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
Beer and sliders courtesy of Little Pub to all finishers (beer 21+)
Long sleeve tech tee
Commemorative finisher's medal
Prize money for top finishers
VIP OPTION AVAILABLE! For a donation of $200 to the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield, VIP parking the day of the race, access to indoor restrooms, and a lifestyle T-shirt. You can donate right on the registration page.
NOTE: We WILL have in-person day-of registration BUT!... Please allow time to sign up on our kiosks and note that that the price is $66.04 + 6% = $70. You may pay with credit card, check (made out to Run On, LLC), or cash. Exact change is appreciated.
Click here for the complete course map. It is a USATF certified course.
Sleep a little later race morning and pick-up your bib, shirt and goodies in the days before the race:
Friday, September 28: 10 AM - 5 PM Pamby Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, 665 Danbury Road, Ridgefield.
Saturday, September 29: 9 AM - 5 PM Ridgefield Running Company, 88 Danbury Road, Ridgefield.
Package Pick-up is available on race morning beginning at 7 AM, 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 expecting to run over 2h30m: 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 & Potties
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. In addition to potties at Race Central, we will have two potties on the looped part of the course, at miles 2.5 and 7.5, just past the Olmstead/South Olmstead water stop.
Parking on Race Day
There are several public parking lots all within a 1/2 mile of the start and the finish of the course:
Yanity Gym/Ridgefield Playhouse
East Ridge Middle School
Veteran's Park School
Governor Street across from Veteran's Park
Bailey Avenue Lot
There will be no race day parking at the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club, or the town's lower Governor Street Lot and the RVNA. Governor Street will be closed from the RVNA to East Ridge Road, please plan accordingly. Runners can get dropped off at the top of Governor Street (near Bissell Pharmancy) and walk down to Race Central.
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. Last day to defer is September 20, 2018. Log into your account at the race registration site to make a deferral. If you deferred the 2017 race and would like to claim your deferral to register for this year, please contact the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org.