The autumn calendar of Bay Ridge events kicks off on Sunday, September 16, with the 24th Annual P.O. Christopher Hoban 80 Memorial Run, hosted by Xaverian High School.
More than 1,000 runners, walkers, toddlers and spectators will converge on the school to enjoy a wonderful day that includes not only the race, but the now famous Hoban Backyard BBQ and Party, featuring food, beverages, kiddie rides and raffles, as well as music by DJ Tommy Tunes and Head Over Heels.
The run takes place to honor New York City Police Officer Christopher Hoban, an undercover narcotics officer shot and killed in the line of duty in 1988 at the age of 26. Xaverian, where the race starts and ends, was Hobans alma mater.
The Hoban Run, a September tradition in Bay Ridge, is enthusiastically supported by the Xaverian Police Alumni, the NYPD, and the entire community. The Hoban Run keeps alive the memory of Hobans personal sacrifice and serves as the primary funding of the Hoban Scholarship which provides tuition assistance to sons of New York City police officers attending Xaverian High School.
For the third consecutive year, Xaverians Principal, Deacon Kevin McCormack, will do a remote broadcast of his popular WABC radio show, Religion on the Line. Together with his partner, Rabbi Joseph Potasnick, McCormack will host the show from Xaverians front lawn, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
To be part of the day, either as a runner or partygoer, visit www.hobanrun.org to register.