SOUTHPORT — It was a fun run in the Sunday morning sun, but the 29th annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge also raised around $150,000 for local charities.

“Today is just a beautiful day to give back,” said Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO. “Our company is thrilled to be able to do this year after year for the community.”

More than 500 runners registered for 5K marathon in Southport, along with 100 kids who took part in a fun-run sprint and a one-mile race as well.