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May 6, 2013

15th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5k Fun Run

The 15th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K Fun Run was held under beautiful, blue skies with a breathtaking backdrop provided by the Lower Manhattan skyline.

More than 300 runners came out on the morning of April 6 to help raise money for The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. It’s the second time the Eileen C. Dugan run was held in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and State Assemblymember Joan Millman were both in attendance to honor their former colleague.

Several dozen St. Francis students and alumni participated in the event either as volunteers or by running in the race which started and finished in the Atlantic Avenue section of the park and looped along the harbor.

The 3.1-mile race remembers Eileen Dugan, a New York State Assemblymember from 1980 to 1996, representing the local 52nd AD for nine terms. Dugan was instrumental in formulating the vision that would become Brooklyn Bridge Park. She passed away in 1996 from breast cancer at the age of 51.

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