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Manasquan Turkey Run

The 2018 Manasquan Turkey Run will be held on Saturday, November 17.


With a record number of runners last year at the Annual Manasquan Turkey Run, you will want to be a part of the 2018 five mile race!.

Online registration closed November 14, and race-week in-person registration ($35)  is on Thursday and Friday, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Leggett's, and race-day from 8:30 am at Little League Field.

Race day fee $40. Race day shirts "while they last".  Hope to see you on November 17th.

Navesink Challenge 2018

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


This event is strictly limited and is expected to sell out.



If the race has not closed out by Nov. 19, registration will be available at packet pickup at Road Runner Sports on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1:00 - 4:00. Registration fee goes up to $45. For the last 5 years, The Navesink Challenge has reached maximum capacity of 1,100 runners prior online registration closing- sign up soon! 

Train Run - Gobbler Express

Johnny Mac's House of Spirits Train Run -GobblerExpress

Sunday, November 18, 2018           Train Leaves The Station at 10:58 AM

Check in Starts at 9:30 AM at Johnny Mac’s Located at 208 Main Street in Asbury Park – Across from Train Station
Registration will be open until train is full.
Day of Registration available for $25 no shirt and train ticket while they last, After that have to buy at station. Make Race Day Checks out to JSRC or please have exact change in cash.

  • Take the Train from Asbury Park then run back along the Boardwalks to Johnny Mac House of Spirits – 1 to 6 + Miles.
  • Post Run Party includes Pizza and Beer/Soda,
  • Lots of Costume and Random Prizes.

Benefits: Asbury Park Youth Program and Asbury Park Mount Carmel School
Includes Run, Party, A Beer, Pizza, Train Ticket if registered by November 14, Raffles, (T shirt extra after November 8- shirts will be available for purchase for $10)
Seats are Limited – Get On Board

39th Annual HASHaTHON - Sun. Nov. 11

The HASHaTHON - The NJ 6-Mile Trail Race Classic!

Congratulations to participants at the 2018 Hashathon.

The scenic course in Cheesequake Park encompasses winding wooded trails, gullies, footbridges, streams, mud, fallen trees, leaves, varmints, and several eco-systems; running through cedar forest & beautiful wetlands. It is tough, challenging and hilly, but (most) everyone finishes intact.


More Photos HERE

Check out Facebook Videos: video of start. Video of first finisher. Another angle of Start

Another Start Video on Flikr

Thanks to ALL Volunteers - and special thanks to Old Bridge Road Runners for all their help with the trail, etc for this year's Hashathon.

As with every JSRC race, HASHaTHON supports our Monmouth County Community. Beneficiaries are the Blessing Bag Brigade and St. Luke's Community Dinner.


SAVE THE DATE - The 2019 JSRC Gala

SAVE THE DATE - The 2019 JSRC Gala is set for Saturday, January 26.

Official registration opens on December 1.


Details to come!!!

JSRC Adopt A Family date set - December 17

Holiday Greetings to Everyone!
Planning is underway for the 2018 JSRC Adopt A Family event. This year we will support six families this holiday season.

Please follow this link to see the 2018 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 has offtered to match $400 IF MEMBERS DONATE $400 at the running club meeting on November 27th.

Gift Wrapping Night is set for Monday, December 17, at Mount Carmel School, 805 Pine Street and First Avenue, Asbury Park. Please sign up if you are able to attend.

Thursday Night Run Moves to Asbury Park


The Thursday Night Run will meet in Asbury Park until further notice.

Due to a policy change in Belmar, the JSRC Thursday Night Run no longer has access to Taylor Pavilion. Starting Thursday, November 15, we will meet at Convention Hall in Asbury Park. Park in the lot behind The Wonder Bar.

JSRC Gear Update



We have restocked some JSRC Gear items - will be available at the Manasquan Turkey Run (Nov 17) and the Navesink Challenge (Nov 25)

New stock of Men's and Women's singlets are available in white, orange and navy. Our popular Women's Anorak is also back on stock - striped or polka dot (both are navy/white). Your chance to look sharp!



Nominations for the 2019-2021 JSRC Board

Nominations for the 2019-2021 JSRC Board are NOW OPEN!
You can submit nominations through 12/15.

Go to  to see position descriptions and current nominees.

NYC Marathon Sunday

The Fall Marathon Season is here!

The Jersey Shore Running Club congratulates all of our NYC MARATHONERS this weekend and thanks to our JSRC VOLUNTEERS!

New York was the place to be on Sunday, November 4!

2017 Alejandro Sanchez - 3:10:47, 19354 Ali Infranco Marzulla - 3:45:13, 5340 Jakov Philosof - 3:52:57, 21245 Deborah Alpert - 3:58:47, 43865 Kim Kamilow Luker - 4:04:22, 36034 Michael Cherny - 4:20:52, 23757 Laura Christine - 4:32:56, 33873 Mary O'Brien - 4:33:08, 43494 Sue Patla - 4:34:58, 61222 Megan Geddis Avitto - 4:35:37, 45870 Scott N Karen Kenny (Karen)- 4:38:53, 50785 Kathy Miller Perry - 4:48:31, 40587 Sean Condon - 4:52:39, 31530 Ivone Lopes - 4:54:27, 47395 Michelle Zaccardi Fabio - 4:56:35, 43228 Lydia Breckenridge - 4:59:15, 25194 Brian Borden - 4:59:28, 46403 Joanne Cowen Toomey - 5:01:00, 18555 Eduardo Menezes - 5:06:32, 37838 Jennifer Morganti - 5:07:03, 50456 Debbie Weinberger DeFrancesco - 5:11:20, 48787 Michele Marrucca - 5:36:53, 48638 Jimmy Chichelo - 5:40:05, 57601 Julia Boese Kevin Gencsy (Julia) - 6:01:41, 67723 Stephanie Burke - 6:01:43, 68141 Meg Ghf - 6:06:34, 67524 Jennifer O'Hara Herrick - 6:10:27, 46295 Mike Relli - 6:34:57, 68001 Dawn Relli - 6:34:58, 63088 Joseph Iovellii - 6:56:07, 66912 Maureen Elizabeth - 7:19:51.



Shore AC Cross Country Series - JSRC is 2nd Overall for the Series!


Cross Country wrapped up on November 3 at Holmdel Park. We ran in memory of team mate Bob VanClef, who passed away just after this race 2 years ago.

JSRC was the only club to field a team all 6 weeks! They count each teams best 4 races. Congratulations to Shore AC who won with 4 firsts. JSRC was a solid 2nd for the series, with a first and 3 seconds.

Also congratulations to our age group winners John Gore M50-59, Marylyn Ryder F70-79 and Laura Moetz F50-59!
Thanks again to all who came out to run!!


NEW - Results links are posted HERE


The 2018 Shore AC Cross Country Series started Saturday September 29.  Step outside your road racing comfort zone & hit the trails! Run for the JSRC as we compete against Shore AC, HOHA, OBRR, FARC, and others in Shore AC's annual XC Series!   Jersey Shore Running Club will be looking to place in the top 3 again for the series.  You can find more information in our Facebook group or send an email to Mike Procopio.  Check out the JSRC 2017 XC Photo Album HERE

Week 1: 9/29 Holmdel Park Course map  Week 1 Team Results on Facebook

Week 2 10/6: Thompson Park  Use the Longbridge Road Entrance - 49 Longbridge Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Week 3 10/13: Tatum Park (enter off Holland Road). Course map

Week 4 10/20: Dorbrook Park  Course Map

Week 5 10/27: Shark River Park (NEW START LOCATION - Schoolhouse Road). Course map.

Week 6 11/3 Holmdel Park Course map  The JSRC will once again run the final XC race in honor of Bob Van Clef

Some November Races to Consider


Saturday, Nov 3, 9 am, Shore AC Adult XC 5K Fall Series -various Monmouth County Parks - HOLMDEL PARK

Sunday Nov. 4, , 13th Annual Justin Cruz 5K Memorial Run, Wall athletic Fields, Wall Twp NJ registration link        paper registration form

Sunday, November 11, HASHaTHON Six Mile Trail Race, Cheesequake State Park, Matawan, NJ 

Saturday, November 17, Manasquan Turkey Run, Manasquan, New Jersey

Sunday, November 18, 10:58 am, Johnny Mac House of Spirits Train Run, Asbury Park, NJ

Thursday, November 22, Avon Pond Turkey Trot, Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey

Friday, November 23, FARC Born to Run, Freehold, New Jersey

Saturday, November 24, Matawan Borough 5K Turkey Trot

Sunday, November 25, JSRC Navesink Challenge, Middletown, New Jersey

Daylight Savings Time Ends



"Fall Back" REMINDER.


Remember to turn the clocks back one hour: this Sunday, November 4th at 2 am.


Smiles for you and JSRC

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Jersey Shore Running Club Inc when you shop at .

Amazon Smiles

If you need to shop at Amazon, do it at

When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates to Jersey Shore Running Club


The JSRC wishes everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


JSRC Deal Trick or Trot - October 28

The 25th Anniversary Trick or Trot 4 Mile Race and Pet Walk, hosted by the Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC) together with the Deal Fire Company #2, is set for Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Deal Casino in Deal, New Jersey.  DRY SUNNY WEATHER PROMISED!



New for 2018:   Race distance will be 4 miles - YAY, Certified Course (Thanks to Jack Werbler), Chip timing for accurate results

PAST YEAR LINKS: 2017 Results Link.       2017 Photos posted HERE        JSRC Photo Album       Maya Jacoby's National Anthem Rendition

2017 PRE-RACE ARTICLE ON PATCH.COM          2016 PHOTOS          2015 PHOTOS           MORE 2015        2014 PHOTOS

JSRC Monthly Meeting - Tuesday, October 30



To allow our members to go trick or treating, our October club meeting will be TUESDAY October 30.

Mark your calendar! And tune up your voices - there might just be a birthday serenade as well.

Monthly JSRC Club Meeting
Tuesday, October 30 | 7:15 pm
Manasquan Firehouse | 33 Abe Voorhees Dr, Manasquan DIRECTIONS

Come to the monthly club meeting!

Get ghoulish with club members and hear about past and upcoming races and events.

OH-M-G ... It's October!


October is another very busy month for JSRC running and volunteering - consider these events:

Saturday,Oct 13, Shillelagh 5K, Bar A, Lake Como, New Jersey  paper entry form or  online registration link

Sunday, October 14, Seaside Half Marathon, Seaside, New Jersey

Sunday, October 14, Fred Torres Memorial Run, Garret Mountain, Woodland Park, New Jersey

Saturday, October 20, Stomp the Monster Spooktacular Almost 4 Miler, Manasquan, NJ

Sunday, October 21, Superhero Sprint, Wall Municipal Complex

Sunday, October 21, Shrewsbury Classic, Shrewsbury, NJ

Saturday, October 27, Just us Girls 5K, Sea Girt Army Camp, Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sunday, October 28, JSRC Trick or Trot 4 Miler, Deal Casino, Deal, New Jersey

Shillelagh 5K - held October 13



Record Turnout for the 5th Annual Shillelagh 5K in Lake Como on October 13, 2018.

Photos posted HERE                   MORE PHOTOS ON FSOS FACEBOOK PAGE

Award Winners                RESULTS POSTED


The Jersey Shore Half Marathon - Sunday October 7

RESULTS LINK                     PHOTO link


Start video            Dave DeMonico Photos HERE

Read article about Runner Hit by Deer              Patch Coverage Here



The Jersey Shore Half Marathon - held Sunday October 7

Presented by the Shore Athletic Club, the Jersey Shore Half Marathon has a history that places it as one of the oldest distance events held in New Jersey and the surrounding area. The first Jersey Shore Marathon was held January 9, 1972. The growth of major fall marathons created a demand for quality half marathon distance races prior to the fall marathons and thus in1986 the Jersey Shore Marathon became the Jersey Shore Half Marathon. The Jersey Shore Half Marathon continues a great racing tradition established forty six years ago.

Link to 2017 Results                Link to 2017 Photos               Link to 2016 photo album          

September Running and Racing - Check out these events!

Saturday, Sept 1, 25th Anniversary JSRC Saturday in the Park Women's 5K, Holmdel Park, New Jersey

Monday, September 3, Pier House 5K, Jersey Shore Grand Prix, Long Branch

Saturday, September 8, Brielle 10K Challenge, Brielle, New Jersey

Tuesday, Sept 11, 6 pm, Jersey Shore 9-11 Memorial Run, Belmar, New Jersey

Saturday, September 15, Run for the Arts 5K, Ocean Grove New Jersey

Saturday, Sept 22, KeyportFest 5K, Keyport NJ  paper application

Saturday mornings 9/29-11/3, 9 am, Adult XC 5K Fall Series -various Monmouth County Parks - Week 1 at Holmdel Park

Sunday, Sept 30, 25th Annual Little Silver 5K, Little Silver, New Jersey

Sunday, Sept 30, Team Shamrock Fundraiser Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk - NYC, (bus from Atlantic Club), register for the team and run here

Jersey Shore 9-11 Memorial Run

The 2018 9-11 Run was held on a dreary Tuesday evening, with about 225 runners and walkers participating.

Read about it on


Video links:  Opening remarks          Reading of Names              Running in Silence          God Bless America

To memorialize all from the Jersey Shore who were lost on September 11, 2001
Belmar, NJ, On the Boardwalk across from Dunkin Donuts on 16th Ave

Tuesday - September 11 - 6 PM
This is not a Race  - About 4 miles


We start in Belmar with the reading of the first section of names from  the Jersey Shore who were lost on that tragic day. We will run in  Silence as a group to the September 11 Memorial in Spring Lake where more names will be read by all of the runners and flags and flowers will be placed on the memorial. We will then proceed to a memorial as a group again in silence where the rest of the names will be read. After an additional moment of silence we will return to the start. A post run reception will then be held for all of the participants.
There is no charge or registration fee, no t-shirts, no clock, no bib numbers and no awards. It will be your most memorable run of the year.
All are Invited to Commemorate those Lost.

The Jersey Shore 9-11 Memorial Run   - to memorialize all from the Jersey Shore who were lost on September 11, 2001


JSRC Monthly Meeting - Tuesday September 25


Our next club meeting will be Tuesday, September 25.

Monthly JSRC Club Meeting
Tuesday, September 25 | 7:15 pm
Friendly Sons of Shillelagh | 815 16th Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719 DIRECTIONS

Come to the monthly club meeting!

Chat with club members and hear about past and upcoming races and events.

FSOS Belmar is the host of the 5th Annual Shillelagh 5K, set for October 13th, Bar Anticipation.

Club Meetings
Tuesday, October 30 - Manasquan Fire Department
Tuesday, November 27 - Bradley Beach Firehouse

Asbury Sheehan Classic Running on YES Network

The Asbury Sheehan Classic is featured on the RUNNING National -  Athletes in Action – September, 2018, available on the YES network. Dates below. Check out the highlights video here

Sept 8, Sat, noon                 Sept 12, Wed, 1:00pm                 Sept 13, Thurs, 12:30am             Sept 14, Fri, 11:00am                 Sept 17, Mon, 1:00am                          Sept 18, Tues, 2:30pm                  Sept 26, Wed, 2:00pm                      Sept 29, Sat, 11:30am                        Sept 30, Sat, 9:30am

Light Rain for Brielle Day 10K


37th Annual Brielle Day 10K
Saturday, September 8, 2018


Volunteer Photos HERE (download for free)

Bring the whole family to enjoy a full day featuring: The Hill & Dale Races – Over 100 Quality Crafters and Vendors
Carnival Style Food and Drinks – Beer Garden and Music to enjoy – Fire Engine Rides and Kids Games


Pier House 5K held Labor Day in Long Branch

The 2018 Pier House 5K was held on Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2018 in Long Branch.

Congratulations to winners Brian Quilty and Jamie Reuter. Thanks to all participants and volunteers.

Post race links:



Saturday in the Park Womens 5K

Congratulations and thanks to all who attended the 2018 Saturday in the Park --- runners, walkers, volunteers, sponsors and friends!

RESULTS LINK: coverage                                Two River Times Slide Show


View the Pre-Race Inspiration at this link:

The Jersey Shore Running Club hosted 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

 Read pre-race articles at    and     pr-log