2007-07-13 / Community

Fifth Annual Graybeards Family Run 7/27

The fifth annual Graybeards Family Run returns on Friday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 128 Street.

The Family Run is one of the highlight events of the summer in Rockaway, with over 400 runners participating last year and hundreds more joining in the post-race festivities. A similar or greater turnout is expected this year.

St. Francis de Sales will host this year's event, which will begin with the children's races at 6:30 p.m. The Special Olympians' inspirational run will follow at 6:45 p.m., the 1 Mile Race will take off at 7 p.m., and the 5K Run follows at 7:15 p.m.

Post-race activities in the St. Francis schoolyard will feature food and refreshments, door prizes and raffles, live music by the Gray Riders, and the awards ceremony.

Graybeards and Wounded Warrior apparel will also be on sale at the event.

Participants may register: in advance by filling out and mailing the information in the Graybeards ad in this week's Wave; or in person at St. Francis on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, July 26 from 6-8 p.m.; or at St. Camillus on Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Day of race registration at St. Francis will begin at 4 p.m. and end promptly at 6 p.m., in order for the races to start on time.

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