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Family Fun Run Is Friday, July 28

The 14th Annual Graybeards Family Run will be on Friday, July 28 at St. Francis de Sales. This year's edition is special, honoring the memory of Eileen M. Lavin and the theme will be "Always Run with your Heart."

The event will begin with Kids’ Races at 6:30 p.m. on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The Rockaway Special Athletes will follow at 6:45 p.m. The 1-Mile Run kicks off at 7 p.m. and is followed by the highlighted 5K, which will complete the Rockaway Running Triple Crown Series.

Post-race activities include food and beverages, children's rides, raffles, awards, and music from Gearth, Wind & Fireman, all in the Fr. Grogan Memorial Schoolyard at St. Francis de Sales.

The first leg of the 2017 Rockaway Running Triple Crown Series is in the books with Kevin Demic taking the men's title at the Kevin Kearney Rockapulco Run on June 17 and Mia Behm winning the women's race. Next up is Broad Channel Athletic Club's Dawn's Fun Run on Friday, July 21 before the series concludes with the Graybeards Family Run.

The Triple Crown is awarded to the male and female runner with the best combined time for the three races. Last year's recipients were Tom Patchett and Caroline Gifford. Don't miss out on these fun events. You can register now for Dawn's Fun Run at and for the Graybeards Run see the accompanying ad or go to