2007-06-15 / Sports

Rockapulco Summer Races Commences on Boardwalk

Rockapulco director John Edwards presents honoree Bert Robbins with award. Rockapulco director John Edwards presents honoree Bert Robbins with award. The Rockapulco Race Series kicked off last Thursday evening with the Bert Robbins Run. The series, which honors local running legends, features a 1/4 mile kids fun run starting at 7:00 p.m. and followed by a 1 mile race and a 5K (3.1 mile) race. Special awards are given to the children at the conclusion of the race.

The remaining schedule is: The Jose Rodriguez Run on June 14 (Thursday), The John McManus Run on June 21 (Thursday), The Bob Davan Run on June 28 (Thursday), The John Lovitt Run on July 5 (Thursday), The Pat Savage Run on July 12 (Thursday), and The Nellie Duncan Rockapulco Run on July 20 (Friday) with an after-race party. Come join the fun. The kids' fun run starts at 7:00 p.m. There is plenty of free parking on Beach 95th Street, or be environmentally conscious and ride your bike to the start (on the boardwalk at Beach 95th Street).

The young kids enjoy their post-race treat after running their fun run. The young kids enjoy their post-race treat after running their fun run.

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