2000-11-04 / Sports

Broad Channel Remembers Larry Welsh Memorial Run Will Be November 11

Broad Channel Remembers Larry Welsh
Memorial Run Will Be November 11

On Saturday, November 11, Broad Channel will once again host the Larry Welsh Memorial Run. The races are held in the memory of a much-loved life-long Broad Channel resident, New York City firefighter and active B.C.A.C. member – Larry Welsh.

All Broad Channel residents are encouraged to participate. The vents are open to all runners, joggers, walkers and crawlers. You can decide at the half-mile point whether to do the one-mile "fun" run, or go for the 5K (3.1 miles).

Registration includes a commemorative shirt and awards ceremony with food, beverages, entertainment and raffles. Proceeds benefit the FDNY Widows and Children’s Fund and the B.C.A.C.

Come out and cheer on the competitors along the racecourse, many of which are Broad Channel neighbors as well as a large contingent of New York City’s Bravest.

As in the past, to provide for the safety of runners and spectators, parking will be prohibited on the west side of Cross Bay boulevard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The races will start at 12 noon, at which time traffic closures will occur on the west side of Cross Bay boulevard, Shadcreek road, West 8, West 9, West 10, Power, West 20, and athletic complex roads. In addition, access will be restricted to and from the canal blocks. If you anticipate having to drive between 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., you should park your care on the east side prior to 10 a.m.

The children races will commence upon completion of the 5K race. All kids will receive commemorative ribbons, and a fire safety presentation will be provided at the American Legion Hall, 209 Cross Bay boulevard, Broad Channel.

Join Honorary Race Marshals, FDNY Battalion Chief John McEneaney and B.C.A.C.’s own Jack Conneely (chairman emeritus), by participating, encouraging the runners, and supporting this event.

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