It wasn't bitterly cold like last year, although runners had to contend with strong winds.

In the men's race Spencer Brown of Wilton and Alex Petrecca moved up one place to finish first and second.

In the women's race Haley Abing of Jamaica Plain MA repeated her last year's victory. She was closely followed by Kathleen Servidea and Kate Pfeffer, both in their 40's who came within a dozen seconds of breaking 30 minutes.

The race is o-sponsored by Hospital for Special Surgery Stamford, Greens Farms Academy, Give A Spit, Brickwalk Dental, ASF Sports & Outdoors of Westport, Moneco Advisors LLC, Cohen & Wolf, Cycle Dynamics, Cycle Bar Fairfield, Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport Congregational Church, Fred’s Car Wash and Stop & Shop Westport. The race is one of the largest in Connecticut and the largest five-mile race in the state.

The race has benefited organizations including the Wakeman Boys/Girls Club of Southport, Westport EMS , the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Fairfield Counseling Services , the Laddie Lawrence Scholarship Fund (founded by the Pequot Running Club) at Staples High School in Westport, The Fairfield Museum, The Pequot Library, Westport EMS, Bridgeport Junior Achievement and the Fairfield Police Explorers.