Darien police issued the
following news release about short traffic delays for vehicles due to
the ITP Triathalon coming up this Saturday afternoon (expect traffic delays on Sunday, too, for the annual Darien Road Race):
The annual ITP Triathlon will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. [noon. The triathlon, hosting approximately 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 facilitate 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.
Bicycle Route – Nearwater Lane, Post Road, Hollow Tree Ridge Road into New Canaan. Athletes will return to Weed Beach via the same route.
Runners Route – Nearwater Lane, Post Road, Rings End Road, Harbor Road, Pear Tree Point Road, Long Neck Point Road. Athletes will return to Weed Beach via the same route.
Editor's note: The triathalon is a fundraiser for the ITP Foundation. Here's what the foundation says on its website (links go to various pages on the website where the quotes come from):
ITPMAN Triathlon is a non-profit event where 100% of all net proceeds
go to the ITP Foundation. Thanks in part to athletes and sponsors like
you, over $200,000 has been donated to medical research and to assist
numerous families with ITP."
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"ITP - Immune
thrombocytopenia, also known as immune or idiopathic thrombocytopenic
purpura, is a rare bleeding disorder characterized by a low amount of
platelets in the blood."
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"The ITP Foundation is
a non-profit organization established to raise awareness of Immune
Thrombocytopenica (ITP). The mission of the ITP Foundation is to
increase awareness and improve the diagnosis and treatment of children
and adolescents with Immune Thrombocytopenia. The ITP Foundation helps
to raise funds to further ITP research."