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!
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 2021 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 later start? Click here to find out how. YOU HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 10 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.
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 $65. You 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 an exclusive 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.
Sleep a little later race morning and pick-up your bib, shirt and goodies ahead of time!
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.
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.