Annual Beacon Falls RiverFest, Duck Race, 5K Set For May 14

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As we continue to prepare for the upcoming Beacon Hose carnival from June 9-11, there’s one big event left on the agenda before then.

Yep, it’s the annual Beacon Falls RiverFest! In addition to the festival and duck race on May 14, this year there’s a new event attached to the goings-on. It’s the first Jill’s Race for MS, and it’s being run in memory of longtime Beacon Falls resident Jill Betkoski, who had multiple sclerosis and passed away 10 years ago.

The race starts at the Beacon Falls Recreation Complex at 10 a.m. and will loop downtown, through the hill section off Burton Road and finish near the firehouse. The race — which comes in the form of a 5k run, a 2-mile walk or a half-mile kids run — costs $25 for adults and $15 for children.

After that, join us for a festival of vendors, great food, cold drinks and live music. We at Beacon Hose will be preparing for our carnival by serving the first batch of our new roast beef sandwiches and more. The duck race will launch at 3:30 p.m.

We and the Lions Club of Beacon Falls are looking forward to a great day. Hopefully you can join us! Those who would like to register for the race or find more information about it can head over here.


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