The Spring Lake 5 has always been the unofficial start to the Summer at the Jersey Shore for our club runners. This year it will be the unofficial end to the Summer. The Friends of the Spring Lake Five are excited to announce that the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 5, 2020 and the Kids Race on Friday evening, September 4th! We anticipate that COVID-19 will be behind us and hope you will be able to join us to close out the summer! The Friends of the Spring Lake Five are carefully considering all options for those who may not be able to participate in the 5 Mile Run &/or Kids Race this September. We will be in touch with all registered participants with more instructions soon. We kindly request your patience while we work out these details. Wishing you and your family all the best of health and we look forward to running with you this Labor Day weekend! For the latest information please Click Here to go directly to the race web site.
In the March 14th, 2020 New York Times there is an interesting article that the club thought we would share with our members. We know that many of our members and runners in the community have trained hard for races of various distances. Below is an excerpt that it is important to keep in mind until the COVID-19 lock down is lifted. We all need to be patient and remain good run citizens and let the the towns, race directors and state and county departments sort all of this out. So, please read below and do you best to comply:
Don't Be a Jerk.
As a result of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Jersey Shore Running Club is monitoring the situation with public health officials to follow and implement measures dictated by health agencies and governments. We will continue to take appropriate actions on an event-by-event basis, following the decisions made by these respective authorities and agencies.
Additional information will be shared with members, athletes and our partners as appropriate and will be made available on specific event pages and social media accounts. We ask you to stay updated with respect to the impact of the outbreak in your location, follow governmental and agency recommendations to minimize risk, and follow any potential restrictions put in place. Anyone traveling for competition purposes should make themselves familiar with respective national and world health organization updates in those locations as well as travel policies from airlines and hotels. As always, athletes should monitor their personal health appropriately and not race or travel to any event if they are unwell.
Athletes are also reminded to practice hygiene protection measures recommended by the WHO.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 refer to www.who.int.
In light of the recent COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and Governor Murphy's recommendation to cancel all events over 250 people, JSRC’s RunAPalooza will not be held on April 4th as scheduled. The health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, partners, staff, and spectators is our primary concern during this time. A decision has been to CANCEL this year's race and the options our participants will have moving forward are available at the below link to the race page. We share your disappointment and appreciate your patience as we work through this unique situation.
Please Click Here to get updates on the options directly from the RunAPolooza web site.
Thank you for your continued support!
The Asbury Park St Patrick’s Day Parade was held on Sunday, March 8th. The JSRC team marched in the parade on a beautiful Sunday afternoon after meeting up at Kim Maries prior.
On Thursday, March 5th, 2020 the Jersey Shore Running Clubs held a speciai "Attackiversary" event and group run to commemorate the assault on club member Kelly Herron. On March 5, 2017, Kelly Herron was assaulted while training for her first marathon in Washington state. She fought back using skills she learned in a self-defense class and trapped her assailant until police arrived. Kelly’s Instagram post of her GPS lines tracking the encounter went viral, attracting worldwide attention. Women around the world were inspired to fight back - whether it be against assault or even against someone who is underestimating them. Through Not Today, Kelly continues to promote runner safety, personal protection and other forms of badassery. Her advocacy efforts have landed her on the November cover of Runners' World and she also stars in their documentary entitled, "Not Today", which premiers on March 12th in Chicago and will have an upcoming viewing dates locally.
The JSRC was proud to have supported Kelly’s efforts around runner safety by promoting this special event. Thank you to all of those that attended including JSRC and She Runs! members. Stay tuned for future Not Today promoted events. Click Here for more information about Kelly’s journey in the February 10th, Asbury Park Press feature article.
The JSRC participated in the Runner Safety Awareness Week as events were held each day in either New York City, all of the boroughs, Boston and Ocean Grove, NJ Industry experts and community leaders gathered to talk about how runners can face the road or trail with confidence
On Sunday, January 26th, the JSRC held a "Citizen Run" during the normal weekly Sunday Runday Group Run in Ocean Grove, NJ. We were honored to be joined by Kelly Herron. Through her organization "Not Today", Kelly promotes runner safety and personal protection. Her advocacy efforts landed her on the November cover of Runners' World and she also stars in their documentary entitled, "Not Today", which will have an upcoming release date. Thank you to all the JSRC and She Run's members that came out and supported the event.
Time is running out to register for the 2020 RunAPalooza, half marathon, relay and 5k. This is the Jersey Shore Running Clubs biggest race each year. The 2020 RunAPalooza will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Asbury Park, NJ. Click Here to register now and for race information, including how to get involved and volunteer. Club members receive discounted pricing.