The Westport Young Woman’s League will host its 42nd running of the Minute Man Race in its first-ever virtual format beginning on Sunday, April 25, 2021! This year’s race is virtual, so participants can complete their race event any time between April 25th and May 1st from anywhere. #wywl #BuildingCommunity #MinuteManRace #RunOnRunSafe
Monique Hodges, President of the Westport Young Woman’s League, commented: “The Westport Young Woman’s League is very excited to host our 42nd Minute Man Race. Due to the pandemic, our 2020 had to be cancelled, so we are very happy to be able to offer a VIRTUAL race to our runners this year. Being virtual, it allows us to still have a Minute Man Race while making sure everyone stays safe. This is another way that we, as a League, have had to be flexible and creative in our fundraising efforts #RunOnRunSafe.”
The main event will consist of a 10K Run, 5K Run and a 5K Walk. Participants will be able to easily track their times and view the suggested race course via the Active Experience app. The top three finishers in each event by age group will receive a prize, and all Kids Fun Run participants will receive a ribbon. On Sunday May 2nd there will be a Minute Man Race wrap up party where race winners can pick up their awards and their t-shirts if they have not done so already; time/ location TBA.
This is also the first year we are offering a new Minute Man challenge; record the fastest combined time for completion of our 5K and 10K runs for an award! So start making your 2021 Minute Man Race playlist and join in on the fun while helping raise money for local non profits. Net proceeds from this event directly benefit charitable organizations throughout lower Fairfield County through WYWL’s grants program. Visit our website, wywl.com/grants, for more information about our grants program and to see the 25 organizations the WYWL gave to in the Spring of 2020.
Can’t run on April 25th? Don’t fret! Our athletes can complete their registered event on any day that’s best for them between April 25th through May 1st to have their results verified through the Active app. For complete details on the 2021 Minute Man Race, hosted by the Westport Young Woman’s League, please visit our website: wywl.com/minute-man, our Facebook event, or directly on our event page on Active: https://www.active.com/running/distance-running-virtual-events/wywl-minute-man-virtual-race-2021.
Online registration is now open and may be accessed by visiting our website: wywl.com/minute-man, our Facebook event, or directly on our event page on Active: https://www.active.com/running/distance-running-virtual-events/wywl-minute-man-virtual-race-2021.
With your registration you’ll receive a 2021 Minute Man Race t-shirt*, a runner’s numbered bib and a digital runner’s packet with goodies from our sponsors. For registration fees, please see below:
10K Run – $40
5K Run/Walk – $30
We offer discounts to essential workers and students, contact email@example.com for codes before registering.
*T-shirts are guaranteed if you are registered by April 5th. After, we have t-shirts until we run out.
T-shirts can be purchased. T-shirt and bib pick-up will be on April 23rd and 24th; location TBA.
The Westport Young Woman’s League (WYWL) is a non-profit philanthropic organization of women committed to building community through volunteerism, social activities and fundraising for local charitable organizations throughout lower Fairfield County. Annual events like this, allowed the WYWL to distribute $90,000 in grants to 25 charitable organizations in the Spring of 2020. $4.3 million have been given since 1956! For information on how profits from fundraisers are distributed to charities and to see a full list of recipients, please visit wywl.com/grants.