December 2018          Volume XXVII No. 20
Running or the holidays
No Club Meeting in December! JSRC January 2019 Club Meeting
Tuesday, January 22 | 7:15 pm 
To be determined.
In the meantime, join us at some of our special year end Club events: The Adopt a Family gift wrapping on December 17 and our Annual twilight Run. Details below.
Nominations for Board members are open at this upcoming meeting. All positions are open for re-election.
are NOW OPEN! 
You can submit nominations through December 15, 2018.
Go to  to see position descriptions and current nominees.
Club Member News
New Members
Bill Fountain
Came to his first meeting in November where he told us he comes from Farmingdale and Ollie recruited him into joining JSRC. fill is looking for exercise to help build up his body and endurance. Welcome!

Please join us in welcoming Bill and meet our other new members:

Scott Kemly
I love to run. I run from my home in Allenhurst around Deal Lake then on to the boardwalk then into Belmar. My daily run is around 7 miles.
I love the way I feel and how it has kept me in shape. I normally run on my lunch break all year round unless it snows.
I go to some of the JSRC races such as the Run-A-Palooza and run the Spring Lake 5.
My farthest run is a half-marathon. My daily pace is a eight-minute mile. My race pace is a seven-minute mile.
I work for a vision systems company as an application engineer. My largest everyday customer is Amazon. I travel all over the US and I always run in those areas and find new people to run with. My wife is also a runner and we do run a lot together. Hope to meet everyone soon.
Noelle Carino
I am a competitive person, and yet no matter how many times I have tried to start to run over the years, I have been unsuccessful. One day, about three weeks ago, I tried again, and lo and behold! I loved it! I do not go far - just a couple of miles typically around my neighborhood which is in downtown Toms River - but it's quickly becoming a vital part of my day.
I prefer a shorter run (2-4 miles) at this stage. This is the right amount of time for me to disconnect and re-center myself for my family, my work, and my mission.
I recently started a new career path in ed tech with a startup out of San Mateo, CA called Swing Education. My role is to foster and nurture school partnerships on the East Coast, so I spend a good deal of time on the phone, in the car, and in meetings. One of my mission pillars is education, so having the privilege of working in that space has been very rewarding. 
Additionally, I spend my time volunteering with various organizations, worshipping at my church, and most importantly, with my family.
In April, I am doing a Marathon Relay which is a first for me. My goal is to develop my new-found love of running and to share that with my family and friends.
Brad Del Verde
I run to be healthy, stay fit and reduce stress. I was a runner for many years but took off about 15 years until starting again this April.
In February of 2017, I was 260 pounds and really unhealthy. I decided to make a change for myself and my family and, as of this writing, I have lost 76 pounds! I've run about fifteen 5K's this year and still have three more to go before year end.
I enjoy 5K's but will be extending my distances as I am training for the NJ Half Marathon in April 2019. I usually run outside in all weather as I hate gyms.

I enjoy running the Grand Tour Trail at Hartshorne Park and the bowl at Holmdel Park as well. 
My 5K PR is a modest 23:16. I hope to improve on next year as I continue to get my legs back.
I work in the IT industry as a Strategic Account Manager for All Covered. I've been in the IT industry for 24 years.
I enjoy cross training by bicycling. I ride the Hudson Trail all the way out to the end of Sandy Hook a lot in the warmer weather. I rode in the Twin Lights ride this September (55-mile course). I am doing the TD Bank 5 Boro Ride next May which covers 40 miles. I love playing golf, so any golfers out there? I always have my clubs and shoes in the trunk and a flexible work schedule. 
I have two step-daughters and one daughter. They are 21, 19 and 12, the stress I mentioned earlier lol.
My oldest is about to graduate Montclair State University for fashion design. My middle daughter attends Brookdale Community College for education; my youngest daughter goes to Thorne Middle School in Middletown and wants to be the next J.K. Rowling.
I have a wonderful fiancée who puts up with all my early morning weekend races and serving as my "official photographer".
I look forward to meeting more of the members at future events.
JSRC Event News
Gift Wrapping Night will take place Monday, December 17 ,
Mount Carmel School
805 Pine Street & First Avenue
Asbury Park.
Please sign up here if you are able to attend.
Adopt-a-Family 2018
Planning is underway! This holiday season we will be supporting six families !
Click on the Wish List link to find out what we will be getting these families .
If you want to participate, please send an email to Karen Kelly to let her know gift(s) you are planning to bring. You can pick one person / one gift to give. Donations and gift cards also welcome.
As in past years, JSRC will match all contributions up to a total of $800.
PLUS, JSRC Member John O'Gorman has offtered to match $400 IF MEMBERS DONATE $400 at the running club meeting on November 27th!
15th Annual JSRC Twilight
2-Mile Fun Run/Walk & Party
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 | 4:00 p.m. | Leggett’s Sand Bar, Manasquan, NJ
Running In The New Year
A JSRC Tradition
This year's running in of the new year will start Monday, December 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. just before it gets dark and we will run (or walk) this flat two-mile course in the dark on the Manasquan Beach Walk and a few local streets.
Don't worry, this is a SAFE and happy, celebratory fun run with several course marshals at selected locations.
All pre-registered participants receive a Tech Tee-Shirt and a free buffet at Leggett's Sand Bar. Post registrants only while supplies last.
JSRC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and any proceeds from the event will be donated to Manasquan Women's Club and Common Ground Grief Center.

Leggett’s Sand Bar is located at
217 First Avenue, Manasquan, NJ 08736

For Additional Info: Contact
Online through December 30 at  or  
or at Leggett’s on December 31 prior to the race. No mail in entry.

Check In & Registration:
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Bib pickup and post registration
Entry Fees:
JSRC Members (on or before 11/30/2018) $22.00
Early Pre-Registration
(on or before 11/30/2018) . . . . . .. . $25.00
(12/1 through 12/25/2018) . . . . . .. . $28.00
Late Registration
(12/26 through 12/31/2018) . . . . . . . $30.00
Party Only (Includes Tee Shirt). . . . . .$20.00
Secret Mystery Winter Trail Run
Saturday, January 5 | 10:17 a.m.
5 Mile Eagle Trail Run and 2 mile Turkey Group Run
L ocation: Secret Mystery wooded area North Brunswick/ East Bruns, South B
Please bring a can food donation for St. Matthews Edison Food Bank. 
More powerful than the Mud runs, Warrior Runs and Swamp devil runs. Tired of the same old neighborhood roads, traffic, bad drivers? Join the off-road runners for a great and unusual training run. Run in the woods and trails. Hashing is not a race but a non-competitive group run which follows an off-road course laid out with baking flour. If you like trail running without the competition of a formal race, this will be a fun switch for you. This is a complex course through woods, grass, swamp and marsh. Wear old running shoes                        
Free skull items for Pre-registered. For those registered, an email will be sent with secret start location and secret post run party.
Volunteers receive free beer and goodies. Post Run Party held at secret location to be emailed to pre-registered. A fun time is guaranteed! You must be over 21 years old to participate. No times are recorded. A sense a humor is a must. Prizes & giveaways at the post race social. You don’t even need to run to participate. 
JSRC Gala 2019
Saturday, January 26
Official registration opens on December 1 . But you can save big if you register today, November 23, Black Friday to take advantage of our Black Friday Flash Deal !
Plus, the first 100 people to sign up for the gala will receive a FREE JSRC orange knit hat! This Friday is the ONLY day of savings, all of the processing fees are waived too.
Online registration click here
J oin the "cool kids"
RunAPalooza 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Seaside Heights to Asbury Park
T he Jersey Shore Relay
Relay teams run from Seaside Heights to Asbury Park, NJ on an awesome 26-mile oceanfront course along many boardwalks and past scenic venues.
The Asbury Park Half Marathon
Starts and finishes in Asbury Park. Run the USATF Certified Course through the beautiful Jersey Shore towns of Deal, Interlaken, Allenhurst, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach and Avon-by-the-Sea.
The Jersey Shore 5K
Fast and flat. Starts and finishes in Asbury Park. Scenic course with views of Stone Pony, Madam Marie, Convention Hall, and the Great Auditorium. Finish on the historic Asbury Park Boardwalk.
To register for RunAalooza click here .
Three Great events in one!

T he Jersey Shore Relay
The Asbury Park Half Marathon
The Jersey Shore 5K

Volunteer Opportunities:
We need people to be on the Race Committee to manage key areas of the race. If you ever wanted to learn about what goes into managing a large race, here's your chance. we always need volunteers on race day, but we also need help BEFORE the race while we are still in the planning stages.
For more information about volunteering for the RunAalooza Committee, contact Bob Both, Race Director here .
Club Group Runs
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. We meet at Convention Hall in Asbury Park . Park in the lot behind The Wonder Bar.
Long Branch
Former Windmill at Seven Presidents Park
Contact: Ivone Lopes (FB)
Humpday Runday
Main & Ocean Avenue
Ocean Grove
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB)
Rise n' Shine 
Belmar Boardwalk at
16 Avenue ( Dunkin Donuts)
Contact: Deborah Alpert (FB)
Convention Hall
Asbury Park
 Park in the lot behind The Wonder Bar.
Contact:  Bob Both  or  Dana Jacoby  ( via FB )
Bodman Park in Middletown
Ocean Grove | Contact:  Tina Plantamura
Club Information
Club Officers
President:  Mike Procopio
Vice President: Robert Galizio
Secretary:  Joe Freeman
Treasurer:  Mindy Brady
Web Master:  Penny Hinck
Logistics:  Phil Hinck
Social Media: Carly DePolo  
Directors at Large:
Jack Cheer
Lydia Breckenridge
Membership Coordinator:
Volunteer Coordinator: 
Newsletter Editor: Barbara Hay

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

To get your race listed or publicized
in the Newsletter, please send information directly to:  EDITOR@JSRC.ORG
To avoid erroneous information regarding your race details, RACE INFO MUST be submitted by the race director or their designate; otherwise information will not be considered valid or included in the newsletter.

Club Meetings
TUESDAY-January 22
To be determined

2019 Club Meeting
subject to change
Feb 26 – Deal Fire Dept.
March 26 – Manasquan FD
April 30 – Deal FD
May 28 – Manasquan Women’s Club
June 25 – Goodwill Hose
July 30 – Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
August 27 – Deal FD - BBQ
Sept. 24 – Shillelagh Club
Oct. 29 – Manasquan FD
Nov. 26 – Bradley Beach FD

Club Events

Monday, December 17
JSRC Adopt a Family Gift Wrapping
Mount Carmel School
Asbury Park
Monday, December 31 JSRC New Year's Eve Twilight Fun Run and Party, Leggett's, Manasquan
Saturday, January 26
The Annual Gala
Spring Lake Heights
Saturday, April 6
R unAPalooza
Asbury Park

To get your information in the next newsletter please submit by
8:00 p.m .
Friday, January 4

Upcoming Races

December 2018
Sunday, December 9
30th Annual FARC Toys For Tots 5K , Michael J. Tighe Park
Freehold Township
Benefits the Annual Toys for Tots Marine Corps Drive
Saturday, December 15
5th Annual The Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k and 1 Mile Jolly Run All Saints Regional Catholic School, Manahawkin, NJ
Saturday, December 29
Shore Athletic Club Asbury Park Polar Bear Races
Asbury Park

January 2019
Saturday, January 5
Secret Mystery Winter Trail Run (5-Mile Eagle Trail Run and 2-mile Turkey Group Run) 10:17am
March 2019
Saturday, March 24
50k/20k/10k "Spring Rat Race" Waretown, NJ 
Click here  or go to  to view the complete race calendar.
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