2013-09-20 / Community

RBCA 5K Raises Funds And Spirits!


“Laurels” for the winners: Ronald Joseph and Luiza Baker respectively take first place in the men’s and women’s divisions of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association’s 5K Run/Walk. “Laurels” for the winners: Ronald Joseph and Luiza Baker respectively take first place in the men’s and women’s divisions of the Rockaway Beach Civic Association’s 5K Run/Walk. On Sunday, September 15th the Rockaway Beach Civic Association held its 5K Run/Walk and plans to hold the event annually.

The event was a fundraiser for a community beautification project on Beach 95th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. With the proceeds from the 5K, The RBCA will be planting new landscaping beneath the trees in the lots beside the Doughboy Veterans Memorial.

The project also includes a “Welcome To Rockaway Beach” sign installation.

Close to 200 participants, including volunteers, well-wishers and residents dropping by with open wallets, gathered at the starting line on Beach 108th Street and Shore Front Parkway in the spirit of unity and prosperity for Rockaway.

The course took runners/walkers down to Beach 73rd Street and back, as registrants from Rockaway, Broad Channel, Breezy Point, as well as non-locals from all five boroughs and Long Island took part in some friendly competition for a good cause.

The top male and female finishers of the RBCA 5K, which was sponsored by a very generous donation from Canopy Claims Management, LLC, were: First Place: Ronald Joseph, Luiza Baker. Second Place: Christ Regan, Clare Hilger. Third Place: Dennis Wresch, Lauren LaCapra.

After the final participants completed the course and a brief awards ceremony was held, the proceedings moved over to Caracas on Beach 106th Street where attendees dined, mingled and enjoyed music provided by DJ Eddy Pastore.




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