2013-05-10 / Sports

Rockapulco Run Relayed To June 15th

The Rockapulco Running Series’ next event will be changing its date and changing its name.

The Mother’s Day Half Marathon, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 11th at 9 a.m., will now be sprinting to June 15th at 8 a.m.

The name of the event will also be changing this year to the Mother’s and Father’s Day Half Marathon.

In announcing the change on the Rockapulco website, organizers stated “This morning we received notice from the NYPD that Shore Front Parkway (our course) will be closed for construction as part of the Sandy Restoration Project of the DOT and NYC Parks Department to our beach area.

“We have, however, been given a new date by the NYPD of June 15th. So at 8 a.m. on Saturday, 6/15, we will present the Mother’s and Father’s Day Half Marathon!”

They went on to advise prospective runners that “race day number pick up (will be from) from 7 - 7:45 a.m. at The Irish Circle at Beach 102nd Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

“The race will start and finish on Shore Front Parkway at Beach 102nd Street. The course will be looping east to west and will include some of what is left of our boardwalk.”

This year’s runners’ perks will include “hats, goodies, awards and a complimentary brunch at the Irish Circle after the run.” “Super Storm Sandy may have wrecked our boardwalk but not our spirit.”

For more information go to www.rock apulcorun.com

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