Westport Fishermen to host Beach Run on May 11

Racers set off from Horseneck Beach in last year's Run for the Water.

Racers set off from Horseneck Beach in last year’s Run for the Water.

The Westport Fishermen’s Association will hold its ninth annual 8K Beach Run and 5K Family Fun Walk on Saturday, May 11, at the DCR Horseneck Beach State Reservation.  Both start at 10 a.m.

This is a flat and fast course along the water that supports the Fishermen’s efforts to protect and preserve the Westport River and its tributaries and to fund their scholarship and marine education programs.

Pre-registration costs $20 and can be done on-line at www.racemenu.com by May 7, or by mail (postmarked by May 4). Registration thereafter and on race day costs $30.

For applications and additional race information and to learn more about the WFA, visit their website at www.westportriver.org.

Complimentary T-shirts will be given to all pre- registered runners. There will be cash prizes for the top three overall runners and other prizes for best times in the different age groups.

Post-race celebration raffle prizes will be awarded compliments of local sponsors

Pulled pork sandwiches complete with a side of coleslaw will be provided by the Back Eddy Restaurant.

 

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