Southwest Cafe Margarita 5K

Sat August 3, 2019 Ridgefield, CT US 06877 Directions

5k Run

$30 7:00PM EDT
Increases to $35 after the first 100 people register. (40 spots left) Registration ends August 3, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Southwest Cafe
109 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Ridgefield, CT US 06877

Barbara Nevins and Southwest Cafe present the 13th annual Southwest Cafe Margarita Run to benefit the Ridgefield Sunrise Cottage. This festive 5k offers participants a healthy night out with a free margarita at the finish (for those 21 and over, of course).

The Southwest Cafe Margarita 5K benefits the Sunrise Cottage in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The Sunrise Cottage is a residence for members of the community with disabilities. It is part of ARI (Always Reaching for Independence), and devoted to enriching the lives of people with disabilities and their families by enabling them to achieve their fullest potential at home, at work, and in the community.

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Race Time/Location:

Race will start promptly at 7:00 PM in the parking lot of Union Savings Bank, across the street from the 109 Danbury Road shopping plaza in Ridgefield, CT.


This year there will be "tiered" pricing. There will be a select number of slots for each pricing Tier. When that Tier is full, the price goes up! (We will warn you when the Tier is getting close to capacity).

5k Awards:

  • Top Male & Female Finishers
  • Top 3 Male & Female in Age Groups (12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

All participants (21 & over) will receive ONE FREE MARGARITA from the Southwest Café with the presentation of your race number following the race. Soft drinks available for 20 & younger. Join us in the Cafe after the run for a great dinner with live music.


This is a flat and fast USATF-certified course. Starting in the parking lot of the Union Savings bank, runners will pass behind Union Savings Bank,  turning right onto Farmingville Rd., left on Limekiln Rd., left on Lee Rd., and then right onto Famingville Rd., right on Noran's Ridge, around the loop, back out to Farmingville, and left onto the South St. by-pass finish where they started. 

Map Here

Packet Pickup:

Friday, August 2     4pm-7pm at Southwest Cafe, 109 Danbury Road.

Saturday, August 3  10am-4:30pm at Ridgefield Running Company, 423 Main Street.

Saturday, August 3   5pm-7pm at Southwest Cafe


Pets, strollers, in-line skates, and bikes are not permitted on the course. The police will pause traffic but THIS IS NOT A CLOSED COURSE. You will not be eligible for age group awards if you run with headphones, per USATF rules. If you must run with headphones, turn the volume down or run with one ear bud in; you need to be aware of the runners around you at all times, and be able to hear instructions from police and course marshals. We ask that participants with strollers be respectful of other competitors and start in the back, and yield the right of way. 

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