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5K Run

$25 $22 9:30AM EDT
2,498 spots left. Price increases after May 4, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

5k Father Child Team Competition

$25 $22 9:30AM EDT Price increases after May 4, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K Race

$25 $22 Registration ends June 20, 2020 at 7:00am EDT


$25 $22 9:30AM EDT Registration ends June 20, 2020 at 7:00am EDT
759 Long Island Ave Deer Park NY
Knight of Columbus

The Raymond M Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run/Walk


We are excited to offer this NEW Virtual Option, allowing colleagues to be active participants in the 19th annual Ray Downey "Forever Running" Memorial 5K Run/Walk, even if they cannot attend the 5K on June 21, 2020!  

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 19th 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 $1,000,000 in the last 19 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!

Downey Family


June 20th  (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  -  $22 dollars

5K- Regular Price from April 30th - June 15th:               $25 dollars

All Mail in Applications                                                  $30 dollars

All Students 18 and under                                              $22 dollars

All Day of Race Fees                                                      $35 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, 70-74,75-79,80-89,90+

Top Wheelchair 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 & 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 (June 13th)

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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759 Long Island Ave Deer Park NY
Knight of Columbus

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