The road race that honors a fallen Fall River police officer is set to start on Sunday.
Thomas Giunta was a Fall River Police Officer for 21 years before he was fatally injured in the line of duty on August 24, 1994. Giunta was distributing parking passes for the annual Holy Ghost Feast when he encountered a man who wrestled his weapon away from him and fatally shot him.
The race will start at 12:10 p.m. in front of BK’s Tavern located at 320 Airport Road. Immediately after the race there will be an after party at Fall River Elks Club.
You can register in person Saturday, April 07, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM and Sunday, April 08, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM, at the Fall River Elks, 4500 North Main Street, Fall River, MA.
A $25 non-refundable entry fee is required. Make checks payable to: “Thomas Giunta 5K” and mail them to: Officer Thomas J Giunta 5K c/o 448 Nichols Street, Fall River, MA 02720
Pre-race number pick up on Saturday, April 7 between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The 5k road race benefits the Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial Scholarship fund.
If you are a runner curious of the race route or if you want to go and cheer on the runners, here is the outline for the race.