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972 Nicolls Road Deer Park NY
Deer Park Firefighters Training Center
The Raymond M Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run/Walk
New Course and Location
We will be able to host an in-person event for our 22nd 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 22 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 18th LIVE RUN
Sunday June 18th to Sunday June 25th Virtual Run
9:30 Am Live 5 K run
Run Anytime Anywhere for Virtual Run
Ray Downey "Forever Running" Online Live Race fee $30 Dollars Ray Downey Virtual Race fee $25 Dollars
Ray Downey Paper Application Live Race fee $40 Dollars
Day of race fees :
Ray Downey "Forever Running" Online Live Race fee $40 Dollars Ray Downey Paper Application Live Race fee $50 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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