The Ray Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run/Walk
We are excited to offer this NEW Virtual Option, allowing colleagues to be active participants in the 18th annual Ray Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run/Walk, even if they cannot attend the 5K on June16, 2019! Each virtual participant will receive an official T-shirt after receipt of proof of completion of a 5K (3.1 miles) distance, either from another race, or a training run/walk on their own. Items will ship direct to virtual participants 4-5 weeks after the June 16th event.
This option is for
Colleagues who travel Late shift Co-Workers Branches in other cities Use the virtual option as an opportunity to challenge Colleagues in a different City!
We are getting ready for our 18th Annual Father's Day Run. For those of you that have been there in the past, we would like to thank you for your support. You know what a great time it is. For those of you that haven't been there, please consider joining us this year. As many of you know this race is comprised of a small committee of the Downey family and their friends. Over the years it has grown quit a bit. In keeping up with the amount of people that attend, we are in need of donations such as food and beverages. Raffle prizes are also needed - please help to make this an unforgettable event! If you have a business that can donate a gift certificate, merchandise or monetary gift, it will be greatly appreciated. If you frequent a specific business or know someone who owns a business and you feel comfortable asking them for a donation please do so. If you have any contacts that you would like to pass on to us, please let us know. Not only is it a 5k run/walk, but it is a great way to spend Father's Day; as a memorable family day that includes entertainment for the children with a huge barbeque and drinks for all. Help us to keep the memory of our hero Dad and all the victims of September 11th alive. We have attached a donation letterhead and a sponsor form. The Deputy Chief Raymond Downey Scholarship Charity Fund is a 501 (c) (3) non for profit organization. We have donated over $750,000 the last 15 years to many different organizations and provided scholarships. Thank you for your help in making this day another huge success.
Thanking you in advance for your support!
Joe & Lynn Downey
June 16th (Fathers Day)
Times: Kids Fun Run (1/4 Mile) – 9:00 a.m 5k Run (3.1 Mile) – 9:30 a.m.
5K- Early Bird Special from January 1st- April 29th - $20 dollars
5K- Regular Price from April 30th - June 15th: $22 dollars
All Mail in Applications $25 dollars
All Students 18 and under $20 dollars
All Day of Race Fees $30 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:
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
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.