JULY 2017              
Volume XXVI No. 13
                                          Jersey Shore Running Club 
Have a Happy and safe Independence Day!

In This Issue

Club Officers
President: Mike Procopio
Vice President: Robert Galizio
Secretary: Joe Freeman
Treasurer: Mindy Brady
Web Master: Penny Hinck
Logistics: Phil Hinck
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:
Barbara Hay
Carly DePolo



Belmar 5 Kids Races
Friday, July 7 | Belmar
Hundreds of kids ran last year on Friday night even though it was raining!
Contact  Phil Hinck  to volunteer.

Belmar Five
Saturday, July 9 | Belmar
On Saturday, July 8 JSRC helps man all stations at this fun race. Contact  Phil Hinck  to volunteer.

2017 TCS NYC Marathon
Volunteers | November 5 | NYC
Click here  to download volunteering registration information.


Tuesday, July 4
Firecracker Five,
Wall Township
Saturday, July 8
Belmar Five Mile Run
Saturday, July 15
Jack Rafter 5K,
Tinton Falls
Saturday, July 15
Ocean Grove Biathlon
Ocean Grove
Saturday, July 22
Seas It's Team Gov
Invitational 5k

August 2017
Saturday, August 5 
Neptune City Day 5K
Neptune City
Saturday, August 5
Sea Girt 5K 
Sea Girt
Saturday, August 12
Asbury Park Sheehan
Classic 5K
Asbury Park
Saturday, August 12
Captain Bill Gallagher
10-Mile Island Run
Sea Isle City
Saturday, August 19
20th Annual 
Bradley Beach 5K
Bradley Beach
Sunday, August 20
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation,  Guts & Glory 5K run/ walk
Ocean City,
Saturday, August 26, Ratstafarian 5K Trail
Run (and 5-mile)
Toms River
Saturday, August 26
Tri the Wildwoods 5k 

September 2017
Saturday, September 2, 
JSRC Saturday in the Park Women's 5K
Holmdel Park
Monday, September 4
Pier House 5K,
Long Branch,
Saturday, September 9
Brielle 10KChallenge,
Brielle, New Jersey
Monday, September 11
JSRC 911 Memorial Run,


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


You can check the status of your membership by:
* 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 August Monthly issue is scheduled for the week of August 7. Your submissions, ads and race applications MUST be submitted prior to the 8:00 PM deadline on Friday, August 4, 2017.

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:

About Footnotes
Footnotes is a publication of Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC), a non-profit, philanthropic organization. This publication is produced monthly.  JSRC is a member of RRCA & USATF(Member No. CLUB 0196).
Members are encouraged to submit press releases or articles of interest to fellow Club members. Please submit your i
nformation by the deadline tonewsletter@jsrc.org.


Belmar Bike Lane Petition
Belmar Bike Lane Petition

two-bicyclists.jpg John McLoughlin recently wrote a petition requesting the installation of bike lanes on Belmar Bouelvard in Wall Township. Many Club members also use their bikes for training and would benefit from the safety aspect. 
If you think it's a good idea and would like to sign the petition to gain a bike lane, click here.

President Mike Procopio will promote and communicate via postings on social media. If you would like more information regarding the bike lane proposal, 
contact John McLoughlin directly either by e -mail:  johnjmcloughlin@hotmail.com
or phone: 7329156656.

Club Mailbag
We got mail!
business_writing_letter.jpg JSRC is not only a running club, we're also a charitable organization. We help raise monies for various worthy causes and this month we received Thank you notes from Manasquan First Aid ($500 for race assistance).
One of our longtime RunAPalooza volunteer groups, Boy Scout Troop 181A of Allentown sent a thank you for being included for volunteer service again this year so they could  raise money for one of their own who has been affected by cancer. On a side note, that scout and his family are the happy recipients of a Kick Cancer Overboard cruise (another wonderful RunAPalooza volunteer group.)
Sail the River Queen with JSRC
RIVER QUEEN CRUISE | July 15 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The JSRC ticket price of $60 has been extended through June 30, 2017!
The non-member price is $65 through June 30.

Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow members over dinner & drinks on the River Queen river boat. The boat leaves Bogan's Basin in Brielle Saturday, July 15 at 6:00 p.m. and we cruise along the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant Canal and Barnegat Bay until 9:00 p.m.

That's right - we're taking a 3-hour tour. So who knows how it will end! Bring your friends and family it's going to be a great night rolling on the river!

Cost is $65, but active members are eligible for a $5 discount ($60 for JSRC members) through June 30. On July 1, the  price increases to $75 for everyone. Registration closes on July 7. There are only 100 spots available, so sign up ASAP! Register online today!

Online registration for the River Queen Cruise is now open to all at https://runsignup.com/RiverQueenCruise.

77th Annual Chiefs Clam Bake
Sunday, August 13 | Oak Tree Lodge
Club members are invited to the 77 th Annual Chief's Clam Bake at Oak Tree Lodge. 
Tickets are $40 for Club members. Ticket price includes beer and a wide variety of traditional picnic food-but feel free to bring your favorite side dish, snack or beverage of choice. 
In addition to games and fun, Oak Tree Lodge features swimming facilities so  bring your swim suits for a great day of fun!

For more information contact Bill Koch.

Annual Club BBQ Meeting
Tuesday, August 29  |  Deal Firehouse 

This special Club meeting is not to be missed! 
The Deal FD cooks/grills hot dogs and burgers for JSRC! Of course there will be beer! 
Club members are encouraged to bring snacks and side dishes to add to the festivities.
Tina Duda will coordinate food needs and desserts. Contact Tina to let her know what you will be bringing.
This is a great event so be sure to put it on your calendars.

Baggage Check

So you signed up for a race, arrived on time, picked up your bib, got the t-shirt and assorted sundries and you're ready to prep for your race. That's when you notice the rase has no baggage check !

Oh no! What is a runner to do with all the free swag?
This year, a lot of races are foregoing baggage check due to the threat of terrorism, explosions, liability and the like. Race directors, race committee, volunteers and local communities are concerned for runners and spectators safety.

So what does a runner do with their great stuff? Well, here are three ideas for managing your baggage:

  • If your came alone to the race, the best thing is to lock your belongings in your vehicle. The walk can serve as your race warm-up and you'll be able to run easy knowing your belongings are safely locked up.
  • If you arrived later and a quick jog back to the care isn't feasible, well consider bringing a personal "sherpa". You know, a friend, a spouse, a family member. Not only can they provide great sherpa duties, like watching your stuff, they can be your cheery fan club  applauding you at the finish. Okay, in some cases you may need to bribe your potential sherpa with the promise of a free breakfast, lunch or something else they desire - although it is amazing what many folks will do for a free meal. Once again, you will ensure your swag will be safe.
  • Alright, we know not everyone has family, or friends who want to pitch in, at an ungodly hour on a Saturday. We get it. If you are a "friendless soul", consider a light drawstring backpack (available at Walmart, Target, Dick's and as promotional giveaways) Put your stuff in it and take it with you on your run. You'll know where it is and won't have to fetch it at the end of the race. Before you say talk about weight, how heavy can a shirt and a few goodies be? You know it's probably under 5 pounds. You're most likely running a 5K or five-miler, so think of it as strength training and be grateful its not a 90 pound combat pack you need to lug all day!
Now heres what you should NOT do:
  • Don't just leave your things. No it's not a good idea to leave them behind a door, under a tree or by the registration area/start/finish. In today's climate, your bag will most likely be picked up and undergo police scrutiny, the police dogs may enjoy sniffing your snacks, but you won't enjoy having to go fetch it from the police/security stations.
  • Do not ask a volunteer to watch your bag. They have already been assigned a task and it is not as your bag watcher. It doesn't matter if you know them or not (it's worse if you don't know them), they are busy doing other things and most don't want the responsibility of looking after someone's things, too many things can happen.(Exploding comes to mind.)
  • If you do ask a volunteer and they reply thathat they'd rather not or give you a flat out no. Believe them. Respect their answer. Do not ask again or cajole with the usual "It's just a small bag"; "No one will take it"[ 'It's for under an hour"; "I'm a fast runner, I'll be right back"; or our favorite: "It's nothing important, it's okay if it gets lost" (They why ask someone to watch it for you?) Don't be that person.

However, if you really are up a creek, and do get a volunteer to watch your bags (willingly or grudgingly), be considerate and grateful. Once you cross that finish line, immediately retrieve your things, do not stop for water, bananas, chats with friends, or the post race party - get your stuff from that nice person. If you must stop to refuel before heading back, show some gratitude, offer to get them some water, a snack, man their station so they can take a quick break. Do not come back and say, see I told you I'd be right back and then go off to play without taking your stuff (it happens a lot and it's downright inconsiderate)


Volunteers like helping out runners and they love being part of the races raising monies for charities, and many races couldn't happen without them.


The bottom line? plan ahead. Arrive on time and avoid bringing a lot of stuff that you probably don't need anyway.


Enjoy your run!

July Club Meeting
Wednesday, July 26 | 7:15 PM | Manasquan

Please note our next JSRC Meeting is WEDNESDAY, July 26, 700 p.m. in Manasquan. More details will be sent out shortly.

More Dates to Save 

28th Annual Firecracker 5Tuesday. July 4  | Wall Municipal Complex
  Race director Fred Rummel reminded everyone that it's usually hot, always hilly, but a must for club members. Great prizes and a  Bar A after party.

Belmar 5 Kids | Friday, July 7  Belmar 
Kid's races and Bibs/Registration on Friday night. Volunteers needed 5:30 p.m. Friday. Contact Phil Hinck for more information.

41st Annual Belmar 5  | Saturday, July 8   Belmar
Volunteers needed for race day sign ups and set ups. Arrive by 7:30 a.m. to volunteer. RUNNERS WALKERS PARTICIPANTS NEEDED - let's pass the 3000 mark this year! 
Remember the Belmar Five price increased July 2 and r egistration  is still open.
Sign up today at  www.belmar5.com

Jack Rafter 5KSaturday, July 15 | Tinton Falls  |  8:30 start 
The race begins at Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls.
5. Run SignUp registration and race day available. 

Ocean Grove Biathlon |  Saturday, July 15 Ocean Grove
Run then Swim - 2M run / 300 yd swim, popular event for dual athletes to take part in a time honored event.

SeasIT 5K | Saturday, July 22  Allenhurst
Nice scenic and flat run through the neighborhoods of Allenhurst.

Past Events

Saturday, June 3 - Avon Day 5K
Rain. Cool. Rain. Great prizes. D'Arcy's after the run.
Sunday, June 11 - Jersey Shore 5K for Kidneys in Wall Township.
250-300 runners/walkers
Tuesday, June 13 - 5 Alarm 5K (Asbury Park)
HOT! HOT! HOT! with a  heat index of 100+. Finished on the boardwalk to multiple water misters in the intense heat. Lots of Club winners.
Saturday, June 17 - Super Dad's 5K (Brielle)
110 runners. 90 Kids.  All of those Brielle Hills were featured. Great gifts & food!
Saturday, June 17 - Hawk's Pre-Father's Day 5K  (Palaia Park)
Beneficiary was the Youth Athletic Program at the Church of St. Anselm. Trophies to winners and great prizes and gifts
Saturday, June 24 - Union Beach 5K
Tornado warnings could not stop this race! There were 256 finishers with an Aders after party with food and great Bayshore hospitality.
Sunday, June 25 - Pine Beach 5K 
500 runners were registered and 440 finished. Great weather. Barbara Donelk and Mike Procopio won age group awards 

Other Past Events
Queens 10K / JSRC Away Team
Qualifier event for the NY Half in 2018. 20 club members participated. 10,000 runners / Flushing Meadows start and finish

Group Runs
(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.
Off and On at Bodman due to races in NY but we 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.

RunDay Ocean Grove 7:00 a.m. NEW TIME!
Meet on the Boardwalk at Main and Ocean Avenues.Still drawing 10-20 every Sunday new summer time start at 7:00 AM before the boards get too crowded - park along the Ocean Avenue strip.
Contact: Tina Plantamura

Long Branch. 6:00 p.m. Meet at north Windmill across from Seven President's Park. We run to the end of boards and back (4.2 miles) or add Lake Takanassee loop for a 10K.  Maintaining 12-20 runners.
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes (contact on Facebook)

Humpday Runday Ocean Grove. Adjusted summer start at 6:30 p.m. Meet at Main Avenue and Ocean Avenue (Flag pole only / flag lines snapped in the last storm.)  Contact: Tony Bryson (contact on Facebook)

Belmar. Boardwalk at Taylor Pavilion (between 5th and 6th Avenues) 6:00 p.m. 
Still 20-35 runners all distances and paces. 
Park on the lake side to avoid parking fees or tickets.. T his is still our largest weekday run.  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.  We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well!  Contact: Bob Both