am

We WILL have in-person day-of registration BUT!... Please allow time to sign up on our kiosks and note that the race day price is $65You may pay with credit card, check (made out to Run On, LLC), or cash. Exact change is appreciated.

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. The Race Director will contact you in the weeks before the race to confirm your VIP arrangements.

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 are FREE. There will be no race day parking at the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club or RVNA.

Packet Pick-Up
Sleep a little later race morning and pick-up your bib, shirt and goodies ahead of time!

  • Friday, September 20:       10-5 PM at Pamby Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, 665 Danbury Road, Ridgefield (Note this is the dealership, not the service center or body shop.)
  • Saturday, September 21:   9-5 PM at Ridgefield Running Company, 423 Main Street, Ridgefield (Note *NEW* location)

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 for the Half Marathon: Water and Nuun Endurance at miles 2.25 and 7, and water only at miles 4.8 and 9.5.
Hydration for the 7-Miler: Water and Nuun Endurance at miles 2.25, and 5.3, and water only at mile 3.25.

:FAQ:

  • Are strollers and dogs allowed on the race? NO strollers or dogs for safety reasons.
  • Can I wear headphones? We would prefer that you not wear headphones. The roads are not closed to traffic and you need to be able to hear your surroundings and police/course marshal instructions. Runners wearing headphones will not be eligible for awards.
  • I'm doing the Early Start option for the Half Marathon. Am I eligible for awards? No. If you think you might earn an award, you must use the 7:45 main start.
  • I can't run. Can I just give someone else my bib? 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 age group and even overall race results. Please do not "give" your bib to others.
  • If I'm signed up for the Half Marathon, can I decide to run the 7-Miler on race day? And vice-versa? Well, we're not going to stop you, but we will have timing mats on the course and we'll see how many laps you did. The 13.1 and the 7-Miler also have different color race bibs. If there is a discrepancy between what you signed up for and what you ran, you will receive a DQ in the results. (Also, if you run the 13.1 when you were signed up for and paid for the 7-Miler, that's just not cool.)
  • 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. We have capacity limits set for the race as per Ridgefield Police Dept, so it's also like crashing a wedding or party you didn't RSVP for. Please don't bandit races, it's just being a jerk.
  • I can't make it to Package Pick Up, can a friend pick up for me?  YES.
  • 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 for any reason; races are planned months in advance. We pay vendors and have to buy runner gifts quite early in the planning process (it's a bit like a wedding!). You can defer your entry to the 2020 race for a $10 fee. Log into your account and go to "participant management" to make a deferral. Last day to defer is 9/20/19.

 

 

 

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