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That's right - we're taking a 3-hour tour. So who knows how it will end!
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41st Annual Belmar Five Mile Run Coming up next
Saturday, July 8 | Belmar | written by Penny Hinck
On Saturday, July 8, the Borough of Belmar and the Goodwill Hose Fire Co., in collaboration with the Jersey Shore Running Club and all the local running clubs, will present the 41st Running of the Belmar Five Mile Run. The race has a long history at the Jersey Shore as one of the longest running road races in the area. It has traditionally attracted some of the top runners; last year the men's champion was
of Hillsborough, NJ in a time of 24:47 the women's champion was
of Corte Madera, CA in 28:29. This event is a not-for-profit event with all proceeds going to help the volunteer fire company and other volunteer groups who partner with the event.
Along with the main Five Mile event, Kids' Races are scheduled for Friday night, July 7, which have continued to become more popular each of the last several years. The kids will also have treats and entertainment, followed by Fireworks on the beach. All events will be held in Belmar, which is known, of course, for its' beautiful beaches and newly refurbished boardwalk.
The Belmar Five began in August 1977, near the start of the "first running boom". The event has been presented by various Belmar-oriented organizations over the years, from the Belmar Kiwanis Club to the Belmar Improvement Fund, to the current hosting organization Goodwill Hose Fire Company. Since its inception, race directors (and co-directors) have included Shore AC's
, Belmar Councilman
, and since 2000, current director
. The course has basically remained the same for all 40 years. About 15 years ago, the date was changed from August to mid-July to offer runners a mid-summer Jersey Shore experience, placing it in the middle of the summer-racing calendar.
Participants on race-day Saturday are treated to post race refreshments and a Health & Vendor Fair in Silver Lake Park. In addition, the random prize drawing, which includes free beach passes to some lucky participants, will take place during the awards ceremony. Over $2,000 in prize money is awarded annually to overall and age group winners. All are then invited to a Free Post Race Beach Party at Bar Anticipation, Lake Como, following the five mile run.
Last year nearly 3000 participants in the Belmar Five events and hundreds of volunteers made this race one of the premier racing events at the Jersey Shore. This year the goal, with the help of the Jersey Shore Running Club, is to attract 3500 participants.
Along with the primary-beneficiary fire company,
Goodwill Hose Company No. 1
, additional groups receiving contributions from the event are local running clubs, soccer teams, Belmar Junior Lifeguards, and other organizations. Currently,
Pringle, Quinn, Anzano, P.C.
sponsor the Belmar Five; other supporters include
Lake Como Tourism
Wakefern, Echo Ink Custom Tees, SOAR Physical Therapy
The Belmar Five is the second event of the
Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix
, sponsored by
, a series of races that offers awards and prize money to overall winners and age group category winners, and recognition to those who run all events in the series. The four 2017 events are:
Spring Lake 5; Belmar 5; Asbury Park Sheehan Classic 5K
(August 12) & the
Pier House 5K
(Labor Day) in Long Branch. Further information can be found on the series website,
Registration for the Belmar Five is still available; early registration is suggested. In addition to their custom-designed participant t-shirt, the first 2,000 pre-registered runners will receive a commemorative tote bag.
Ten Thousand Finishers
at 41st Running of the Spring Lake Five
Saturday, May 27 | written by Penny Hinck
Ten thousand one hundred eighty road racers (4,780 males - 5,312 females, 12,500 registered) finished the 41st annual Spring Lake Five Mile Run on the cool, perfect-running-weather morning of May 27. This race, according to director
, is the largest road-race in the state of New Jersey and the second largest five-mile road-race in the nation. The runners/walkers competed on the traditional basically rectangular course, that started on Ocean and Warren Avenues proceeded north to and around Lake Como, passed the imposing edifice of Saint Catharine's Roman Catholic Church, continued to the Sea Girt border and back onto Ocean Avenue to face a straightaway to the finish at Atlantic Avenue.
The 2016 winner,
of Succasunna, was the first overall leader again, breaking the finish-line tape held by race committee members, at 25:21, a speedy 5:04 per-mile pace, 8 seconds faster than last year
Scheid is a former Georgetown University track and cross country star-now is a Shore Athletic Club member and CPA. This is only his second time participating in the Spring Lake Five...and both as champion.
was the female winner at 28:11, 5:38 per-mile pace. Mateescu is a Rider University graduate from Kendall Park, now making her mark on the national racing scene, after winning a string of Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference gold medals as a collegian.
Rounding out the top ten finishers (male-female) who received crystal awards, added to mugs for the first 100 male/female finishers, along with roses received by the first 500 women, and medals to everyone:
Men: Michael Mazzaccaro
at 25:47, Red Bank;
at 25:56, Brick;
at 26:04, Metuchen;
at 26:10, Wilmington, DE;
at 26:42, Middletown;
at 26:57, Rumson;
at 27:02, Seattle, WA;
at 27:02, Fairfax, VA; and
at 27:03, Morris Plains.
Women: Amanda Marino
at 28:31, Bradley Beach;
at 29:07, Fair Haven;
at 29:37, Middletown;
at 30:10, New York, NY;
at 30:19, Brick;
at 30:23, Washington, DC;
at 30:23, Wilmington, NC;
at 30:24, Robbinsville;
at 31:17, Long Valley.
Neptune City's Vietnam veteran
, 75, member of JSRC finished at 56:43; he was satisfied knowing that because of such a huge number of competitors, "You're just not going to make good time - the first mile or so you just have to shuffle along with the crowd until you can get into the clear where you can run your own pace, and that isn't until you're well into the second mile, beyond the lake. But I was happy to be running as a member of Team Freedom, that I joined eight years ago," he said. Team Freedom is a veteran's organization dedicated to reminding us of the true meaning of Memorial Day which is to remember those who have died in our nation's service. The many veterans of Team Freedom (over 200 total), many of whom also ran today, are sure to be proud of having Renzella in their midst. He is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran with numerous military awards including four Bronze Stars, two with Valor, and a Purple Heart. He was a member of the First Infantry Division, historically known as Big Red 1, and when his first tour of duty was over he volunteered for two more tours because he felt that his experience would benefit his fellow soldiers. On the back of Team Freedom's racing shirt is printed: "THEIR SACRIFICE, OUR DUTY."
Very-active member of JSRC, Eatontown's
, 76, mother-in-law and mother of Phil (race director) and Penny Hinck, ran to finish with a 52:24 posting. She had this to say: "I am really delighted with this event - the people were out there cheering us on for every inch of the five miles." She happily added, "Of course!" when asked if she would be participating in this Spring Lake Five Mile Run next year.
, 54, former director of the Rumson-Fair Haven race, scored a 41:30 and has offered these comments: "Every year this is a mandatory event - it makes you feel like you're lucky to be alive - this is a memorial run honoring the troops who have fought for this country so I'm glad to be part of it - my wife, my children, my father, my nieces, my nephews, my cousins, my whole family comes with that thought in mind."
(Bodman & Ocean Grove) / Off and On at Bodman due to races in NY - but picking up Ocean Grove still going strong. Recently, attendance for both has been a bit light with active Sunday schedule but back to normal soon.
Bodman Park in Middletown 8:00 a.m.
Meet at Bodman Park just off Navesink River Road. Meet at the Clubhouse (Market Street, Middletown). Groups run from 6 to 22 miles mostly on trails through Hartshorne Woods Park & Huber Woods & the surrounding areas with scenic views. There are plenty of hills and it's a perfect run for marathon training. There are water stops and refreshments at the end. There is also the opportunity to walk on Sunday mornings. The distance is six miles and the start time is variable.
We need someone to be the point of contact for this long-standing group run and assist with placing & cleaning up refreshments stops. If interested, please contact the club President.
RunDay Ocean Grove 8:00 a.m.
Meet on the Boardwalk at Main and Ocean Avenues.
Contact: Tina Plantamura
(Long Branch) / Maintaining 12-20 runners
Long Branch, Windmill 6:00 p.m.
We meet at the Windmill across from Seven President's Park in Long Branch. We do a 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanasseee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial. We are starting to get more runners coming out on Tuesday, it's growing!
Mark Griggs or
Ivone Lopes (contact on Facebook)
(Ocean Grove) 5-10 and growing
Humpday Runday Ocean Grove 6:00 p.m.
Meet on the Boardwalk by the flagpole (Main & Ocean Avenues). This is a great new group with increasing numbers
Contact: Tony Bryson (contact on Facebook)
(Belmar) This is still our largest weekday run.
Boardwalk by Taylor Pavilion (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
We usually go 4-6 miles on the well-lit boardwalk which is a very safe place to run. Occasionally some will extend the run for 8 miles. We have a steady group comprising all paces & experience levels. All paces are welcome. Handy reminder: park on the lake side to avoid parking fees or tickets.
We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well!
Contact: Bob Both