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

5K, Other

Event Date

Sun, Jun 17, 2018


Deer Park, NY


Activity Today Later

5K Run

$20 $20 Register

5k Father Child Team Competition

$20 $20 Register

Virtual 5K Race

$22 $22 Register

About This Activity

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 17th annual Ray Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run/Walk, even if they cannot attend the 5K on June17, 2018!  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 17th 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!

Submit proof of a 5K Run/Walk to to receive your Forever Running Shirt!


June 17th  (Fathers Day)

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

Application Fees:

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

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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