2003-05-16 / Community

Buckley-To-Kennedy Dash Set For May 18

Buckley-To-Kennedy Dash Set For May 18

The Twenty-third Annual Buckley’s to Kennedy’s 6-Mile Heroes run from Brooklyn to Queens takes place on Sunday, May 18.

Co-organizer Gerald Casey, of Kennedy’s in Breezy Point, reports that runners, walkers and joggers of all ages are signing up for the event, which is the oldest race of its kind.

Casey and HeartShare Board member James Buckley, of Buckley’s Restaurant, Brooklyn, are the organizing forces behind the Race, which for more than two decades has brought together volunteers from the New York community.

Rain or shine, sprinters will set off at 10 a.m. from Buckley’s Restaurant, at Avenue S and Nostrand in Marine Park, Brooklyn, and cross the finish line at Riis Park. The Post-Race Family Picnic and Award Ceremony, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. is free to runners. The charge for non-runners is $10 for food and drink, and $15 for food, drink and T-shirt. There is no charge for children under 12.

In addition to benefiting HeartShare Human Services, as it has for more than 10 years, this year’s Run once again will help charities associated with firefighters and police officers.

Runners may choose to dedicate their runs to their personal heroes, as done last year. The Run this year honors the memory of Bobby Bollmann, whose volunteer efforts as a committee member made past events so successful. Sponsors include The New York Times, Ram Abstract of NY and NJ, Q104.3, and Plaza Auto Sales.

For information about registration and sponsorships, please visit www. buckleyscaterers.com.

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