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Watch For Triathletes, Runners On Darien's Roads This Weekend

The Darien Road Race is one of two events that will make for crowded streets this weekend in town.
The Darien Road Race is one of two events that will make for crowded streets this weekend in town. Photo Credit: Tom Renner, file

DARIEN, Conn. -- A triathlon and a road race will make for crowded streets this weekend in Darien.

The annual ITP Triathlon will be from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. The triathlon, hosting about 500 athletes, will start at Weed Beach.

Motorists are advised to expect delays along the race route. Officers will be positioned along the route to help the flow of traffic. Nearwater Lane, Rings End Road and the Post Road (between Nearwater Lane and Rings End Road) will be posted “No Parking” for this event.

The race's bicycle route will be Nearwater Lane, Post Road and Hollow Tree Ridge Road into New Canaan. Athletes will return to Weed Beach via the same route.

The running route will be Nearwater Lane, Post Road, Rings End Road, Harbor Road, Pear Tree Point Road and Long Neck Point Road. Athletes will return to Weed Beach via the same route.

Also this weekend is the annual Darien Road Race, which will start at 1 p.m. Sunday. The race, hosting about 500 runners, will start at Pear Tree Point Beach and proceed to Long Neck Point Road, Ring’s End Road, Harbor Road, eastbound on the Post Road, Old Kings Highway South, Andrews Drive, Red Coat Pass, Tory Hole Road, Sunswyck Road, Goodwives River Road, and back to Pear Tree Point Beach.

Motorists and residents of the area are advised to expect short-term delays and detours along the race route. Officers will be positioned along the route to facilitate the flow of traffic and the safety of the runners.

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