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


Event Date

Sun, Jun 19, 2016


Deer Park, NY

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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.

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