Since 2006. Naugatuck River Kayak and Canoe Race 6.5 Miles. We are now the largest one day paddling event in New England. A 5K road race will also be held with a big party to follow the finish of both events in Beacon Falls with Live Music and an Environmental Festival with many displays all day. Orvis, and other major businesses will be displaying their wares. After the race the river will re- open to recreational Paddlers as always. Entry Fee, Return transportation provided-- Food available. Proceeds to benefit Valley charities and the River's continued revival. Volunteers and donations appreciated, Come have some Fun with Us! A 5K or River Racer Kayak will be one of the prizes with other items given away all day at the festival.