2013-07-19 / Community

Run For The Whole Family

By Dan Guarino

The Graybeards are ready to give Rockaway and Broad Channel families a good run.

On Friday evening, July 26th, they are inviting residents of all ages to come out for the Graybeards Family Run, a healthy event that has something for everyone.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. there will be a two block run for kids age 7 and under and a three block run for kids age 8-10.

6:45 p.m. will see a Special Olympians Run.

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There will be awards for each of the races. Ribbons will be given to all participants in the Kid’s Run.

The top five overall male and female runners in the 1 Mile run will earn honors, as will the 1st place overall 5K runner.

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards each for male and female runners 12 and under, 13-15, 16-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.

There will also be refreshments, raffles and entertainment at St. Francis de Sales following the race.

Entry fees before July 24th are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. After July 24th, they’re $20 adults; $15 for kids.

Entries may be sent to: Graybeards Family Run, 129-04 Newport Avenue, Belle Harbor NY 11694. Checks should be made payable to Graybeards, Ltd.

In person registration will be at St. Francis de Sales along with t-shirt and number pick up on the following days: Saturday July 20th 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Sunday July 21st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday July 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. St. Francis will also host registration on the day of the race between 4 and 6 p.m.

St. Francis de Sales is located at 215 Beach 129th Street in Belle Harbor.

All proceeds will go to the Graybeards to continue their charitable works, donations and relief in the community.

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