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759 Long Island Ave Deer Park NY
Knight of Columbus
Description

The Raymond M Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run/Walk

 

We will be able to host an in-person event for our 21st anniversary run. There will be the Forever Running 5k Run/Walk for those who would like to keep the tradition alive and continue to honor the memory of our Dad. We are so grateful for the support and love the Deer Park and running communities have shown us over the past 21 years. We also will have the Virtual 5K Run for those of you who cannot attend the live run.  We would like to thank our family, friends and all those who have participated in making this such a successful event. 

Date:
Sunday June 19th LIVE RUN

Sunday June 19th to Sunday June 26th   Virtual Run


Times:

9:30 Am Live 5 K run

Run Anytime Anywhere for Virtual Run

 

Application Fees:

Ray Downey "Forever Running" Live Race fee        $30 Dollars
Ray Downey                               Virtual Race fee     $25 Dollars


Course:
5k (3.1 miles) fast & flat run thru Deer Park. Passes down D.C. Raymond M. Downey Memorial Rd. USATF certified and sanctioned.


Awards:
Plaques presented to the First Place 5K winners (male & female)
Top 3 males & females in the following age groups:
10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74,75-79,80-89,90+
Top Wheelchair and all Special Olympians


Ray Downey Special Awards:

Top Deer Park Teachers 5 (Male & Female)
Harry Ford Top FDNY SOC Fire Fighter
Brian Fahey Top Fire Fighter
Top 3 Fire Fighter’s
Top 3 Law Enforcement
Top 3 Military,
Team Divisions; Gene Downey FDNY Firehouse Team
John & Michael Downing Best Combined time-Father & Son, Father & Daughter
Best Combined Time male & female (Open & Masters) of the D.C. Ray Downey & the D. Lerner Assoc. L.I. Police Appreciation Race 
N0 Duplication for Individual Efforts


Kids Fun Run:
(No Fee) reg. 8:00-9:00 a.m. race day


SCHOLARSHIP CHARITY FUND

Affectionately referred to as "The Master of Disaster" and "God," Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey, Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Command (SOC), died in the line of duty, while helping others escape from the fire and collapse scene of the twin towers at the World Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The fire service was a major force in his life, as evidenced by his sterling career. He truly was a legend in his own time.

As a tribute to Chief Downey's legacy, his family has established the D.C. Raymond Downey Scholarship Charity Fund to keep his memory alive and to benefit the many organizations that Chief Downey cherished.

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759 Long Island Ave Deer Park NY
Knight of Columbus

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