Southwest Cafe Margarita 5K

Fri July 31 - Sun August 2, 2020 Ridgefield, CT US 06877 Directions

5k Road Race

$25 08/01 7:00PM EDT Price increases after May 5, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Please park at Kohl's or Stop & Shop. Southwest Cafe and all of the other restaurants at Copps Hill Plaza are open tonight. Please visit them after you finish your margarita (they don't care if you've just run!) as they are giving up their parking lot for the evening.

Barbara Nevins and Southwest Cafe present the 13th annual Southwest Cafe Margarita Run to benefit Ability Beyond. This festive 5k offers participants a fun night out with a free margarita at the finish (for those 21 and over, of course). There will be a live band and prizes for overall and age group winners.

The Southwest Cafe Margarita 5K benefits Ability Beyond, an organization dedicated to empowering every person, no matter their ability, to live, work and thrive as members of their community. The non-profit currently runs two residential programs in Ridgefield; Sunrise Cottage and Ritch Drive. Click on the "donation" button to find out more about Ability Beyond.

If you have registered and you didn't see an email confirmation, check your spam folders first for "runsignup" or "margarita." Then, if you still need to confirm, click on the pull-down menu in the upper right corner and select "my races." Login to your runsignup account, and you'll see the race(s) that you are signed up for.

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. There will be officers from Ridgefield Police Department helping your cross Danbury Road.

PARKING: The parking lot of Southwest Cafe (109 Danbury Road) will be CLOSED starting at 5:30 to prepare for the race. PLEASE PARK AT KOHL'S OR STOP & SHOP.

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+)
  • No double-dipping awards given (Overall can't also get age-group award)

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 at Southwest 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 Norran's Ridge, around the loop, back out to Farmingville, and left onto the South St. by-pass finish where they started. 

Packet Pickup:

Friday, July 31   4:00 PM - 6:30 PM at Southwest Cafe, 109 Danbury Road. (Enjoy 10% off a dinner entree at Southwest Cafe while you're there; just show your bib!)

Saturday, August 1  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM at Ridgefield Running Company, 423 Main Street 

Saturday, August 1 (race evening)   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Southwest Cafe, 109 Danbury Road.


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. NO STROLLERS OR DOGS ALLOWED.

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