Minute Man Race

April 25, 2021 | Virtual Event | Westport, CT

The WYWL will host its​ ​42nd Minute Man Race beginning on Sunday, April 25th.

This year’s race is VIRTUAL which means you can run the race anytime between April 25th and May 2nd from anywhere! Race proceeds will directly benefit charities located throughout lower Fairfield County, CT.


The event consists of a 10K run and 5K run or walk. We offer discounts for essential workers, students and more!

Image: Racers at start line

Race Distances:

10K Run (6.2 miles)

5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles)



The top 3 finishers in each event will receive a prize.



Pre-registration will be for t-shirt and bib pick up only. 

Pick up is at Saugatuck Congregational Church parking lot (follow signs)

245 Post Road East, Westport, CT

April 23, 2021: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

April 24, 2021:  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


  • Participants will be able to easily track their times and view the suggested race course via the Active Experience app. Top 3 finishers in each event will receive a prize.


  • Can’t run on April 25th? Don’t fret! Participants can run their registered event on any day that’s best from April 25th through May 1st to have their results verified through the Active app.

  • Sign up for our first-ever Minute Man Challenge! Record the fastest combined time for completion of our 5K and 10K runs for a special prize!

  • Each registrant will also receive a Minute Man Race t-shirt* and a digital runner’s packet with goodies from our sponsors!

By participating in this race, you are contributing to a great cause!  In 2020, the WYWL gave $90,000 to local charitable organizations.  We have distributed over $4.3 million in grants since 1956!  View our full list of Grant recipients at wywl.com/grants.



Email us at minuteman@wywl.com


*T-shirts included if registered on or before April 25th, 2021



Minute Man Sponsors

Gold Sponsor:


Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:


Frequently Asked Questions

Are Minute Man Race t-shirts included with my registration?

Register online by April 1, 2021 to receive a t-shirt. At bib pick-up, you will receive the t-shirt size you selected online.

What is the refund policy?

All entry fees are non-refundable. This is a charity event; consider it a donation to local and/or education-based charities in lower Fairfield County, who are determined through our WYWL Grants process. View the complete list of grant recipients at wywl.com/grants.

Can I transfer my entry to another runner?

This must be arranged before race day. No race day transfers. Email Minute Man Co-Chair at CoMinuteMan@wywl.com to make arrangements or complete the transfer online at Active.com.
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