Location: Deer Park, NY US 11729 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
5K Run
9:30AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT
5k Father Child Team Competition
9:30AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT
Knights of Columbus Field

The Ray Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run/Walk


June 19th  (Fathers Day)

Kids Fun Run (1/4 Mile) – 9:00 a.m 5k Run (3.1 Mile) – 9:30 a.m.

Application Fees:

5K- Online-Early Bird Special from April 1st- April 30th-    $20 dollars

5K- Regular Price from May 1st- June 16th:                         $22 dollars

All Mail in Applications                                                       $25 dollars

All Students 18 and under                                                   $20 dollars

All Day of Race Fees                                                           $30 dollars

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

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+

Top Wheel Chair and all Special Olympians

Ray Downey Special Awards
Top Deer Park Teachers

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 & Micheal 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 (June 9th)

N0 Duplication for Individual Efforts

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


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.

Ray Downey Website

Additional Ray Downey information can be found at http://www.chiefraymonddowney.com/.

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Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at The Ray Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run/Walk.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.
- 99 cents per race upgrade fee for both participant and spectator
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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