2012-07-27 / Sports

Graybeards Family Run Takes Off Tonight

A large turnout is anticipated for the 10th annual Graybeards Family Run which kicks off on Friday July 27, 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales. The night will begin with the Kids Races. These 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 and a basketball clinic by former NBA player and Easter Tournament legend Sam Worthen, along with the awards presentations, raffles, children’s rides, and plenty of food and beverages. 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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