FEBUARY 2018              
Volume XXVII No. 3
                                             Jersey Shore Running Club 
For the love of running. . . 
In This Issue
Club Officers
Vice President:
Web Master
Directors at Large:
Jack Cheer
Lydia Breckenridge

Membership Coordinator:
Membership Updates:
Send a change of address postcard to:
Membership - JSRC
P.O. Box 7492
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Volunteer Coordinator:

Editorial Staff
Editor & Publisher:

February 27, 2018
Deal Fire House
Brighton Ave., Deal
7:15 p.m.

Mar 27, 2018 - TBD
April 24, 2018 - TBD
May 29, 2018 - TBD
Jun 26, 2018 - Goodwill Hose Company, Belmar
July 31, 2018 - TBD
Aug 28, 2018 - Deal Fire Department, Deal
Sep 25, 2018 - Shillelagh Club, Lake Como
Oct 30, 2018 - Manasquan Fire Department, Manasquan
Nov 27 - TBD

Long Branch, Windmill
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes ( FB)

Humpday Runday
Ocean Grove.
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB) e"

Rise n' Shine 
Contact: Debrah Alpert (FB)

Belmar Boardwalk 
Contact:  Bob Both  or Dana Jacoby ( via FB )  

Bodman Park in Middletown
Send email to: 

Ocean Grove
Contact:  Tina Plantamura


Saturday, February 24
JSRC Annual Gala 
Doolan's Shore Club
Spring Lake Heights

Sunday, February 25
Johnny Mac's Snowball Express Training Run Asbury Park

Saturday, April 21
JSRC RunAPalooza, Asbury Park

Saturday, April 28
JSRC Lake Como 5K



Saturday, Feb. 17,  
Beach Run, Manasquan 

March 2018

Sunday, March 4 

Saturday, March 10
1 Mile, 5th Annual  HIghlands Guiness Run, HIghlands

Saturday, March 10

Sunday, March 18
St. Paddys  5 Miler, Freehold

Saturday, March 24
The Rat Race  10k/20k Trail Run, Wells Mills Park, 

April 2018

Sunday, April 8
Indian Trails  10K and 20K, Middletown

Sunday April 8
Tutu Run 2.2 , Asbury Park

Sunday, April 15
5K,  Ridge Road Run  for Suicide Prevention, Rumson

Saturday, April 28
Annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run , presented by The Arc of Essex County, South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange

Click here or go to JSRC.org to view the complete race calendar.

At $15/year, it's a steal! To find out if you are an active or lapsed member,  check the status of your membership. It's easy go to https://runsignup.com/jsrc
* Click on the "Renew" button on the left of the screen
* Enter your First AND Last name OR your email address and click search to  find your membership.
The MARCH Monthly issue is scheduled for the week of MARH 4, 2018. Your submissions, ads and race applications MUST be submitted prior to the 8:00 PM deadline on Friday, MARCH 2, 2018.


Send Us Your News: Everyone needs a reason to smile. We love to hear from our members and to find out how their running programs are progressing, what new life changing events have happened to them and members thoughts about running. We want to help you celebrate your achievements and milestones. Send news to: newsletter@jsrc.org
Superbowl Party at Deal Firehouse today, February 4
CCome to the deal firehouse on Brighton Avenue today (February 4) at 5:00p.m. for the annual Football party! Free beer, bring a ccovered dish to share. There will also be football pools. Come get in on the action!

Spring Lake Five
Saturday | 
May 26, 2018 |  
Spring Lake
2018 Registration is CLOSED
Registration opened on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 5:00 a,m. and closed at 10:44 a.m., when the limit of 12,500 runners was reached.
Charity spots are available at  www.springlake5.org Charity Page 

JSRC Gala 2018
JSRC Holiday Gala
Saturday, February 24 | Spring Lake Heights
Beat the price increase for the Winter Gala Beach Party!  
It's the last few days to beat the price increase! Don't miss out!!
The annual celebration will be held at Doolan's Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights presented by The Jersey Shore Running Club! 
This year will feature a Beach Party / SHORE thing Theme - as we would all like to think WARM, SUMMER THOUGHTS!
Once again the gala will feature a live band and a a buffet style dinner. The traditional JSRC Cocktail Hour with butler style hors d'oeuvres starts promptly at 7p.m. in the Atrium, followed by dinner, live music, dancing, a gift auction and a BIG $$50/50!
As always there is a four-hour open bar.
Mark your calendars for February 24, 2018 Doolan's Shore Club, 700 Highway 71, Spring Lake Heights, NJ.
Registration is now open. 
Registration Options:
Register by February 7 for discounted prices!
Late registration February 8 thru February 21
Individual Tickets: $65.00
JSRC Members in good standing: $50.00 
JSRC Members with at least 4 volunteer events: $40.00  
Rooms are available for the evening or weekend.
Contact Doolan's directly at - (732) 449-3666.
Standard - $70.00
Deluxe - $90.00 - (732) 449 - 3666
Questions? Rick Valentine (732) 974-1600 or e-mail: logorick @ gmail.com. 
Registration is now open. You can register online here.
Download paper app here .
Johnny Mac's Snowball Express 2018
February 25, 2018 |  
Asbury Park
All aboard! The 2018 Annual Snowball Express Training Run is coming up.
Train leaves the station at 10:58 a.m. Check in Starts at 9:30 a.m. at Johnny Mac's Located at 208 Main Street in Asbury Park - Across from Train Station
Registration will be open until train is full. Must register by February 15, 2018 to get a shirt. Includes Run, Party, A Beer, Pizza, Train Ticket if registered by February15, Raffles, T - Shirt. Info and registration click here.
RunAPalooza 2018
April 21, 2018 |  
Asbury Park
Info and registration   click here or go to the website

RunAPalooza Help Wanted. We have openings on our elite planning group for the following:
Radio Station/Music coordination - The BOSS will return and set up between Convention Hall and McLoones. WE NEED SOMEONE TO COORDINATE THIS AND OTHER BANDS.

RSVP if interested click here.   

Special Olympics Track & Field Meet 2018
April 28, 2018 |  
Long Branch High School
The 2018 Monmouth-Ocean County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be held Saturday, April 28 2018 at Long Branch High School. 

Marianne Ploskonka,
JSRC Special Olympics Event Coordinator, has informed us that she is in need of a minimum of 30 (preferably more) volunteers to help with escorting athletes, scoring, timing, awards and other tasks associated with the event. 
Volunteers should plan on being at the high school by 8:30 a.m. The meet is usually over by 2 or 3 p.m.. If you can't be there by 8:30 a.m. or can't stay the entire time, that's fine. Just let us know ahead of time so we can be sure we have appropriate coverage.
Online registration for volunteers is now open. Please sign up. If you are coming with family or friends, please make sure everyone is signed up so we have an accurate count.
Parents: if your children require community service hours, this is an excellent opportunity for them. Please answer " yes" for the community service letter question when you sign them up. That way we know whom to reach after the event.
For questions or more information, contact Marianne Ploskonka here.

Member News & Updates
New Member  Craig Coleman
I run because it keeps me healthy, make me happy, and a fulfilling way to challenge myself.
Favorite runs are the boards / shore towns, where I am sure I have seen many of the JSRC members over the past several years.
Love my Sunday long runs, taking in the awesome environment we have to enjoy (esp. in the summer!)
PRS : Marathon 3:02 , Half 1:30, 5K 19:21. 
Manasquan Mid-Winter Run 
Saturday, February 17
Please follow website for details
Bodman Group Run
Bodman will pick up now that season schedule is lighter. Show up on Sundays at 8:00 a.m.  This run is a great way to learn your hills and "how to avoid face plants and other hazards.

Upcoming Races & Events
Manasquan Mid-Winter Run   
Saturday, February 17
Check Website for details.

Bodman Group Run | Middletown
Bodman will pick up now that season schedule is lighter. Show up on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. This run is a great way to learn your hills and "how to avoid face plants and other hazards.

Sunday, March 4 
Check Website for details.

JSRC Parade Team - St. Patrick's Day Parade | Belmar   
Sunday, March 4 
Check Website for details.

JSRC Parade Team - St. Patrick's Day Parade | Asbury Park   
Sunday, March 11 
Check Website for details.

Spring into Summer | Middletown
Saturday, May 19 
Registration is now open for the May 19 Spring into Summer 5K.
Click here for details  www.springintosummer5k.com.

Run with the Royals | Sea Bright
Saturday, May 19 

JSRC Club Meeting is February 27!
 27 | At a soon to be disclosed location
 | 7:15 p.m.
To be announced.
Club Runs
TUESDAY | Long Branch Windmill
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes ( FB)
We meet at the Windmill across from Seven President's Park in Long Branch at 6:00 p.m.  (6:15 in summer)  We do a 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanassee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial. 

WEDNESDAY | Ocean Grove | Main & Ocean Aves 
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB)
Humpday Runday in Ocean Grove. We meet at 6:00 p.m. on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves). 

THURSDAY Rise & Shine | Belmar
Contact: Deborah Alpert.
Rise 'n Shine is geared toward runners who like to get up and get their run done before starting their work day. We meet every Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. on the boardwalk at 16th Avenue & Ocean Avenue in Belmar. Members and non-members are invited to join in on the run. 

THURSDAY - PM | Belmar
Contact: Bob Both or Dana Jacoby
The Thursday group run is now meeting at 6:00 p.m. on the Belmar Boardwalk by Taylor Pavilion on 6th Avenue. 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. We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well! The Boro of Belmar has graciously allowed us to take out a key for Taylor Pavilion, so we will be meeting INSIDE Taylor Pavilion during the cold months. Contact:  Bob Both or Dana Jacoby ( via FB)        

SUNDAY | Bodman Park | Middletown
Contact:  president@jsrc.org
Meet at Bodman Park just off Navesink River Road at 8:00 a.m. 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 & refreshments at the end. There is also the opportunity to walk on Sunday mornings. The distance is six miles & 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.

SUNDAY RunDay | Ocean Grove
Contact: Tina Plantamura
We meet on the Boardwalk by the flag pole at Main & Ocean Avenues.
Now that it is the off-season" start time is 8:00 a.m. We meet at 7:00 a.m. in Summer.

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