Hundreds Expected For Rockaway Rotary Run
And, while far fewer runners participate today, the race still evokes the spirit of Rockaway.
The boardwalk. A beautiful spring day. Locals lining up for a spirited run, some pushing baby buggies or running alongside other family members.
The 32nd annual Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run, sponsored by Sweet’N Low in memory of Rockaway icon Barbara Eisenstadt, will step off at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, April 25 at Beach 116 Street and the boardwalk.
Last year’s race drew 160 runners, but if sunny skies prevail, more runners are expected for this year’s event, officials say.
Registration for the yearly event will begin at the boardwalk and Beach 116 Street at 8 a.m. Registration can also be done by mail, but all mail registrations must be postmarked by April 19, officials say.
Registration forms are available on line at www.rockawayrotary.com and at many local stores and restaurants.
The 5K race will be preceded by a one-quarter-mile race for children.
As with prior races, a post-race awards ceremony and party will be held at the Irish Circle, Beach 102 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.