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Special Event - 10K Beach Race in Rockaway Beach

On Saturday, April 20th, let's do something different. We'll head out to run a 10K race on the sand in Rockaway Beach.

This long-standing series was seriously impacted by the destruction of the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk by Hurricane Sandy. We'll show our support by participating in a 10K race.

Note that we are meeting to participate in another organization's race - this race is not organized by the Queens Runners. Therefore, please register yourself to secure a number. Register here, using the appropriate check-box:
Saturday, April 20,[masked]:30am - Spring 10K - $25.00
http://signup.runnyc.com/evententry/3328102


Please note that this race is planned to be held on the sand - this will make it a bit more challenging than a road race. Please ensure that you are prepared - and ask your organizer if you have never run on sand and/or have questions.

We will post details about transportation from Woodside/Sunnyside in the next few days, if you are coming from that area. If you would like to run this race and would love to drive your car with a few fellow members, please contact your extremely appreciative organizer directly to coordinate.


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  • Jess

    It was super fun and super challenging. Thanks Jay! Now to eat all the goodies we won...

    April 20, 2013

  • Jay

    It looks like the weather forecast has changed for the better - mid-50s and sunny. We'll see you on the Q53, by the start or at Irish Circle Tavern after the race (I saw something that said they will have brunch for runners).

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys! Like the idea of the race. Was thinking about signing up. I'm sure all you guys will be coming as one but do you have a specific meeting spot for when you get to the destination?

    April 18, 2013

    • Jay

      Hey Nick - This should be a fairly small race. So, I'd say we should be able to bump into each other somewhere between number pickup and the start. If that fails, we'll be at the Irish Circle after the race - we'll be the ones with beverages in our hands.

      April 18, 2013

  • George

    Looking forward to run with some cool people

    1 · April 17, 2013

    • Jay

      Welcome to the group, George! We look forward to meeting you on Saturday.\

      April 17, 2013

  • Jay

    If you would like to head to the race via mass transit, here is a plan:
    If you are in Western Queens, meet in Woodside (corner of 61st St. and Roosevelt Ave, in front of Dunkin' Donuts) at 7:50am. We will catch the 8:00am Q53-Limited bus that should arrive in Rockaway Beach just about 9am. This will allow plenty of time to pick up our numbers, drop our bags and prep for the 10K that starts at 9:30. If you'd like to meet the Q53 along the way (on Broadway or Woodhaven Blvd.), please leave a comment or message me directly to coordinate. Note that the Q53 runs about every 15 minutes on Saturday morning. We'll likely find beverages afterward (we have a birthday in the group!). Don't forget your sunblock and dress accordingly (temperatures should be in the upper-50s and there is a chance of rain to make it more fun)!

    April 16, 2013

    • Judy W.

      We will most likely meet you at the Irish Circle Tavern by 9am. I've had the flu this week so I hope I will be back in business on race day.

      April 16, 2013

  • Judy W.

    my friends and I will be there! We have never ran on the beach before...

    April 9, 2013

    • Jay

      Running along the water is one of my absolute favorite things to do in life (with very few exceptions).

      April 9, 2013

    • Judy W.

      I guess it's time I start training.... =)

      April 9, 2013

  • Jess

    Likely.

    April 9, 2013

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