2021 WYWL Minute Man Race

Sunday 25th April 2021

Compo Beach: Soundview Dr., Westport, United States

Walking, Running, Distance running, 5K, 10K


  • 10K Run - Individual Registration
  • 10K Run - Corporate & Small Business Team
  • 10K Run - First Responders
  • 10K Run - Student Discount
  • 5K Run - Individual Registration
  • 5K Run - Corporate & Small Business Team
  • 5K Run - First Responders
  • 5K Run - Student Discount
  • 5K Walk - Individual Registration
  • 5K Walk - Corporate & Small Business Team
  • 5K Walk - First Responders
  • 5K Walk - Student Discount
  • Kids Fun Run: 100 yard dash (Ages 3-5), 1/2 mile (Ages 6-8), 1 mile (Ages 9-12) - Individual Registration
  • Kids Fun Run: 100 yard dash (Ages 3-5), 1/2 mile (Ages 6-8), 1 mile (Ages 9-12) - Family Discount


The Westport Young Woman’s League will be hosting its 42nd annual running of the Minute Man Race on April 25, 2021*, at the famed Compo Beach, with all warm-ups starting after 8 am.

The main event will consist of a certified USA Track and Field 10K & 5K Run and a 5K Walk to join the fun. The Kids Fun Run will include a 100 yard dash (ages 3-5 years), 1/2 mile run (6-8 years) and 1 mile run (9-12 years), featuring a Kids Zone during and after the race.

By participating in this Race, you are contributing to a great cause! The net proceeds support the Westport Young Woman’s League Grants program for local and/or education-based charities in lower Fairfield County. In 2020, we distributed $90,000 and over $4.3 million since 1956! Organizations in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford and Greenwich benefited from receiving a Grant. View our full list of Grant recipients at wywl.com/grants. 

Register today to take advantage of our Student discounts, First Responder discounts and Corporate & Small Business Team rates!

For complete details on the 2021 Minute Man Race, hosted by the Westport Young Woman’s League, please visit www.minutemanrace.com


*Our 2020 Minute Man Race has been postponed to April 25, 2021! View the MM email for complete details. Registration is still open for 2021!

Event details and schedule


• 5K Run & 5K Walk - 8:30 am at South Compo Beach • 10K Run - 8:40 am at South Compo Beach • Kids Fun Run - 8:30 am in the baseball outfield  Adult race warm-ups begin at 8:20 am (across from the Pavillion near the Start Line) & Kids Fun Run warm-up activities begin at 8 am (located at the baseball field near the marina)


• 5K Run, 5K Walk and 10K Run – all participants under 13 must participate with an adult • Kids Fun Run – parents must be present during the race; no drop-offs


You can pick-up your bib early on Saturday, April 24, 2021, to beat the Race Day crowds from 9 am - 1 pm at Performance Physical Therapy and Wellness, located at 333 Post Road West, 1st Floor, Westport 06880. 


If you decide to pick-up your bib on Race Day, please plan to arrive early to register your attendance as the Compo lot tends to be busy and gates close at 8 am, so we recommend arriving by 7:45 am. Registration is open from 7 am - 8 am. You can park in the designated area in the Compo lot or in the adjacent Soundview dirt lot.  


Our race is held rain or shine and my be chilly early in the morning. Please dress accordingly. 

Please remember that dogs are not allowe at Compo Beach.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, April 25, 2021. If you have any questions, please visit www.minutemanrace.com or email us at CoMinuteman@wywl.com. 

Organised by

Westport Young Woman's League

P.O. Box 333, Westport

Phone: 917-267-7481

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