Website Header

x2018 Updates Oct-Nov-Dec

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          

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


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

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.

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

The JSRC wishes everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Daylight Savings Time Ends



"Fall Back" REMINDER.


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


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

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

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.



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!



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.

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.



The JSRC is thankful for all our members, volunteers, fellow runners, race partners & sponsors, and their families!!


Manasquan Turkey Run


Congratulations to all 2018 Turkey Run participants!  

The 2018 Manasquan Turkey Run was held on Saturday, November 17, with 2,300 participants between the Five Mile and One Mile events.



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

Top Finishers Lists HERE.    Photos will be posted soon HERE.          

Congratulations to winners Jack Fitzhenry and Beth Marzigliano.




JSRC November Club Meeting - Tuesday, November 27

November 27, 2018
JSRC November Club Meeting
Tuesday, November 27 | 7:15 pm 
Bradley Beach Fire Department
701 Main Street, Bradley Beach, NJ

Come for the fun, news and pizza!
Chat with club members and hear about past and upcoming races, events and share a great time!
If you want to become more active in your club, now's the time to speak up.


ADOPT-A-FAMILY DONATION CHALLENGE: JSRC Member John O'Gorman has offered to match $400 IF MEMBERS DONATE $400 at the running club meeting on November 27th - WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO BE GIVING TUESDAY!

HASHATHON APPRECIATION "FIVE AND TEN" SALE: Limited Edition items will be available AT OUR COST:  Hashathon gloves, caps, hats, and headbands for ONLY FIVE DOLLARS and sweatshirts and long sleeve shirts for TEN DOLLARS.  Will Black Friday never end??? NOT HERE!

Navesink - Perfect Weather for a Challenge!


PHOTOS HERE                      Start Video

The Navesink Challenge - another great race day on Sunday, November 25! 


December Home Page Archive


The Jersey Shore Running Club wishes a prosperous 2019 to the running community!

at the 2018 JSRC New Year's Eve Twilight  Event



Make Your New Year's Resolution Now!

RACE DAY REGISTRATION OPENS 2:30 PM, fee $30, shirts "while they last"

JSRC New Year's Eve Twilight 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Monday, December 31, 2018 @ 4 PM, Manasquan, NJ
Event is Rain or Shine.

Join us for the 15th 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 FUN RUN - Runners, walkers and friends are all welcome. JSRC contributes a portion of its race proceeds to Manasquan Women's Club and Manasquan Common Ground Grief Center .

Click here for past year 2017 photos by George Ertle            2017 Video 1         2017 Video 2                  

2018 LINKS:
Click here for 2018 photos by George Ertle     Volunteer Photos will be HERE (free to download)    Coast Star PRE-RACE Article 12/27/2018

New Year's Day only - register for the May 18 Spring into Summer 5K for only $16.

Click here for details

Registration is open for a ONE DAY flash sale of $16.00 to celebrate our 16th year!!!
We wish everyone and their families a very Merry Christmas!!
Christmas Eve Club Run

Monday, December 24 | 8am.
Manasquan Reservoir Visitors Center.
Join fellow JSRC members and start your holiday off right with a 5-mile run.

Merry Christmas!

2018 JSRC Adopt A Family.  This year we will support six families this holiday season.The JSRC matched contributions up to a total of $1000. PLUS -  JSRC Member John O'Gorman offered to match $400 in member donations at the running club meeting on November 27th. The annual gift-wrapping was held on Monday. December 17th.


Thanks from the event directors:

Many thanks to our club members and friends that made the Adopt a Family event such a success.  Thanks to those that donated by mail, on line, at the November club meeting and brought gifts and gift cards on Monday night.  Six local families will have a very happy Christmas.  The outpouring of generosity is AMAZING.  We're so proud to be part of this club



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

Go to to see position descriptions and current nominees.

AmazonSmile donates to Jersey Shore Running Club Inc when you shop at .


Visit us at the JSRC group pageImage
Email Webmaster with an questions and comments