Buckley’s-Kennedy’s Run on Sunday

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Put on those sneakers and come out for a good cause. The 37th Annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K Charity Run is Sunday, May 21.

The annual Buckley-Kennedy’s run, which was started by the late Jimmy Buckley, used to go from Buckley’s Restaurant in Brooklyn to Kennedy’s in Breezy Point. Now, the route is much shorter, as a 5K that starts near the Army Reserve Center on State Road in Breezy Point. The tradition continues each year because it’s all for a good cause. The race benefits HeartShare, an organization that offers human services, especially to those with developmental disabilities. The event has raised as much as $100,000 for the organization. This year’s race is also being held in memory of Kevin “The King” Walsh and Pudgie Walsh.

The race starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Those interested in participating can register online at www.heartshare.org/events until noon on Friday, May 19. Fees are $15-$30. There are also registration events at both Buckley’s and Kennedy’s during opening hours on Thursday, May 18, Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a special registration party with music, food, giveaways and beer specials at Buckley’s. There will also be day-of registration from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. near the start line. The race is followed by a family fun day picnic at the Breezy Point Ball Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live music by Head Over Heels, DJ Suds, games and rides and food and drinks. Non-runners can attend the picnic for $20. For more information, head to www.heartshare.org/events or call 718-422-3347.

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