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Spring Lake Five


Good luck to all who are running in the Spring lake five this weekend!

The Jersey Shore Running Club has been volunteering at the event for over 20 years.

Volunteer Opportunities are:

  • Kids Races, Friday. Volunteers needed from 5pm on.
  • Race Day - if you are not running - see Jack and Diane Cheer at the JSRC Tent, Ocean Ave near Sussex. vols asked to report by 7 am.
  • Race Day - if you ARE running, we also need help with cleanup after the race - see Jack and Diane

JSRC Monthly Meeting - Thursday, May 31


Monthly JSRC Club Meeting
Thursday May 31| 7:15 pm   YES-THURSDAY
Manasquan Women's Club
62 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ

Come to the monthly JSRC meeting!

Come meet your fellow members & find out what's new with your running club!

Special Olympics Track and Field Meet

The 2018 Monmouth-Ocean County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at Long Branch High School.

The Jersey Shore Running Club has been volunteering at this meet for over 20 years!

We need at least 30 (preferably more) volunteers to help with escorting athletes, scoring, timing, awards and other tasks associated with the event. Volunteers should plan on being at the high school by 8:30 a.m.. The meet is usually over by 2 or 3 p.m. If you can't be there by 8:30 or can't stay the entire time, that's fine. Just let us know ahead of time so we can be sure we have appropriate coverage.

Online registration for volunteers is now open. You may sign up here.
If you are coming with family or friends, please make sure everyone is signed up so we have an accurate count.

Parents - if your children require community service hours, this is an excellent opportunity for them. Please answer "Yes" for the community service letter question when you sign them up. That way we know who to reach out to after the event.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, please contact JSRC Special Olympics Event Coordinator, Marianne Ploskonka

2018 Monmouth-Ocean County Special Olympics Track and Field
Saturday, May 12 | Long Branch High School | 8:30 a.m.


Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5K set for May 5

Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5K - at Sandy Hook!!! On Saturday, May 5th.

The best little race around.... presented by Eatontown Lions to benefit Camp Sunshine.

Register online thru noon Friday, May 4th. Race Day registration opens 8 am.

Cinco de Mayo Post-Race Social at Off the Hook following the 5K.



JSRC Lake Como 5K Romp Held April 28


Congrats to participants!

... a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers from the Romp!

Winners were Nick Price and Ava Johnson.

Photos posted HERE    Results link HERE



RunAPalooza - Another Incredible Day!


Congratulations to all participants in the 5K, Half Marathon and Jersey Shore Relay!

Results are posted HERE

Photos posted HERE

Aerial Video of Half Marathon HERE        Relay Start Videos on Facebook HERE  and HERE

Thanks to the many, many volunteers who helped make this a successful event!

And to Governor Murphy for running the 5K.


TEDxAsburyPark - Discount offered to JSRC Members


The 6th edition of TEDxAsburyPark (formerly TEDxNavesink) - Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park.

Passion drives ideas, people, and communities to action. Passion makes leaders. Passion combined with knowledge creates new ideas worth spreading. Passion can lead both to creation and destruction, to inspiration, suffering, grit, compassion, and extraordinary service. TEDxAsburyPark discovers and curates more than 25 speakers, entertainers, and artists who will share their passion stories on the Paramount Theatre stage in an all-day event.

Of special interest is our speaker Annica Lin - who will be running a half marathon before her talk on May 19. 

Annica Lin, ”How does running marathons transform my life?” Self-proclaimed Iron Chef, Marathon Runner - Annica spent her formative years in Taiwan, resolving to come to America to provide a better life for her family. To accomplish this, she saved up and bought herself a one-way ticket to NYC, where step by step, she worked herself up to her version of the American Dream. She earned a Master’s degree at NYU, and rose through the ranks at a stock brokerage on Wall Street. She later fell in love with digital media and decided to pursue it as her new career, becoming a Google-certified partner and working at advertising agencies. Through it all, she kept her passion for living her healthiest life. A self-proclaimed Iron Chef, she unintentionally discovered running in 2011. Struggling to run a mile on a dare, she stuck with the sport, and many enthusiastic years later, qualified for the Boston Marathon. She loves to share her passion for running and wants to help people fall in love with the sport.

Discount Code is JSRC and is good for 15% off reserved seats.

Click here for an article about Annica's TalkImage

Lake Como Romp 5K set for April 28

14th Annual JSRC Lake Como 5K Romp
Saturday | April 28, 2018 | Bar Anticipation, Lake Como
Proceeds to benefit BPOE Elks Camp Moore for Children with Special Needs and the Lake Como Giving Tree

Registration Fees: $25.00 through April 19, $30.00 on and after April 20
Early Shirt Pickup (Bar Anticipation): Friday, April 27. 5:30-7pm
Race Day Schedule (Bar Anticipation): 8:30 am Registration & Pickup, 10:00 am 5K Race
Post Race Party at Bar Anticipation's annual Spring Bash!. Free BBQ, Soda, & Drink specials. Lots of great bands!
Online registration:


Boston Marathon Congratulations



Congratulations to Kevin McCormack on his 3:28:16 Boston Marathon finish!!


Ridge Road Run is a Success


Congratulations to first time race the Ridge Road Run, presented by students at Red Bank Regional, Red Bnak Catholic and Rumson-Fair haven High Schools, raising $118,000 for Suicide Prevention.

The 5K Race was held in Rumson on Sunday, April 15, with nearly 1,000 finishers.

Results posted HERE

Spring into Summer - ONE DAY FLASH SALE

$17  on Tuesday, April 17.

Spring Into Summer 5K Race

Did you do your taxes yet? Did you get a refund? You can use it to sign up for the Spring Into Summer 5k and have a little leftover! Flash Sale coming on tax day > $17.00 on the 17th. 24 hours only > new registrations only. CODE - taxday17

RunAPalooza - Online Registration Closed

RunAPalooza will be held on Saturday, April 21.

Online registration for the 5K and Half Marathon is now closed. 

You can sign up for the HALF MARATHON on Friday April 20, 2018 in Asbury Park Convention  Hall from 5 to 7 pm.  In-Person Cost is $100 in cash or check. No registrations for the 5K - we have reached our limit FOR THE 5K

RELAY: No new relay teams.  You can register online through April 16 to join an existing team if you have not done so yet.

Absolutely no day-of registrations.

Bibs have been mailed to 5K, Half marathon and Relay Teams who registered by March 30.  For 5K and Half Marathon new registrants (March 31 and later) - bib pickup will be at Convention Hall, Asbury Park on Friday, April 20 from 5-7 pm, or race morning prior to the race start - 7-8 am Convention Hall.


Note: New RelayTeam packets will be mailed to the captain prior to the race.

email with any questions!

Send-off for Mark & Charlotte Griggs - April 13



Our longstanding HASHaTHON race directors, Mark & Charlotte Griggs, will be leaving NJ at the end of April.

Come to happy hour at BAR A on 4/13 and help us wish them well & celebrate everything they've done for the JSRC!

Bar A Kilt Run/Walk - March 24


The 5th Annual Bar A Kilt Run/Walk & Party was held on March 24th, 2018 at 10 AM.


We always have a blast at this Two Mile Run/Walk thru Lake Como with a Great Party after the event at Bar Anticipation 703 16th Avenue in Lake Como, NJ.

The Snakes entertained us after the run with some Wonderful Music & Fun. Master of Ceremonies BJ whips up the crowd with giveaways and laughs!



Rat Race Postponed new date March 31


The Rat Race, originally scheduled for March 24, has been postponed to March 31 - The Park was closed March 24th due to downed trees. 

Mar 31st, 2018  

5K, 10K, 20K Trail Run

Sad News - Ralph Aquino


 Ralph Aquino Jr (Middletown) recently passed away at the age of 88    OBITUARY

 A long-time member of the Shore Athletic Club and a veteran of the entire running community, Ralph completed 20 straight Boston Marathons and was inducted into the Shore AC's Hall of Fame.  A regular fixture on the awards podium - he was a fierce competitor, but always a friendly guy and a gentlemen at races. A Veteran of the United States Marines and former employee of the US Army, Ralph was respected by his peers and friends not just for his athletic ability, but also (perhaps more so) for his friendship and class.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home in Middletown, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 23 at 10 am at St. Agnes Church, Atlantic Highlands. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Father Flanagan’s Boys Town, NE and St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT.

St. Paddy's 5 Miler

 The Freehold Area Running Club's 29th Annual St. Paddy's 5 Mile was held on Sunday, March 18th


Here's a great chance to run a nice 5 local 5 Miler - at the Freehold Area Running Club's St Paddy's 5 Miler !

For those of you who've run past St Paddy's 10 Milers, some of those same quiet country-ish roads will be used.

And for anyone who's run past St Paddy's races, FARC Winter Series race and/or FARC Toys For Tots races -  race starts and finishes at the same convenient location of Michael Tighe (Liberty Oak) Park, in Freehold (Georgia Road) - and as with all past FARC races, there'll be plenty of parking, convenient accessible "facilities" and plenty of post-race refreshments - both food and beverage.
St Paddy's races - as with all FARC races - always have great shirts and unique overall and age group awards

With a 28 year history, this is a great local club Spring race tradition to support and enjoy

Michael Tighe Park, Freehold   10:30 Start     Course Map

JSRC volunteered at the Baggage Tent - thanks to all who stopped by!

JSRC at the Asbury St. Patricks Parade


Spring Forward - March 11



Remember to “spring” your clocks forward and lose an hour of sleep this weekend

for Daylight Savings Time

PARADE SEASON IS HERE - next up Asbury Park March 11


Mark your Calendars for the JSRC Parade Club events:    PHOTOS POSTED HERE

ASBURY PARK   Sunday, March 11, 2018

5th Annual Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade    March 11, 2018

  • (Optional) Pre parade get together at Kim Maries on Kingsley and Sunset Ave at 11:00..
  • Parade line up is Kingsley and 7th Ave 12:30; parade starts at 1:00
  • Parade Route from start to Cookman Ave and ends at Asbury Park City Hall parking lot.
  • PARKING - Parade participants may park for free in the parking lots on Fourth Avenue or Second Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Kingsley Street. Parking meters are in effect for on street-parking.

Send an email to Parade Coordinator in you are interested in Marching with the JSRC

Belmar St Patricks Parade - was MARCH 4TH. check out photos HERE


2018 Gala - What a Party!!!

Thanks to our photographers Bill Gray and Jason Turner.



Train Run - Snowball Express


Johnny Mac's Snowball Express 2018 


Manasquan Mid-Winter Beach Run


Saturday February 17

The 15th Manasquan Mid Winter Beach Run was held on February 17, with about 1,000 running the 2 mile event, on another great day.

Photo Gallery links HERE  PHOTOS TO BE POSTED SOON!   Volunteer photo downloads are free, courtesy of George Ertle.  Some finish photos are posted HERE

JSRC Gala 2018

JSRC Winter Gala Beach Party | Saturday, February 24 | Spring Lake Heights
It's a SHORE thing!

Winter Gala Beach Party! Don't miss out!! Still a few spots left - send email if interested.

The annual celebration will be held at Doolan's Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights presented by The Jersey Shore Running Club! This year will feature a Beach Party / SHORE thing Theme - as we would all like to think WARM, SUMMER THOUGHTS!  It's a Beach Party theme for fun but dress as you would for any Gala in the past.

Once again the gala will feature a live band and a a buffet style dinner. The traditional JSRC Cocktail Hour with acoustic music and butler-style hors d'oeuvres starts promptly at 7p.m. in the Atrium, followed by dinner, live music, dancing, a gift auction, a BIG $$50/50 and other FUN surprises!  As always there is a four-hour open bar.


Gala questions? Rick Valentine (732) 974-1600 or e-mail: logorick @

Spring Lake Five Entry Limit Reached


2018 Registration is CLOSED

2018 Spring Lake Five Mile Registration opened on Sunday February 4, 2018 at 5:00am. and closed at 10:44am, when the limit of 12,500 runners is reached.

Charity spots are available at Charity Page 

Thursday Night Run CANCELED 1/4/2018



Due to the ongoing state of emergency, the Thursday Night Group Run is officially canceled.

No one will be getting the key to Taylor Pavilion.

Let’s not get in the way of Belmar’s snow cleanup. Thanks!

Happy New Year



The New Year's Eve Twilight Run was the coldest ever!

Happy New Year to all!

Click here for photos by George Ertle

VIdeo 1         Video 2 

Coast Star Article

Spring into Summer Race - ONE DAY SALE

New Year's Day only - register for the May 19 Spring into Summer 5K for only $15.

Click here for details

Registration is open for a ONE DAY flash sale of $15.00 to celebrate our 15th year!!!


Club members and friends at the 2017 Adopt-a-Family Gift Wrapping. Thanks to all who contributed this year - your generosity will ensure that our six families have a special Christmas.


Adopt-a-Family Details and Date Set for 2017

Holiday Greetings to Everyone!
Planning is underway for the 2017 JSRC Adopt A Family event. This year we expanded to support six families this holiday season.

Please follow this link to see the 2017 JSRC Adopt A Family Wish List. Please send email to sign up for gifts. You can pick one person / one gift to give. Donations and gift cards also welcome.

The JSRC will match all contributions up to a total of $800. PLUS -  JSRC Member John O'Gorman will match up to $400 donated at the running club meeting on November 28th.

Gift Wrapping Night is set for Monday, December 18, at Mount Carmel School, 805 Pine Street and First Avenue, Asbury Park. Please sign up if you are able to attend.

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