Rockaway Hosts Half and Full Marathon


Rockapulco Run sponsored a Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, October 11. Hundreds competed in the races that were on the boardwalk from Beach 126th to approximately Beach 60th.

(Some of the boardwalk was considered to be in a “red zone” with an uptick in Covid cases so with an abundance of caution, the race course was modified).

Organizer John Edwards said runners came from all over and “there was a great showing by our local Rockaway Gliders including Pat Goldberg, Conor Gallagher, Dan Mazzuchini, Kerri Gallagher, Sean Cahill, Rory Cahill, Kelly McNoble, Katie Scotko, Mary Edwards, Steve Gifford and Meaghan King.”

Jerry Faulkner won the Half on the Men’s side and Ivette Mejia led the Women’s. In the Marathon, Oz Pearlman topped all with a time 2:34:14 and Erica Green was the fastest female at 2:59:37.

Photos by Rick Horan