Southwest Cafe Margarita 5K

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August 03, 2019 # 13

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. 

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.

PRICING: 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+)
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 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. 

Packet Pickup:

Friday, August 2     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 3  9:30 AM – 4:30 PM at Ridgefield Running Company, 423 Main Street (note new location)

Saturday, August 3 (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.


Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2019-08-02


5k Run

August 03, 2019 (Saturday) - 19:00
3.1 miles
Road Solo Charity/Fund raising

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