Registration is now open for the 43rd annual Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon, set for Sunday, Sept. 22, at 7:45 a.m., at the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield, 41 Governor St.

New this year will be an option for a 7-mile course to be held concurrently with the 13.1 mile half marathon. Pamby Motors is the title sponsor.

The race begins and ends at the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield and will feature live music, food and beer (21+) for all finishers.

“The Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield is excited to host the Ridgefield Half Marathon again this year,” said Mike Flynn, BGCR’s executive director. “Having a 7-mile option for the race will provide an opportunity for even more people to visit our facilities and grounds, which provide a place for Ridgefield’s students to participate in our award-winning youth programming. The race directly relates to one of our core values for sports, fitness and recreation, and we are excited to be the host for its 43rd year.”

To register for the Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon, visit ridgefieldhalf.com. There are limited slots for the 7-mile option. VIP entries are available, gaining entrants preferred parking.

The classic “two-loop lollipop” course of the half marathon (the 7-miler option will do one loop) will wind through the streets of south Ridgefield, featuring cheer zones and music to inspire runners. The course is spectator-friendly, giving friends and family multiple opportunities to cheer racers along the way. All finishers will receive an exclusive medal and a premium long-sleeve tech t-shirt.

Businesses interested in partnering with the Ridgefield Half Marathon should contact training@ridgefieldrunning.com.