2012-07-20 / Sports

Graybeards Run Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

The 10th annual Graybeards Family Run kicks off on Friday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales. The night will begin with the Kids’ Races.

As usual, the length of the races will vary in distance according to age, and will start and finish at Beach 128 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

The Rockaway Special Olympians will follow with their always inspiring 1/4 Mile Run.

The 1-Mile Run will begin at 7:00 p.m. The races will be capped by the 5K Run. Post-race activities will follow immediately in the St. Francis schoolyard and will include music by the Grayriders. a basketball clinic by former NBA player and Eastern Tournament legend Sam Worthen, along with the awards presentations, raffles, children’s rides, and plenty of food and beverages.

Advance registration will be at St. Francis de Sales on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and July 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Day of Race registration is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you just want to take part in the festivities, a $10 contribution will be accepted as you enter the yard. Race directors Keith Goldberg and Joe Featherston encourage you to “Come One, Come All” for an evening of fun for the entire family.

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