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Jills Race for MS
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Join us for the Inaugural Jill’s Race for MS 5k, May 14, 2016 and be a part of history! Avid racers, recreational runners, walkers, and kids of all ages are welcome to take part in the 5K Run, 2 Mile Fitness Walk, and Kids’ Fun Run that follows a course through scenic and beautiful Beacon Falls – a quaint New England Town.

In Beacon Falls, the annual River Fest, organized by the local Lion’s Club, has become a sign of summer – complete with a band, vendors, food, drink and a duck race down the Naugatuck River.  And this year, for the first time ever, the Lion’s Club is adding a 5k race to the day’s slate of activities, with proceeds to benefit a charity near and dear to the club’s leadership. For more information on the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, visit ctfightsMS.org.

THE COURSE:

5k run in Beacon Falls, CT; 2 mile fitness walk; half mile kids’ fun run.  Come run through this storybookNew England town! The course will take you through our Recreation Complex; over a river; through our Downtown; and past our school, churches, Town Hall, Public Library, Police Department, and will finish at our Fire Department, where the Annual River Fest and Lion’s Club Duck Race Festivities will be in full swing!

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Information: Contact Bill Mis (860) 221-8116 or williammis@sbcglobal.net

RACE DAY REGISTRATION:

All race day registration will begin at 8:30 AM at TheBeacon Falls Recreation Complex, 100 Pent Road, Beacon Falls, CT.  There will be facilities available. Race Day registrations are accepted, but t-shirts are not guaranteed day of race and may be fulfilled in the weeks following the race.

Race Day Runners pay $30 (register before and pay only $25)

Race Day Walkers pay $30 (register before and pay only $25)

Kids’ Fun Run pay $15 (register before and pay only $20)

RACE SCHEDULE:

Packet Pickup will begin at 8:30 AM on race day.

Jill’s Race for MS Events will begin at 10:00 AM with the Kids’ Fun Run.  5k race and Fitness Walk will begin as soon as the Kids’ Fun Run finishes.

GIVEAWAYS:

The first 500 5k and Fitness Walk registrants will receive a Jill’s Race for MS t-shirt.  Sign up early! All runners and walkers note: Race Day registrations are accepted, but t-shirts are not guaranteed the day of race and may be fulfilled in the weeks following the race. All 5k and Fitness Walk registrants will receive a duck for the Annual Lion’s Club Duck Race.  All children finishing the Kids’ Fun Run will receive a prize.  River Fest and Duck Race Celebrations will be taking place at the Finish Line.

AWARDS:

M/F Overall; First Beacon Falls Finisher M/F; First EMS (M/F); First Police Officer (M/F); First Fire Fighter (M/F); First Lion Finisher; Age Groups: 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; etc.

PARKING:

Free parking will be provided on the Beacon Falls Recreation Complex (starting line) and Downtown Beacon Falls (near the finish line). Free Bus Transportation will be provided between Downtown and the Beacon Falls Recreation Complex.

DIRECTIONS:             

From I-84 East or West Bound

Merge onto CT-8 S via EXIT 19 on towardNaugatuck/BridgeportAfter 7.80 miles, take EXIT 24 toward CT-42/Beacon Falls/OxfordTurn right onto N Main St at the end of the exit ramp.  After 0.18 miles, turn right onto Depot St. After .07 miles, turn right onto Lopus Rd. After 0.1 miles, stay left on Lopus Road. After 0.49 miles, stay left on Lopus Road. After 0.05 miles, turn right onto Pent Road. After 0.32 miles, the Beacon Falls Recreation Complex will be on your right.

 

From Route 8 North

Take the CT-42 exit, EXIT 23, toward Beacon Falls/Oxford. Turn left onto S Main St/CT-42 at the end of the exit ramp. Continue to follow CT-42 for 0.56 miles. Turn right onto Old Pines Bridge Rd.  After 0.15 miles, take the 1st left onto Lopus Rd.After 0.81 miles, take the first left onto Pent Rd. After 0.32 miles, the Beacon Falls Recreation Complex will be on your right.

 


 
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Additional InformationPlease contact the event for more information regarding alternate ways to register:

William Mis
The Lions Club of Beacon Falls
williammis@sbcglobal.net
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