43rd Annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s Run on Sunday

 43rd Annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s Run on Sunday

Lace up those sneakers and get those hearts pumping for a good cause. The 43rd Annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K Charity Run is Sunday, June 11.

All are welcome to participate in this 5K run/walk that benefits HeartShare Human Services of New York. HeartShare nurtures and empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy and supports their families.

This year’s 43rd Annual run is being held in honor of Peggy and Bernie Baldinger, Helen Brown, Bob Golden and Noreen Thompson. The event starts by the NYPD Center (across the street from St. Genevieve Church) on State Road in Roxbury at 10 a.m. on Sunday and finishes at the Breezy Point Baseball Field. There will be a Family Fun Picnic at the ballfield from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where runners and guests can enjoy live music from “Head Over Heels.” Plus, a BBQ (burgers and hot dogs, etc.) and drinks (including a beer truck). There is also a bouncy house and other games/activities for kids. The day tops off with the drawing of a big 50/50 raffle!

Early registration, by June 8, is $30. After, it’s $40 entry or $20 for young runners under 18. Registration can be done in person on Thursday, June 8 at Buckley’s Restaurant (2926 Avenue S, Brooklyn) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. or at Kennedy’s (406 Bayside, Breezy Point) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at a Registration Party from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Buckley’s on Saturday, June 10 or at Kennedy’s from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., or before the race starts, near the starting line by Roxbury from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Registration can also be done online at www.heartshare.org/event/buckleysrun/ Those who register online must pick up their bib and t-shirt at Buckley’s on June 9-10 or at the start line on June 11.

Sponsorship info, 50/50 info, tickets for just the picnic and more can also be found on the website. The event is rain or shine. For any questions, contact Mario Principato at 917.364.7715 or mario.principato@heartshare.org

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