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Southwest Cafe Margarita 5K

Starts Friday July 31st, 2020

Ridgefield, CT

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Barbara Nevins and Southwest Cafe present the 12th 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 contributes to 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.

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.


5K Entry Fees:

  • $30.00 early registration (May 5 - May 31)

  • $35.00 registration (June 1 – August 3)

  • $40 Race Day

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. 

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Chrontrack B-Tag timing by Club Connecticut

Packet Pickup:

Friday, August 3     4pm-7pm at Southwest Cafe, 109 Danbury Road.

Saturday, August 4  10am-4:30pm at Ridgefield Running Company, 88 Danbury Road.

Saturday, August 4   5pm-7pm at Southwest Cafe

Training Program

Click here for information about the 5k training program!


Pets, in-line skates, and bikes are not permitted on the 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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Start Location

Southwest Cafe, Ridgefield, CT

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