Under Sunny Skies, Ocean Run Draws Hundreds To Boardwalk For Sunday’s 37th Annual Race
With sunny skies and warming temperatures, the Rockaway Rotary Ocean Run, sponsored once again in the name of Barbara Eisenstadt by Sweet’N Low, drew hundreds of runners and walkers to the boardwalk at Beach 116 Street on Sunday. Pictured, a number of Rotary members pose for The Wave camera. Photos byh Debbie Cirrincione and Howard Schwach
Some of the kids needed encouragement from their parents to complete the short race.
The kids’ race was popular this year, with dozens of kids taking part.
The boardwalk with its high-rise buildings sets the stage for the race.
Larry Beck came in second overall.
Meghan Edwards was the second woman finisher.
Joe McNamee was the third over the line.
A dozen walkers took part in the race.
Dan McGrath was the first runner over the line.
The first woman over the finish line was Carina Ferry.
Councilman Phil Goldfeder finishes the race, the first local politician to do so in recent memory.
Marvin Eisenstadt, the owner of Sweet’N Low and a Rockaway resident, poses in front of the race sign with Rotarians.
This unidentified runner did the course pushing this two-place stroller.
The runners set off on the 5K race.