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



October is another very busy month for JSRC running and volunteering:

Shillelagh 5K October 7                        Jersey Shore Half Marathon October 8

JSRC Races Against Hunger Oct 14                   JSRC Deal Trick or Trot Oct 22

JSRC October Meeting, Monday October 30

PLUS: Shore AC Cross Country Series: Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4

AND area races: Little Silver 5KSeaside HalfJust Us Girls, Halloween Hula Run

Is FALL the BEST season for Running or What?



JSRC Monthly Meeting - MONDAY October 30



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

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

Monthly JSRC Club Meeting
Monday, 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.

Jersey Shore Half Marathon - October 8

The Jersey Shore Half Marathon - held Sunday October 8

 Link to Results                Link to 2017 Photos

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 five years ago.  Link to 2016 photo album          

Playing for Key West


The JSRC was proud to sponsor the Playing For Key West benefit which was held on October 9, 2017 at Tim McLoone's Supper Club.

The Club's JSRC Away Team has a long history of participating and supporting the Key West Half Marathon & Hemingway 5K Sunset Run every January.

News 12 Coverage of Fundraiser is  HERE

4th Annual Shillelagh 5K - held October 7 - RESULTS NOW POSTED


The Order of the Friendly Sons of the ShIllelagh of the Jersey Shore presented the 4th Annual Shillelagh 5K on October 7!   Net Proceeds go to support the Club’s Charitable giving throughout the year: Thanksgiving Food Drive, College Scholarship Fund, Christmas Toy Drive & Helping Local Individuals and Families in Need.

Overall Winners - First Male Joel-Sen Resimo, 18:08; First Female Allison Macon, Matawan, 19:55

First "Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Member" Jeff Seidel, Wall, 18:48


Congrats to all other award winners, runners and volunteers on a beautiful October Saturday! 

Race Photos posted here.                RESULTS POSTED

JSRC Boardwalk Race Against Hunger

5K and 10K races to benefit Food For Thought - October 14, Asbury Park.

RESULTS LINK              Video of Start and Finish

Food For Thought provides local youth and adolescents with an opportunity to learn about the hospitality and the culinary industry. They achieve this with educational initiatives that support the environment and its local purveyors with affordable meals through their give-back food programs.

Click here to for race information.  

JSRC Deal Trick or Trot - congratulations and thanks to all!


The 24th annual Trick or Trot 5K Race and Pet Walk, hosted by the Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC) together with the Deal Fire Company #2, took place on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Deal Casino in Deal, New Jersey.

Message from the Race Director, JSRC President Mike Procopio: Thank you to everyone - especially club members - who came out for Trick or Trot today. I really appreciate your support of a long-time club event!

Results Link.       Photos posted HERE        JSRC Photo Album       Maya Jacoby's National Anthem Rendition

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

NYC Marathon Spectator Bus

JUST ANNOUNCED - There are a limited number of bus seats available for spectators for the New York City Marathon, Sunday, November 5. Be a part of one of the most exciting days of the Running Year!

Info on trip:

Leave GSP Exit 109 Commuter Parking Lot, Red Bank 8:00 am SHARP. Bus takes volunteers and spectators directly to Central Park, the location of the NYC Marathon Finish Line.

For return trip - the Bus leaves NYC at 5:00 pm SHARP from Central Park West (exact location TBD)

Cost is $40 per person.   Online registration link:

Get Well Robert!



The JSRC wishes a speedy recovery from shoulder surgery to our Vice President, Robert Galizio.

We look forward to seeing you back racing once you're fully recovered!!

Latest JSRC Gear to check out



Just announced: 

JSRC Striped women's anorak back in stock.

New polka dot version available for the first time.

Only $40. Not too early to think about Christmas shopping!


November Running with the JSRC

Upcoming JSRC Events - register now to make sure not to miss out... links on the JSRC Area Calendar Page:

October 30 (MONDAY) - JSRC Monthly Meeting, Manasquan, NJ
Nov 12- Hashathon 6 Mile Trail Race, Cheesequake Park, NJ   Price increase Nov 5
Nov 19- Training Run Gobbler Express Asbury Park, NJ   Must register by Nov 10 to get a shirt
Nov 26- Navesink Challenge, Middletown, NJ  Event Participation is limited, expect to close out soon, Team entries are now open.

PLUS: Shore AC XC Series (Saturdays), Manasquan Turkey Run (Nov 18),  Born to Run (Nov 24), Justin Cruz 5K (Nov 5)

Sad News - Al Hayden

Albert F. Hayden Jr. passed on Sunday, October 29th, at the age of 84.

A former Ocean Running Club President, JSRC member and veteran of the entire running community, Al was a competitive and accomplished distance runner and race walker for several decades.

An active volunteer of many clubs, many races and many causes, he was also an enthusiastic on-course cheerleader of other runners and walkers.


Justin Cruz 5K Results

The 12th Annual Justin Cruz Memorial 5K was held on November 5.

Results link        Visit the JC Facebook page for Videos and Photos

Photos below by George Ertle click here for more


Shore AC Cross Country Series - JSRC had a great turnout at Holmdel Park


LAST RACE:  11/04: Holmdel Park. Course map

OVERALL RESULTS     Check out the JSRC XC Photo Album HERE

Congrats to the ENTIRE JSRC XC team for their 3rd place overall finish in the Shore AC XC Series!
1. SAC - 5 points   Shore AC won the overall on a tie-breaker.
2. HOHA - 5 points
3. JSRC - 11 points
4. OBRR - 12 points
5. FARC - 17 points

The 2017 Shore AC Cross Country Series is in the books. You can find more information in our Facebook group or send an email to Mike Procopio.

Before the final race we honored the memory of our friend, Bob Van Clef, who left us way too soon after last year's Holmdel XC race.

Week 1: 9/30 Thompson Park  Some week 1 photos courtesy of Bob Smyth  Week 1 Results

Week 2 10/ 7: Wolf Hill Park . Course map.  Week 2 is in the books and the JSRC Cross Country Team was 2nd again!!!!  Week 2 Results

Week 3 10/14: Tatum Park (enter off Holland Road). Course map.  JSRC Men went 1, 3, 8! and JSRC is now tied for 2nd place for the series  Week 3 Restuls

Week 4 10/21: Huber Woods (enter Brown's Dock Rd). Course. Week 4 Results

Week 5 10/28: Shark River Park (Gully Road). Course map.    JSRC stats (facebook post)       Results Week 5.

Congratulations NYC Marathoners



The Fall Marathon Season is here!

The Jersey Shore Running Club congratulates all MARATHONERS and thanks to our JSRC VOLUTEERS - a great day in New York on Sunday, November 5!


Here are some of the JSRC members and friends we tracked: * Amanda Marino - 2:49:44 * Ashley Hart - 3:21:09 * Alejandro Sanchez - 3:11:43 * Luis Fernandez - 3:51:02 * Krissy Marie Suckow - 3:43:43 * Tom F Donoghue - 4:17:01 * Kerry Mayerson - 4:20:57 * Bethanie Bradley Adams - 4:04:36 * Brian Borden - 4:31:35 * Rachel Lawrence - 4:43:30 * Eduardo Menezes - 4:50:03 * Riche Tovar - 4:01:58 * Ian Leber - 4:56:01 * Manolo Teijelo - 5:14:27 * Scott Jones - 4:31:31 * Karen Kenny - 5:00:48 * Kathy Miller Perry - 5:13:44 * Theresa Porzio-Kwiecinski - 5:15:44 * Kevin Keiser - 4:56:51 * Dee DeLuca-Mattos - 5:02:38 * Jimmy Chichelo - 5:11:58 * Michele Marrucca - 5:26:02 * Deirdre Padilla - 5:34:32 * Heather S. Migliorato-Petri - 6:28:11 * Peggy Mckean - 7:33:25 * Steve Kutlin - 7:34:10 * Tina Duda - 7:48 ... Check the JSRC Facegroup Group for updates.

Hashathon held November 12 - RESULTS NOW POSTED

This year's Hashathon was GREAT! The Fall 6 mile trail classic (38th annual) was held on Sunday, November 12th.  Congratulations to Overall Winners Christian Cleary and Lynn Nelson.

The race was challenging, but nearly everyone finished intact. This is definitely not "golf course" caliber Cross County.  The Hashathon course is hilly, rugged, covers plenty of uneven stairs, roots, logs and so much more.

2017 Photos Here     and HERE           RESULTS         Some more photos

Read all about the 2016 event here: HASHaTHON RECAP

2016 photo album here.           2016 Photos by category.            2016 Results

Dave's Shave Fundraiser for Mary's Place by the Sea - November 16

 It happened!  Happy 50th Birthday to Dave DeMonico!

It's on, folks - another shave-of-an-awesome-beard fundraiser for Mary's Place by the Sea !!!

Message from JSRC member Dave DeMonico:  "I invite you all to help me celebrate my big number birthday and usher in a new age group, by supporting another awesome shave fundraiser/awareness-raiser for the wonderful people and mission of Mary's Place by the Sea !!!  In addition to helping me celebrate my birthday by "Freeing the Face at F__ty", help me celebrate having trumpeted now at FOUR HUNDRED running races and events !!!"

Check the Facebook Event Page for details about you can witness the SHAVE November 16             or you can CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

JSRC Recognized as Special Olympics Platinum Partner



The Jersey Shore Running Club is honored to be recognized again as a Special Olympics New Jersey Platinum Partner.

Thank you to Bob Both and the entire Runapalooza race committee for their tireless efforts to support Special Olympics. We look forward to continuing our partnership in 2018.

Manasquan Turkey Run 2017

Congratulations to Turkey Run participants!  

Please note that the Manasquan Turkey Run, like all past year Turkey Trots, does not compile complete results.

Top Finishers List is HERE.   

Photos will be posted HERE.          

Congratulations to winners Matt Sampson and Elizabeth Sheprow.

Train Run - Gobbler Express

Windy one!

Johnny Mac's House of Spirits Train Run -GobblerExpress

Sunday, November 19, 2017           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 15, Raffles, (T shirt extra after November 9- shirts will be available for purchase for $10)
Seats are Limited – Get On Board

Black Friday Plans? Run the Born to Run 5 Miler

Race Day registration is still available for the Born to Run in Freehold, on Friday, November 24.

Race starts at 11:00 am, you can register from 9:30, at the Freehold Fire House, 51 W. Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728. Fee $40.00

Many of our nation’s citizens might think of the day after Thanksgiving mainly as Black Friday (the busiest shopping day of the year) but on the morning of the 24th of November they may competing in the 32nd annual Born to Run five-mile race, presented by the Freehold Area Running (FARC), at the Monmouth County seat of Freehold, New Jersey. The race benefits the Open Door Food Pantry of Freehold. The title of this event has a connection to Bruce Springsteen, famous American songwriter, singer and guitarist, who was raised in Freehold and has an album by that name: Born to Run.

JSRC Monthly Meeting - Tuesday November 28


Our next club meeting will be Tuesday, November 28.

Monthly JSRC Club Meeting
Tuesday, November 28 | 7:15 pm
Bradley Beach Firehouse | 815 Main Street DIRECTIONS

Come to the monthly club meeting!

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

Navesink Challenge - Perfect Day for a Challenge!


RESULTS LINKS:  5K Results    15K Results          RACE PHOTOS

5K Video               15K Video

The JSRC Navesink Challenge 5K and 15K - held Sunday, November 26.

Perfect day for the 17th Annual Navesink Challenge

THANK YOU to all of runners and congratulations to all of our winners!!! We hope you had a great race and a fun day!!  Thank you to all of our volunteers, all of our sponsors and all of our friends that donated such wonderful raffle prizes. And also many many thanks to Chef Charlie for the great spread at The Elks and Dan Corboy and Carl Gentry for the music at our post race party!!


Sad News - Audrey O'Gorman

Audrey O'Gorman, mother of John O'Gorman, passed away on Saturday.

Visitation will be Tues Dec 19th 7:00-9:00pm and Wed Dec 20 10:00-11:00am, at Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home - 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 12:00pm at Church of the Precious Blood, Monmouth Beach

Christmas Eve Run


Christmas Eve Morning Run
SUNDAY| DECEMBER 24 | Manasquan Reservoir | 8:00 a.m.

Dave Nase invites everyone to join him Saturday Morning for this traditional Christmas Eve run.

All are welcome to come and celebrate good cheer.

Were you at last years 7th Annual run?


Merry Christmas from JSRC!



The Jersey Shore Running Club wishes all of our members and their families and friends a special Christmas filled with joy, peace and health.

Rise and Shine on News 12 NJ


Check out our Thursday Morning Runners!


Sad News - Edward Graff

Edward Graff, father of long-time JSRC member Jessie Joseph, passed away on Saturday

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday at the Fiore Funeral Home, 236 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, Ocean Township. Burial will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge. Shiva will be observed from 4-8 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday at the home of Jessie Joseph.

New Years Eve Twilight Fun Run/Walk & Party

New Years Eve Twilight Fun Run/Walk & Party
SUNDAY | DECEMBER 31 | Manasquan | 4:00 p.m.

Running In The New Year - A JSRC Tradition
JSRC New Year's Eve Annual Twilight Fun Run/Walk & Party will take place Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. at Leggett's Sand Bar, Manasquan.

Join us for the 14th Annual JSRC Twilight 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk on the Manasquan Beach Walk and back to Leggett's Sand Bar for the post run/walk celebration. This is a FUNRUN - Runners, walkers and friends are all welcome. JSRC contributes a portion of its race proceeds to Manasquan Recreation and Circle of Friends.

Register ONLINE

JSRC Members (on or before 11/30/2017) - $22.00
Early Pre-Registration Fee (on or before 11/30/2017) - $25.00
Pre-Registration Fee (12/1 through 12/25/2017) - $28.00
Late Registration (12/26 through "day of") - $30.00
Party Only (Includes Tech Tee Shirt) - $20.00
All pre-registered participants receive a long sleeve Unisex Tech Tee Shirt and a free buffet at Leggett's Sand Bar. Post registrants while supplies last.
Race Day Schedule - 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Bib pickup and post registration
For more information Email Dan or call 732-859-6146

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.


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.


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