The 12th annual Deputy Chief Ray Downey Forever Running Memorial 5-K Run/Walk will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013. The 5-K run, 5-K walk takes place at 10:00am and the Kids’ Fun Run will begin at 9:30am.
Online registration is available here. You may also register via a form, which is available here. Pre-registration should be done by June 13, 2013 and is strongly encouraged. The registration fee for the 5-K is $20.00 for an adult; $15.00 for children (K-12) in advance. Fees on run day are $25.00 per person. The Kids’ Fun Run is free. The fee for the barbeque only is $20.00 in advance; $25.00 on the day.
Deputy Chief Ray Downey, one of the most decorated officers in FDNY history, and an expert in building collapse, was killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001 while commanding the FDNY Special Operations Command. The charity in his name supports a number of worthy causes.
The course is fast and flat, and follows D.C. Raymond M. Downey Memorial Road. The course is USATF-certified and sanctioned.
Deer Park Knights of Columbus
759 Long Island Ave.
Deer Park, NY