There are NO lockers available so arrive prepared to run
Plan to arrive early as you can expect delays in travel, parking, and getting into the starting pack
General Parking is located in the parking lots across the street from the amphitheater
Toilet facilities are available in many areas
Dress warmly and appropriately the race will run by the water.
CT Physical Therapy will be on-site to provide pre-race and post-race sports massages to registered runners
Road Closure Information
Road Closures will begin at approximately 9 AM
No pets are allowed anywhere on the race course
No bicycles are allowed on the race course
Stay on the race course! Do not shortcut onto sidewalks or yards to get around other runners as this can cause injuries and damage to personal property
Walkers and strollers please stay in the back of the start line.
G-Force Security and the Bridgeport Police Department will be on the scene to ensure the safety of all participants. Our objective is to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators
Bags will be subject to search.
Please do not leave backpacks, containers, or bundled items unattended. Unattended items left within the restricted area will be confiscated (see below)
Please help us to provide a safe and pleasant environment at this wonderful event. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
The Vicki Soto 5k is a celebration of Vicki’s life and her legacy. This has to include her love for flamingos. Over the years, runners in flamingo costumes have become a tradition at the race, and contribute to its festive atmosphere and spirit.
We respectfully urge runners who wear costumes or who carry signs or props during the race to exercise good judgment and to be considerate of others.
Walkers are welcome in the Vicki Soto 5k. If you choose to walk the course, please assemble towards the back of the race start line before the start of the race.
We are often asked if there is a race fee for walkers. The answer is a definite YES. The only difference between a walker and a runner is the time it takes to finish the race. Walkers, like runners, provide safety, road closures, restrooms, and other functions of the race. Their fee also helps support the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund.
The Vicki Soto 5k will be rain or shine.
In the event of a short-term delay in the start of the race, announcements will be made by megaphones and announcer messages at the start/Finish Line.
Virtual Road Race Registration
Virtual Race Registration opens on Thursday, August 1, and closes Tuesday, October 1st at 11:59 pm
Race Registrations are Non-Refundable
Each shirt will be mailed out the week before the race to the address given at registration.
Race shirts can and have been sent anywhere across the world!
If you sign up for the virtual option you will not be able to change it to an in-person registration past October 1st.
We encourage you to share your pictures from your 5k with us on social media @teamvickisoto.
Parking & Restrooms
Parking is included in the ticket price.
Handicap parking is available on site. Please have your placard visible and the attendants will direct you to the designated area.
Any unauthorized vehicles on site after an event will be towed at the owner's expense.
General Parking is located in the parking lot across the street from the amphitheater
Restrooms are located on the lower concourse
There are no shower or locker facilities, so please come dressed to run