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Long-running tradition at the starting line, once again

On Sunday, September 21, Bay Ridgeites will meet at 71st Street and Shore Road and run for a cause.

The Hoban Run commemorates Officer Christopher Hoban, who, at the age of 26, gave his life for the greater good in 1988. Xaverian High School, the high school Hoban attended in his youth, established a memorial scholarship fund to keep his legacy alive.

The five-mile run is “enthusiastically supported by the Xaverian Police Alumni, the NYPD and the entire community,” noted Xaverian’s Office of Advancement.

Proceeds from the run go towards the Christopher Hoban Scholarship, which supports sons of police officers who attend Xaverian.

“It’s a good event,” said Ritvik Taneja, a current senior at Xaverian. “I’ve run it for two years so far and I look forward to helping this cause again,” he went on.

Runners venture along the Shore Road bike path to 101st Street, then travel along Third Avenue and back to Xaverian for a small barbecue.

The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with a short ceremony before the runners begin. Xaverian High School Principal Deacon Kevin McCormack and Xaverian’s president, Robert Alesi, will greet the runners and families that morning. The Xaverian High School Band will also perform before the race.

For more information, call Xaverian’s Office of Advancement at 718-836-7100, extension 197. Register for the run and the after party at hobanrun.com.

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