5K Run

$25 10:00AM EDT Price increases after September 24, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

3K Fitness Walk

$25 10:00AM EDT Price increases after September 24, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids’ Fun Run & KidZone Challenge

$10 9:00AM EDT Registration ends September 27, 2020 at 10:00am EDT
New This Year!

Virtual 5K

$25 Registration ends September 27, 2020 at 10:00am EDT
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club
385 Center Street
Southport, CT US 06890

Be part of the Bigelow Tea's 33rd Annual BTCC 5k Run, 3k Fitness Walk & Kids' Fun Run/ KidZone Challenge benefiting over 20 local charities.  Bring the family, a friend or just yourself to enjoy the views along the scenic Southport Harbor and Historic District!


Last year, over 750 runners, walkers, and kids participated in this amazing event and we anticipate an even bigger crowd this year. With the price of registration, participants will receive a T-shirt, Goodie Bag, and access to great music, awards, raffle prizes, and delicious food! Free Supervised Child Care will also be provided during the race!


Food options will include, pizza, wraps, and delicious catered finger foods. We will even have everyone's favorite adult beverage-- beer-- for a nice cool down after the race (I.D. Required). 


Register now to ensure you won't miss out on the fun!

Time: 9 am-Noon, rain or shine.
5K Run: $25 
**price increases to $30 after September 27     

Start time: 10:00 am. (check in ends 15 minutes prior)

This is a computer chip timed 5k event. You must complete the entire distance to win prizes. Awards will be given for the overall men's and women's champion. Age group awards three deep for 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ and beyond! Free Supervised Child Care in the kids' area during the race!


3K Fitness Walk: $25 
**price increases to $30 after September 27                      

Start time: 10:00 am. (check in ends 15 minutes prior)

Walk at your own pace on a non-competitive course along scenic Southport Harbor and Historic District. Enjoy the views and know that you're contributing    to a good cause! This event is NOT computer timed. There are no awards for this walk. Free Supervised Child Care in the kids' area during the walk!


Kids' Fun Run & Kidzone Challenge: $10                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Start time: 9:00 am (check in ends 15 minutes prior)

1 mile jog begins: 9:10 am

100-yard Scamper, 1-mile jog PLUS tons of Fun Activities for kids ages Pre-K thru 6th grade. Kids will enjoy awards, snacks, face painting, balloon characters, temporary tattoos, princess/ action figures & more! These kids events are not timed. 


Virtual 5K: $25 

Start time: 10:00 am

If you are unable to join our fun-filled day, but still want to be part of the action, join us on a virtual run/walk! Take your very own journey and share it with us on your favorite social media platform. Just don't forget to tag us! @bigelowtea

**Please Note: Race Giveaways will be picked up at Bigelow Tea the day before the race.

Wait, I'm out of state, what do I do? No worries--Please contact Janned Serrano (Sponsorships & General Information (203) 330-2510) and we can send your giveaway to you--shipping rates will apply.







Check back with us as we get closer to the race for exciting new updates!


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Shirt

The deadline for choosing individual T-shirt sizes is September 5, 2020. All those who register after September 5th will be given shirts and sizes on a first come first serve basis. Click the PDF below to check out this year's great designs!


Please Note: Women's t-shirt runs very small!

Please use caution when choosing a size as there are no exchanges



Pre-registration & Day of Registration


To all who have registered before our event:

EARLY BIB PICKUP  Saturday, September 26
Bigelow Tea, 201 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We encourage everyone to participate in early bib pickup as to allow the race day to go smoother!


To all who choose to register day of the event:

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club- Southport, CT
Registration opens 8:00 AM and closes 15 minutes prior to event

We do not guarantee T-shirts or Goodie Bags for those who register day of the race. Thank you for understanding. 

Click the heading to see the route!

Click the heading to see the route!

Bigelow Center for Senior Activities -- Sandcastle Playground -- Wakeman Boys & Girls Club -- YMCA of Fairfield -- Mercy Learning Center -- Cardinal Shehan Center -- Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County -- Center for Family Justice -- Connecticut Food Bank -- Operation Hope -- Burroughs Community Center -- Grasmere by Park -- Caroline House -- Bridgeport Rescue Mission -- Janus Center for Youth in Crisis -- Norma Pfriem Breast Center -- Bridge House -- CT Challenge --Taylor YMCA, -- Camp Hi Rock -- Horizon’s at GFA -- McGivney Community Center -- Pivot Ministries

2019 Sponsors
Super Titanium

IMS/ Avalanche -- Wausau -- Amgraph -- New York Yankees -- Phil Simms


 Cooper & Dunham -- Halsey Associates -- Martin Bauer -- Westrock -- RSM -- ANC -- New York Giants -- KOF-K -- Mode Transportation -- Pro AmPack -- YES Network


Adam Expo -- American Packaging Corp. -- Firmenich-- Glatfelter -- Gunn, Godrey & Allison -- IMA North America -- Kerry  -- Premier Graphics -- Tea Importers -- Bank of America -- Mets Radio 880 -- Procyon Partners


ACBI  -- Collective Bias -- Finlay -- Ganeden -- PCA -- USI -- Valley Forge Captive -- Van Rees -- Independant III LLC


Advanced Grow Labs -- Aitro Financial -- Business Protective Services -- Defined Design -- John Hancock -- Longo Electric -- McIntyre -- Q Trade -- Globele Energy LLC -- JOH -- Sentient Jet -- Service Master of Westport -- Turnpike Spirit Shop


Commerce Park Dental -- Creative Concepts -- Display Success -- Elite Spice -- Event Net USA -- Farrington Packaging/ MELE -- Holland and Knight -- Luchs Consulting Engineers/ DeCarlo & Doll -- Meridian Trading -- NBC -- Pace Motorline -- Packaging Unlimited -- Premier Packaging -- Security Services of CT -- SNA Tea Company -- The Montag Group -- Total Communications/ Frontier -- Donna Twist -- United Illuminating


Bavier Design LLC -- E-J Electric Installation Co. -- Flavor dynamics, Inc. -- MILK -- Pod Pack -- Tema Enterprises -- The Pension Service -- Vidal Wettensteim, LLC


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please refer to our "Become A Sponsor" tab above. 
Refund Policy

Due to the charitable nature of this event, we do not offer any refunds. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Parking Day of Event

We ask that you please do not park in the church lots or on the roads that we run/walk on!
*please refer to the maps listed under race info section on the website*

Please park at the Southport RR station, local business lots on Jelliff Lane (ie: Peoples Bank), and surrounding side streets that are not part of the race. 

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