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Bradley Beach 5K

Saturday, August 18th was the  Bradley Beach 5K, in Bradley Beach, New Jersey - 21st Annual event presented by the Bradley Beach Fire Department.



Asbury Park Press photo gallery

Jersey Shore Running Club helped out again this year!

CLICK HERE  to check out some photos of last years event

President meets Governor

JSRC President Mike Procopio with Governor Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy, at the Bradley Beach 5K.


The Jersey Shore Running Club appreciate their support of the local running community!!

JSRC August BBQ Meeting - Tuesday August 28

It's time for our annual BBQ Meeting!!

Starts 6:30 pm at the Deal Firehouse, 110 Brighton Ave

Firehouse will provide burgers, dogs and sausage & peppers. Side Dishes, salads, desserts and munchies needed. Also, set up and break down teams needed! Set up starts at 5:00!!

Please contact Tina Duda ( with what you plan to bring. Additional questions can be sent to

Asbury Sheehan Classic

Another successful day for the Asbury Park Sheehan Classic 5K, held Saturday, August 11.

Race results are posted for the 15th Annual Asbury Sheehan Classic 5K.


Congrats to winners Justin Scheid (15:18)  and Roberta Groner (16:35). Thanks to volunteers, sponsors and especially to the weather gods!

Elliot Denman article - Asbury Park Press         Photo Gallery

August Racing

Some August dates to remember:

Saturday, August 4, Neptune City 5K, Neptune City, New Jersey    RESULTS

Saturday, August 4, Sea Girt 5K – Run/Walk, Sea Girt, New Jersey    RESULTS        Finish Line Video

Saturday, August 11, 5k, Asbury Park Sheehan Classic, Asbury Park, NJ  15th Annual

Saturday, August 18, Bradley Beach 5K, Bradley Beach, New Jersey

Saturday, August 25, Jersey Shore Bathing Suit Fun Run, Sea Girt Army Camp, New Jersey

Saturday in the Park Womens 5K

The Jersey Shore Running Club will host our 25th (YES TWENTY-FIFTH) Anniversary Women's 5K on Saturday Sept 1, at Holmdel Park. The Saturday in the Park Women's 5K benefits womens shelters and charities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties

Pre-register thru August 25. Discount for JSRC members who pre-register!    Volunteers always appreciated - send email if you want to help out

Read pre-race articles at    and     pr-log

NYC Marathon Volunteering



The JSRC will once again be volunteering at the TCS New York City Marathon. At least 40 people are needed to work the Finish Area in Central Park. The club will provide transportation to and from NYC for all registered volunteers. This is great opportunity and is always a good time. If you want to volunteer, you MUST follow the instructions below to register by August 30, 2018.

If you're unsure of the commitment, please consider registering anyway...we cannot add volunteers after the deadline.

Click here for additional information


You can email  with questions!

Sad News - Jerry Frazee

The JSRC mourns the passing of long-time member Jerry Frazee. Jerry Frazee passed away on August 2. Please keep Jerry's family in your thoughts & prayers.

Jerry was a past club President as well as a director for multiple Club events, including the Lake Como 5K and Day at the Races.

Dave DeMonico shared these thoughts about our friend Jerry.

Visitation Sunday, August 5, 4-8 pm, OBrien Funeral Home, Wall Township

Memories of Jerry Photo Album     More Jerry Photos (Bob Both shared album)       Obituary



Navesink Challenge 2018


The Navesink Challenge is gearing up for another great race day on Sunday, November 25! 

They have a great committee of fun and dedicated members ... but  can always use more energy and knowledge!   No matter what your skills, interest or talent may be, they can use you ... yes YOU!!!  Race day planning, party planning, web design, organizing - anything that helps make the day a great experience for our runners, volunteers and sponsors is welcomed!! 

If you think you might be interested or have any questions, please contact the Race Directors at

JSRC Monthly Meeting - Tuesday July 31


Monthly JSRC Club Meeting
Tuesday July 31| 7:15 pm   

 Monmouth Beach Cultural Center,128 Ocean Ave, Monmouth Beach

Come to the monthly JSRC meeting!

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

Jack Rafter 5K Results


Congratulations to the Joe Freeman and the Tinton Falls Rotary on another successful Jack Rafter 5K on Saturday, July 21.




JSRC Day at the Races


The 2018 JSRC Day at the Races will be Sunday, July 22. Yes - JULY!!!!

Monmouth Park changed their racing scheduling - prompting us to move our day to July.

Register HERE for the event. ALWAYS A GREAT TIME! Only $15 for Members - includes everything but wagering! Online registration extended.

Email Carly for info or to let her know if bringing side dish or dessert


Ocean Grove Biathlon


Congratulations to all at the 38th Annual Ocean Grove Biathlon.

The 2 mile run and "short" swim is a runner-friendly event!

Photos Here

Award winners list Here

Belmar Five Mile Run - July 14


Race Date Saturday July 14th!!  Congratulations to all!

results at

Click here for OFFICIAL 2018 RACE PHOTOS


check out Elliott Denman article at  And photo gallery

Read pre-race article - all about the Belmar Five HERE


Sad News - Marty Fitzpatrick


The JSRC mourns the sudden passing of long-time member, Thursday Night Run regular, and good friend, Marty Fitzpatrick. Marty passed away suddenly July 17. Please keep his family in your thoughts & prayers



Freeman Funeral Home, 47 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Thursday, July 19th, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday, July 20th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm


St. Rose of Lima Church, 16 McLean Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Saturday, July 21st, 2018 10:00am

Firecracker Five - Wall Township



Wednesday July 4, 2018 - another hot one!

Results Link

Some Photos HERE

Camouflage 5K - Held June 23



PHOTOS:  George Ertle Photography       Manasquan VFW Facebook Album       

Read the Coast Star Wrap Up Article Here

A new 5k for 2018- the Manasquan VFW Veterans Appreciation Day Camouflage 5K Run/Walk, at Sea Girt Army Camp.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1838 Veteran Appreciation Day at The National Guard Training Center at Sea Girt Army Camp, Sea Girt, New Jersey on June 23, 2018. Our objective this year is to make it one of our premier fund-raising activities. Funds raised will benefit Veterans, north from Belmar, Brielle, Manasquan, Wall and south to Ocean County. Also, we would like to build an access ramp for our elderly/disabled veterans at Post 1838.

Sad News - Patricia Rose Freeman


The JSRC sends its deepest condolences to club secretary, Joe Freeman, on the passing of his mother, Patricia Rose Freeman.

Our thoughts & prayers are with Joe and his entire family.


JSRC June Meeting - Tuesday June 26

The June Monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, June 26, at the Goodwill Hose firehouse in Belmar, 610 Seventh Avenue.

7:15 pm

Come to the monthly JSRC meeting! Come meet your fellow members & find out what's new with your running club!

Goodwill Hose is the presenter of the Belmar Five Mile Run, set for July 14. Registration still available! Sign up by July 7 to get save! Please also email if you are interested in volunteering for the event - need help for packet pickup, kids races and race day...

Asbury Park Sheehan Classic registration is now open. Early Bird rate through June 15.

Club Meetings
June 26, 2018 -  Goodwill Hose Company, Belmar
July 31, 2018  - Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
August 28, 2018 - Deal Fire Department, Deal
September 25, 2018 -  Shillelagh Club, Lake Como
October 30, 2018 -  Manasquan Fire Department, Manasquan
November 27  - TBD

Governor Sports JSRC Running Cap



NJ Governor Phil Murphy was seen on the shore racing circuit in his JSRC cap!

Sad News - Kevin O'Brien




Club member Kevin O'Brien passed away on Monday, June 11 after a short illness.

He was a dedicated volunteer to many of our Club races. He will be missed.

Celebration of Life will be held Friday, June 15 at the John Day Funeral Home, Red Bank from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Click here to read Tribute

Human Horse Race

Club members and race directors Carly "All Day Chardonnay" DePolo and Dan "Mr. Ed" Napolitan raced in a unique event at the NJ Irish Festival on June 10 - the "Human Horse Race". The Festival was held at Monmouth Park on Sunday, June 10.

Both Carly and Dan are sponsored by Reggie Hyde, and represented Bar A Stables in this charity event; this years beneficiary is Ocean of Love.  Donate here to place your bet as to who be the faster "human horse"! 

JSRC is a proud sponsor of this years NJ Irish Festival.

Global Running Day - June 6

Global Running Day is a day that celebrates the sport of running.  It is held annually on the first Wednesday of June.

Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving.  Participants of all ages and abilities pledge to take part in some type of running activity by submitting their names through the Global Running Day website. Global Running Day 2018 is scheduled for June 6.

Scheduled local celebrations:

Avon 5K 2018


Perfect day for the 23rd Annual Avon 5K Run/Walk on June 2, 2018, presented by Avon First Aid and Safety Squad

Results Link

Some Photos

More photos on the Facebook event page

June Episode of RUNNING on YES Network

The Spring Lake Five is featured on the June episode of RUNNING, airing on the YES Network. Air dates below:

           June 2, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
           June 5, Tuesday, 12 p.m.
           June 8, Friday, 8:30 a.m.
           June 10, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
           June 11, Monday, 9:30 a.m.
           June 15, Friday, 1:30 p.m.
           June 18, Monday, 2:30 p.m.
           June 20, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
           June 21, Thursday, 1:00 a.m
           June 25, Monday, 12:00 p.m.

Spring Lake Five



In 1977, five hundred runners lined up for the first Spring Lake Five.  The race has grown into one of the country’s biggest and best running events. Over the past 17 years, Friends of the Spring Lake 5, Inc. has donated over $2,160,000 to local charities, volunteer organizations, town initiatives and Spring Lake Recreation.

Winners of the 2018 event were Brian Quilty in 25:28 and Amanda Marino in 29:23.

Results Posted Here    Photos to be posted Here 

Running And Racing Coverage    Facebook video of Start


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 - May 5

Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5K - at Sandy Hook!!! Was held 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.


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