2011-07-29 / Community

Annual Graybeards Family Run This Friday

By Daniel Solomon

The Kids’ Run along Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The Kids’ Run along Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The Graybeards, a charitable organization based on the peninsula’s west end, will be holding its ninth annual family run on the evening of Friday, July 29, which will start and end at St. Francis de Sales Church. People of all ages and fitness levels can participate.

At 6:30, there will be two runs for children, one two blocks long, the other three blocks. At 7:00, Special Olympians will get a chance to compete and show their stuff. About half-anhour later, there will be a mile-long race and a 5K, both of which are open to persons of all ages.

After the race is over, awards will be handed out at St. Francis and refreshments, raffles and entertainment will be there as well. All kids’ run competitors will get ribbons, while winners will be recognized in the 1M and 5K categories.

People who are interested in racing can register for the event at the church between 4 and 6 p.m. on Friday. The entry fee for children under 12 years old will be $15, while those over 12 will pay $20.

Runners in the 5K. Runners in the 5K. All proceeds will go to the Graybeards, which plans to use the money to continue serving the Rockaway community. Below are pictures from last year’s run.

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