Southwest Cafe to host 13th annual Margarita 5K on Saturday
Editor’s note: Ridgefield police will be closing Ligi’s Way starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, for the annnual Margarita Run. Farmingville Road will be open, with sporadic delays during the event. Drivers should seek alternative routes if possible.
Southwest Cafe’s 13th annual Margarita 5K road race to benefit Ability Beyond/Sunrise Cottage will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m., at 109 Danbury Road.
Proclaimed a “must do local race” by Competitor Magazine, the Saturday evening race provides a night out for participants, with Southwest Cafe providing a post-race margarita for all 21+ finishers. Participants can stay for the post-race party, featuring a live band playing in front of Southwest Cafe in Copps Hill Common.
“I am excited to bring back the Margarita 5K for its 13th year,” said Barb Nevins, owner of Southwest Cafe. “It is a fun way to support Ability Beyond, which operates Ridgefield’s Sunrise Cottage. Ability Beyond is an organization dedicated to empowering every person, no matter their ability, to live, work and thrive as members of their community. Everyone benefits.”
Registration is available at southwestcafe.com. The race is filling quickly and may close before race day. The course is described as fast, friendly and a fan favorite, with exclusive margarita glasses for the age group winners and a post-race party for everyone. Awards also be provided to the top three male and female finishers.