2011-07-01 / Sports

Rockaway Running Series Holds Holiday Races

Rockapulco Champs Excel!

The runners smile at the camera before the start of the race. The runners smile at the camera before the start of the race. The Rockaway Running Series will celebrate the holiday weekend with the inaugural run of the Firecracker 10-Mile run on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 a.m.

This week will also feature the Bob Davan Run on July 7, which also continues the tenth season of traditional Thursday evening runs at Beach 95 Street. The race will start at Beach 95 Street and the boardwalk, rain or shine, at 7 p.m. Races will include ¼-mile, mile and 5K runs.

The series will continue with the John McManus Run on July 14. The July 22 finale of the boardwalk running series will feature the Rockapulco 5K Run with T-shirts and a post-race party. For more information about fees and times, go to the official website of the Rockapulco Run by registering online at rockapulcorun.com or call 917-287-7280.


The Rockapulco Run would like to congratulate champions Matt Centrowitz and Kerri Gallagher for their outstanding achievements in college.

Rockapulco 5K champ Matt Centrowitz, who is running for the University of Oregon, was this year’s PAC-10 Champ, the NCAA National Champ, and held off the great Bernard Lagat to win the 1500-meter title at the USA Championship Meet in Eugene. Watch the video on Flotrack.org. It’s really something to watch him compete.

The reigning 2010 Female Rockapulco Champ Kerri Gallagher just finished up her senior year at Fordham University with a great college career. She earned All Academic-All Conference Honors; was named Fordham’s Female Athlete of the Year; won the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays; was the 800m and 1500m champ at the Metropolitan Championships, and set a new Fordham record for the indoor 800m.

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