2003-07-11 / Sports

Graybeards Host Family Run On Boardwalk

By Keith Goldberg
Graybeards Host Family Run On Boardwalk By Keith Goldberg

The Rockaway Family Run, a fixture of the summer sports calendar is returning after an absence of two years. This year’s event will be the 1st Annual Graybeards Family Run, and will take place on Friday evening July 25th beginning at 6:30 PM. The evening will begin with Kids Races at 6:30, followed by a 1 Mile Race at 6:45, Special Olympians Race at 7:00 and a 5K Race at 7:15. The course will be an out-and-back on the Boardwalk beginning at Beach 124th Street.

An awards ceremony and party with live music, refreshments, and raffles will follow in the schoolyard of St. Francis de Sales. Applications are available at the St. Francis Summer Classic, Rockaway Volleyball League, the Graybeards’ office, area businesses, and in The Wave, and can be mailed in to The Graybeards. There will also be in-person registration, and number & t-shirt distribution, at St. Francis on Saturday July 19, 10-12 and Thursday July 24 6-8, and at the Boardwalk on the day of the race from 5-7. Come One, Come All for an evening of fun for the entire family.

The Graybeards are a community based organization formed in the wake of September 11, 2001. For more information about the Graybeards, visit their website, www.graybeards. com or stop by the office at Graybeard Alley, 436 Beach 129th Street.

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