2008-07-25 / Sports

Graybeards Annual Family Run Kicks Off Tonight

The Sixth Annual Graybeards Family Run tips off tonight, Friday July 25 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. Over 500 runners participated last year with hundreds more joining in the post-race festivities. A similar or greater turnout is expected this year. St. Francis will be the host of this year's event that will begin with the Children's Races at 6:30 p.m.

The Special Olympians inspirational run follows at 6:45 p.m. The 1 Mile Race will take off at 7:00 p.m. with the 5K Run following 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 in the schoolyard. 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. Come one, Come all!

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