December Happenings - Jersey Shore Running Club                   
Volume XXV No. 1
Wishing all of our JSRC members a prosperous 2016!

Running In The New Year - A JSRC Tradition  

Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year - A JSRC Tradition

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 4:30 p.m. 
Paul's Tavern, Lake Como, NJ
It was a fun run for all at the JSRC's Annual Twilight Run in Lake Como-Baby New Year was first in!  To see the video of the Start please go to
To see photos click here.
In This Issue
Bob Both
Thanks to Bob's diligent work, the Road Runners Club of America has designated RunAPalooza's Asbury Park Half-Marathon an Eastern Regional Chapiionship Race.
Bob says Registrations are going fast, so if you want to run sign up soon before we reach our limit. Register today!

Polar Bear 5K
Congratulations to the Shore Athletic Club on their 52nd Annual running of the Polar Bear Races in Asbury Park on Sunday, December 27.

Megan Avitto
On completing the Philadelphia Marathonon Sunday, November 22,2015, in a time of 4:39:16.

Sutah Robins
Is a "double agent." She was recruited in 2004 as Marathon Maniac # 53. There are now over 11,000 qualified marathon maniacs. In the past year , she has run half-marathons to cut the time spent on the course away from her family. The Half-Marathon distance iwas a better option, so she joined the Half Fanatics  to motivate and cheer on other runners running 13.1 on the weekends. Her Half Fanatic member number is 13,074. Look for her on the course. 

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 | Peggy MKean

Membership Coordinator:
Membership Updates:
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Membership - JSRC
P.O. Box 7492
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Volunteer Coordinator:

Editorial Staff
Editor & Publisher:
Barbara Hay
Carly DePolo
Contributing Writers:
Bob Both
Bob Both & JerseyShorePics

January 29
Eblast mailed:
February 2
7:15 P.M. TUESDAY,
January 26, 2015

Bar Anticipation, Belmar

February: Deal Firehouse
March: TBD
April: TBD
May:Monmouth Beach
June: Goodwill Firehouse Belmar
July: TBD 
August: Deal BBQ
September: TBD
October: Manasquan Fire House
November: TBD
December: TBD

Club Events

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Johnny Mac's House
of Spirits Train Run
Asbury Park
February 21, 2016

Annual Club Holiday Party
Mike Doolans, Spring Lake
February 27, 2016
Upcoming Series
Freehold, New Jersey
10:00 a.m. Sunday,
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Ocean County Park, Lakewood
10:00 a.m.  Sunday
Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21
Cancellation info: 732-370-2948

Online Registration
JSRC has formed a partnership with for official club races registrations.

Official JSRC Gear
JSRC can cover you from head to toe with stylish "can't run-without" goodies. Items are available at Club Runs, events, & meetings. We accept cash, check & credit cards. 

Get involved! Volunteer services are always needed. Next time you don't feel like running, volunteer. Offering to help out takes only a few hours a month. All Members are invited to participate, and who may even make a few new best friends in the process. Work/Volunteer at four or more events and receive a discount to the JSRC Holiday Party!
Contact Charlotte, our Volunteer Coordinator at:  to volunteer.

Membership Summary
January 2016  
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(Dues Paid):
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RRCA Insurance Members:
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2015: A Year of Running 
By Bob Both
New Year's Eve Twilight Run. One of the final runs will be hosted by the Jersey Shore Running Club at the New Year's Eve Twilight Run. This year it will be in a new location in Lake Como starting and finishing at Paul's Tavern located on Main Street in the borough. 
Navesink Challenge. A record field participated with more than 1100 runners pre-registered for both the Navesink Challenge 5K and 15 K. The event has grown over the years and co-race directors Geoff Nicholas and Leslie McKernan led a team of dedicated volunteers from the Jersey Shore Running Club and the Middletown Youth Athletic Association (MYAA) to another successful year. The race is a fundraiser for the MYAA which provides athletic opportunities for youth in the area. Bodman Park, where the race was staged, is also the meeting place for the club's weekly Sunday Run which meets every week at 8:00 a.m. and is open to all.
Deal Trick or Trot. The Jersey Shore Running Club held what may be considered the First Annual Deal Trick or Trot in the oceanside borough of Deal, New Jersey. The event was the combination of the club's long standing Trick or Trot 4-miler which had been held in Long Branch and the Run thru Deal that had been a long-standing event staged by the Deal Fire Company. The morning started off with a few sprinkles of rain but it quickly subsided by the time the first event took place at 10:30 a.m. It was overcast and moderate temperatures ideal for running. It was a festive atmosphere with many of the participants dressed in colorful costumes for the occasion.
9-11 Memorial Run.More than 450 runners gathered on the Belmar Boardwalk in Belmar, New Jersey at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening of September 11, 2015, to mark the 14th anniversary of that tragic day. It was an ideal evening for the run with moderate temperatures, a beautiful evening sky and just a slight ocean breeze. Among those participating were Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton and Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton.
Thursday Group Run celebrated 20 years.The Jersey Shore Running Club celebrated 20 years of the Thursday Group run on Thursday, August 27, 2015. The first run was held on August 24, 1995. It was attended by a group of about 6 runners and met at the Fifth Avenue Pavilion on the Belmar Boardwalk at 6:00 p.m. The 2015 run was attended by about 50 runners, of whom several are long-time participants in the weekly ritual.
Wall Firecracker 5.The Twenty-Sixth Annual Wall Firecracker Five was held on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Wall Township, New Jersey. The conditions were nearly ideal for the runners with a mostly cloudy sky, moderate temperatures in the 70's and not much humidity. It was one of the better conditions for this annual event which is known in the past for some tough conditions. Dominating the finishers was a group from Marist College who took the top two men's spots and the top three women's spots. William Posch, the second place finisher, carried an important item along the race-he waited at the finish to meet up with his girlfriend Kelly Gould of Hyde Park, New York who finished a little behind in 39:02 and made a marriage proposal at the finish line.Of course, she accepted and he placed the engagement ring he had carried with him on her finger. His team mates and friends who made the trip with him from Marist College congratulated the couple.
Sheehan Classic.The Sheehan Classic 5K was held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Red Bank, New Jersey. It was a warm morning for the runners at the 8:30 a.m. start, but the humidity was lower than the night before. There were 1324 finishers in the 5K race that started in downtown Red Bank in front of Saint James Church on Broad Street. The runners took a route through Red Bank and at about the 2 and half-mile mark hit the infamous Tower Hill. After tackling that hill it was all downhill to a downtown finish.
Spring Lake 5.The 39th Annual Spring Lake Five was held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in the Borough of Spring Lake, New Jersey. It was a cool, crisp morning-ideal for the runners with a brisk wind out of the north for the 8:30 a.m. start. Some 12,500 runners were registered for the race and they lined up along Ocean Avenue for the start. Runners started to arrive bright and early to secure their position on the starting line. Like clockwork, the National Anthem was sung, then a moment later at precisely 8:30 a.m., the cannon went off for the start. The runners headed north along Ocean Avenue into the north wind for about a mile but with the large crowd it was barely perceptible except for the leaders.
RunAPalooza.The Jersey Shore Running Club held its Annual RunAPalooza on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The event had its focal point in Asbury Park, New Jersey with runners going through many Jersey Shore Towns from Point Pleasant Beach on the southern end in Ocean Count to Deal on the northern end in Monmouth County. The event was comprised of the Jersey Shore Relay Marathon, RunAPalooza Marathon, Asbury Park Half Marathon and the Jersey Shore 5K.It was a bright sunny day picture perfect day with moderate temperatures with very little wind. The temperature did reach into the high sixties along the shore toward the end of the races making it a challenge for many of the runners who were faced with the first warm day of running this season.
Asbury Biergarten Tutu 2.2. The First Annual Asbury Biergarten Tutu 2.2 Mile Race was held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The snow the day before the event was ominous but all the snow burnt away and the course was clear of any snow. It was a chilly morning, but the bright sun shone on all the colorful tutus that the runners wore. The field of about 500 runners gathered at the start on the Asbury Park boardwalk on the south end next to the old Casino Building and Carousel.The runners proceeded north on the Boardwalk toward Asbury Park Convention Hall, then to the Boardwalk's end where they turned around to head back toward the start. From there, they made their way along Wesley Lake to the finish near the Asbury Biergarten on Lake Avenue.
It was a month for those who love to run with some cold weather and snow impacting many a runner's running plans. But the cold, windy and snowy weather did not deter those who truly love to run.
Winter running series. Winter running can be exhilarating and there were ample opportunities to get out and run at one of the local winter running series. Most of these events were low-key and are generally only a few dollars to enter. Many ran the whole series or just run in a single event. Series were staged by the Freehold Area Running Club, Ocean Running Club, New Jersey Winter Trail Series and the Browning Ross Series.

2016 will also bring the annual winter series of races. These include series staged by the Freehold Area Running Club and the Ocean Running Club. Maybe you have a goal of running your first half marathon in 2016. If so a group will be starting 2016 training for spring half marathons right after New Year's on January 2, 2016. .

What are your goals for 2016? I
ts time to make your 2016 resolutions, whether it is setting a new personal best; running a new event; traveling somewhere to take in an exotic race or just getting out to run several times a week. Many have, for sure, received running related Christmas gifts such as Fitbits, Garmins and other devices which can help you stay motivated and achieve your goals. You can also stay motivated by running with a group. Check out your local running club such as the Jersey Shore Running Club, Ocean Running Club, Freehold Area Running Club, Raritan Valley Running Club, Essex Running Club or any club in your area and they are sure to have group runs to keep your running and achieve your 2016 running resolutions. 
Check out our Racing Calendar for local races planned in 2016.
More information on local running clubs can be found on the Road Runners Club of America Web Site.
February 21 - 10:30 a.m. 
208 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Take the train south to Bradley Beach, Belmar or Spring Lake and then run back to Johnny Mac's House of Spirits for a great post-run party.  The race benefits Mount Carmel School in Asbury Park.
To register,   click here.
You can also get updates and information on the Facebook event page.
Please note Bob needs volunteers to help out on race day. If you can help him, please contact him.
JSRC Winter Gala - Icebreaker Style!
SAVE THE DATE - Annual event to be held February 27. 
Registration now open. Limited to 200 guests.
This is the running club party you don't want to miss.
Icebreaker Style: This year's theme has two meanings. . .A Winter Gala at the end of February will most likely be on a cold weekend -- when everyone is ready for an end to snow and ice. We are encouraging our members to "break the ice" and meet other members and party guests.... get it?
For more details, click here. To register,  click here.
Annual Christmas Eve Morning Run
Our Annual Christmas Eve Morning Run at the beautiful Manasquan Reservoir
Record turnout for the warm-weather, 6th Annual Christmas Eve Run at Manasquan Resevoir - warm Holiday wishes to all. Thanks to  Dave Nase for making it happen! 
RunAPalooza Volunteer Season Begins   
Relay, Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K from Seaside Heights to Asbury Park

It's time to start thinking about volunteering for RunAPalooza 2016. 
We LOVE working with volunteer groups. If you (or your group) volunteered last year and would like to do it again, let us know! Additionally, let us know  if you'd like the same location/job again-first to respond gets their choice of locations!
This year we are looking for four special volunteers to help with the following:
Relay Team Coordinator:
this person would coordinate with relay team captains and ensure teams are properly registered, have registered correct sizes and number of team members. Will be managing spreadsheets of teams.
Berkley Hotel Coordinator:
Contact hotel management and contract with the hotel for blocks of rooms and rates for the runners.
Web site:
Need a person to check on the RunAPalooza web site regularly to make certain all links are active and not broken, information is up to date and all changes have been made by our fabulous Web site team.
Relay Transition Manager in Point Pleasant.
As always, we need volunteers for finish line finishers photography, pre-race bib pick-up and of course on race day!
So please let Barbara Hay know if you are interested in being part of this great time!
You can also get regular volunteer updates on the RunAPalooza Volunteer Facebook Page.
RRCA Coaching Class!
March 12-13, 2016
JSRC has partnered with RRCA to offer a two-day Coaching Certification Class in 2016. Congratulations to all were able to register for the coaching class but it is now full.

Get Training! Classes offered by Club Members
Run your FIRST or FASTEST 5K! This is a fun and informative group running experience for female runners of all ages and levels designed by female runners! Individual plans available too for any distance. 
10 Week program : January 4th - March 8th, 2015 leading up to 5k race!
We meet twice a week at various locations in Ocean & Monmouth Counties:  Brick & Manasquan Reservoirs, Ocean County Park, Boardwalk 
Sundays at 8:30am and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
$95 Registration fee includes:  Coaching, training and racing tips; proper strengthening and exercise techniques; plus a Bella N Motion Logo tank top or hat!
REGISTER  online at or call Dianne 201-446-4541. 
Sign up with a friend, get $10 off!!!

Run your FIRST or FASTEST HALF MARATHON! This is a fun and informative group running experience for f emale runners of all ages and levels designed by female runners! Individual plans available too for any distance. 
16 Week program : January 4th - April 12th, 2015 leading up to Half Marathon!
We meet twice a week at various locations in Ocean & Monmouth Counties:  Brick & Manasquan Reservoirs, Ocean County Park, Boardwalk on  Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. 
$150 Registration fee includes:  Coaching; training and racing tips; proper strengthening and exercise techniques; plus a Bella N Motion Logo tank top or hat!  Sign up with a friend, get $20 off!
REGISTER  online at or call Dianne 201-446-4541.

Half Marathon Training for Spring Half Marathons 
We meet Weekly for group runs in the Asbury Park - Sea Girt Area on Saturday Mornings at 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. (other days as required due to factors such as weather, schedule conflicts, etc).  Registrants will be notified of location. Each participant will receive a personalized training program tailored to their ability leading up to the Half Marathon.
Personalized coaching and training tips to help achieve your goals.
Tech Training Shirt.
RRCA Certified Coaches
$80 Registration fee. Register online.
Info and Registration now open.

Beginner's Run Class 
Get ready for summer and run your first 5K with this Beginner's Run Class starting on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
6 Week Program - Every Tuesday Evening at 6:00 p.m.
Registration fee includes:  What to wear, how to prepare for the cold, where to run in the winter, training tips, running safe and much more.  Great looking tech shirt, Training log to record your progress.  Personalized coaching and encouragement to help achieve your goals.  Weekly group training runs to measure your progress. RRCA Certified Coaches
6 Week Course is only $60
Bring a Friend, Spouse, Sibling and get second spot for $40 ($50 each).
Info:  732-681-9464  
For more information or to register online, click here.
JSRC Weekly Club Runs
Run one of the Club Runs near you!
Running with a group is very motivating and a great way to meet fellow members! It's also a good way to keep your running on track in the cold winter months. All paces are welcome.

Sunday Run
Middletown: We 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 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. 

Sunday Runday
Ocean Grove: 8:00 a.m. Meet by the Main & Ocean at the Boardwalk. Great attendance and numbers are growing. Distances vary as well as paces

Tuesday Run
Long Branch: We meet at the Windmill across from Seven President's Park in Long Branch at 6:15 p.m. We do a 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanassee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial.

Wednesday Humpday Run
Ocean Grove: 6:30 p.m. Meet by the Main & Ocean at the Boardwalk. Great attendance and numbers are growing. Distances vary as well as paces

Thursday Run
Belmar Evening: Fifth Ave and Ocean, Park along lake it's free! Run starts at 6:00 p.m. sharp! 

Saturday Run
Spring Lake: We meet at the south end of the Spring Lake Boardwalk at 8:00 a.m.
Bits n Pieces