2006-05-05 / Front Page

Rotary Run Draws 200 Runners To Rockaway Boardwalk

Nearly 200 runners stepped off on the boardwalk from Beach 116 Street on Sunday. The Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run, sponsored by Sweet 'N Low, has become the premier local run.

Rabbi Melvyn May (left) joins Police Officer Brian McCabe in leading the runners on the 3K course. Rabbi Melvyn May (left) joins Police Officer Brian McCabe in leading the runners on the 3K course. Lots of participants decided to walk the course rather than run. Many parents took their kids along for the ride. Lots of participants decided to walk the course rather than run. Many parents took their kids along for the ride. Fourteen-year-old Sean Lynch crossed the finish line in 17:07 for the 5K (3.1 mile) race Fourteen-year-old Sean Lynch crossed the finish line in 17:07 for the 5K (3.1 mile) race Danny Edwards, the second over the line in 17:40. Danny Edwards, the second over the line in 17:40. Jim Lunny crosses the line at 18 minutes. Jim Lunny crosses the line at 18 minutes. Struggling to cross the line at 23:17 was Christina Blick, the third woman over the line. Struggling to cross the line at 23:17 was Christina Blick, the third woman over the line. The second woman over the line was Noreen Gildea at 21:14. The second woman over the line was Noreen Gildea at 21:14. The first female over the line was Kathleen Coughlin at 19:33. The first female over the line was Kathleen Coughlin at 19:33.

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