November Updates - Jersey Shore Running Club                   
Volume XXV No. 14
Giving Thanks!
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 | Peggy MKean

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
Contributing Writers:
Bob Both
Bob Both & JerseyShorePics
Our next General Meeting is 7:00 P.M.

November 27 
Deal Firehouse
Brighton Avenue
Deal, New Jersey
Upcoming Meetings
November 29:  
Deal Firehouse 
Upcoming JSRC Events
Sunday, November 13, 6M Trail Run, Cheesequake Park,
Old Bridge, New Jersey

Sunday, November 27, 5K & 15K, Middletown, NJ

New Year's Eve Twilight Run

Sunday, December 31, JSRC New Year's Eve Twilight Run, Manasquan, New Jersey

Upcoming Non-JSRC Events
Saturday, November 12 
Ventnor, NJ 

Manasquan Turkey Run
Saturday, November 19, Manasquan NJ  
Avon Pond Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 24, 8:30 am, 2.5M,
Avon by the Sea, NJ   

Born to Run, presented by Freehold Area Running Club
Friday, November 25, 5M
Freehold, NJ

For more info check out out he upcoming races page on  

We like to celebrate with our members! If you have good new to share, or have a personal best or a new addition to your life, we'd love to know and share your joy. we also like to know when things aren't going so well, so we can offer support and cheer you on. Please send your info and stories to

Please note:
The membership list is downloaded monthly. If you are not receiving your newsletter or you find it is going to a wrong address, please send your updated email address to for correction.

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. Submit your
information by the deadline to

JSRC Club Website  
The full JSRC website is under repair. 
You may have noticed our web site is not working properly. The server was compromised from the DDoS attacks a few weeks ago. It has been taken offline to remove any malware, update all software, and reconfigure firewall settings. It looks like the site will be down for a few more days.
If you  type in - it will bring up our temporary website pages. (Note: typing in does not do it, you MUST type in Also note that the emails are also temporarily not worki
ng properly so if you have tried to contact "", "" or any other "" address, the intended party may not have received it..
We apologize for the inconvenience!! If you wish to register for any races, please go to

Club Meeting Tuesday, November 27-  
Deal Firehouse, Brighton Avenue, Deal - 7 PM  
Come to the club's monthly meeting at the Deal Fire house. 
Hear first hand about all the exciting upcoming activities and races. Meet your fellow runners.  
All are welcome.
NYC Marathon
Congratulations to JSRC Members!

The NYC Marathon took p lace Sunday, November 6, 2016
and JSRC was wel represented! Congratulations to all our JSRC finishers! You're all winners!
Club Member
Ashley Bava
Brian Borden
Lydia Breckenridge
Susanne Marie Cervenka
Don Cooper
Tom F Donoghue
Timothy Gaedt:
Celeste Gandolfo
Joseph Iovelli
John Kilduff
Michele Marrucca
Ali Marzulla
Kevin McCormack
Leslie Mckernan
Deirdre Padilla
Kevin R Pelton
Kathy Miller Perry
Jakov Philosof
Alejandro Sanchez
Doug Twyman

Special Thanks go to our JSRC NYC Volunteer Team 2016! Couldn't do it withour them!
Member News
Our Condolences
Our dear friend and JSRC club member, Robert (Bob) Van Clef, was hospitalized on Saturday, November 5 after collapsing at Holmdel Park while running a cross country race. Unfortunately, he unexpectedly passed away that evening. JSRC mourns his loss and sends prayers to Bob's entire family. ya big guy!! You will be truly missed. Please keep Robert and his family in your prayers.

Cross Country Team News
The Final Event of the Fall Cross country Series took place on Saturday, November 5, at Holmdel Park.

Check out our XC Team Photo Album

We had a great turnout for XC at Shark River Park on October 29!  JSRC XC placed 3rd! Our best of the season!
Great job by all who ran, perseverance paid off.

JSRC Away Team News
Niagara Falls international Marathon
Sunday October 30 - Niagara, Canada

A stunning crew of JSRC women took on the The Niagara Falls International Marathon this year. The marathon course is is AIMS, IAAF and Boston certified. Voted one of the most scenic marathons in Canada and the #1 such event in Ontario with a marathon that starts in one country (USA) and finishes in another (Canada), the Niagara Falls International Marathon continues to grow with participants in recent years exceeding 6,000. Unlike earlier years, the majority or 61.46% of runners in all events are now female compared to 38.54% male runners. Athletes from more than 36 countries around the world run in all events.
Needless to say, JSRC had a few award winners:
Jessie Joseph - 3rd place AG Marathon
Claire Villanova - 1st place - AG 10K
Sherry Walsh - 2nd place - AG 10K
Barbara Keenan -  2nd place - AG 5K
All the rest are happy to have finished! What a great trip!

JSRC Hashathon
JSRC 36th Annual Hashathon Trail Race
Sunday, November 13- Cheesquake Park
The Fall 6 mile trail classic (37th annual) will be held this year on Sunday, November 13th. The race is challenging, but nearly everyone will finish intact. This is definitely not "golf course" caliber Cross County. The Hashathon course is hilly, rugged, covers plenty of uneven stairs, roots, logs and so much more. 
Once you finish you can treat yourself to either: a home-made fluffer-nutter sandwich or delicious pizza. Both of these delicacies will be well deserved after you complete this difficult and challenging course.
Once again Goldenseal will be playing at our post-race party, which will be held on location at the lakeside pavilion at Cheesequake State Park
Race Entry goes from $13 to $15 after November 6.
Pre-ordered Black Tech Long Sleeve T-Shirts costs $22 up until November 6 when we stop selling them online. If you want to guarantee a Tech shirt you have until November 6 to order one. Otherwise, it is first come, first served, on all available shirts and gloves. 
For those early birds who have already ordered your Hashathon shirt, please double -check on to confirm your size. We have reason to believe that some shirts were ordered while under-the-influence. 
We have a new style of Hashathon awards this year that will be a must- have item for all nature lovers, tree-huggers, and those who collect such wonderful items. You have run with the rest - now r@ce with the best!! On-On!
Please note that northbound GSP exit 120 will not allow you to access the park...the bridge is under construction. If you are traveling from the south, go to the Cheesequake rest stop and return Southbound on the local lane, exit at 120.  
See you there!

All aboard The Gobbler Express!
JSRC Train Run - Gobbler Express
Sunday, November 20 - Asbury Park
Post Run  Party includes Pizza and Beer/Soda, Lots of Costume and Random Prizes. 
Benefits: Asbury Park Youth Program and Asbury Park Mount Carmel School 
Seats are Limited - Get On Board

For more details, or to sign up, click  here 

It's a hill - get over it!
16th Annual JSRC Navesink Challenge
15K & 5K Races

NOVEMBER 27, 2016
The 16th annual Navesink Challenge 15K and 5K races will take place at Bodman Park in Middletown, New Jersey. Proceeds from the event will benefit Middletown Youth Athletic Association (MYAA), Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF), local first responders, and other local non-profit organizations. Over the years, the race has attracted a steadily increasing number of runners, from 600 a decade ago to nearly double that in 2015. In the last three years alone, the race has attracted runners from 17 states and Canada. Since 2010, the Navesink Challenge has raised more than $60,000 for its beneficiaries.
The Navesink Challenge is celebrated for its location along one of the prettiest courses in Monmouth County, through the woods and back roads of Navesink. It includes two races: A challenging 15K run beginning at 10:00 a.m., and a 5K run/walk at 10:10 a.m. Both distances feature scenic country roads and several hilly sections through some of the beautiful properties in Huber Woods and along Cooper and Browns Dock Roads, areas which have been preserved by MCF for the public to enjoy.
Overall Awards will be presented to the fastest three (3) men and fastest three women in the 15K and the 5K. In addition, the top three male and female finishers in each 10-year age group will also receive awards. All finishers will be eligible for random prizes donated by local and national organizations, including The Count Basie Theatre, Eyes On First, Paramount Pictures, Brooks Sneakers, Classic Boat Rides and Monmouth Beach Yoga and Wellness, with a grand prize drawing for a bicycle donated by The Red Bicycle, with locations in Red Bank and Fair Haven.
Post race food and beverages will be provided to all participants, including the race runners' favorite - hot, homemade chicken soup by Brandl chef, Bob Gileski. The Red Bank Elks are once again hosting the popular post-race party at their West Front Street lodge immediately after the awards ceremony at Bodman Park. Runners are treated to a buffet prepared by Chef Charles at Verdi Catering & Private Dining and entertainment by local favorites The Danjos.
Runners wishing to participate are encouraged to register early. The race has completely sold out weeks before race day for the last two years, with more than 1100 registered runners and Charity Entry runners in 2015-a record! Registration is currently available online or by mail. Registration costs are $38 online  and $40 for anyone mailing a paper application.
By popular demand, in 2014 and 2015 a limited of Charity Entries were made available, and last year the race had a record number of charity runners. One hundred percent of Charity Entry fees go directly to MYAA or MCF.
As always, pre-registered runners are guaranteed a long-sleeved technical shirt, which holds more appeal for runners than the cotton shirts they receive at many races," said Race Director Leslie McKernan. "Every year, we offer the shirts in a new color, so runners who want one are advised to register right away."
Participants may pick up their shirts and race bibs at race sponsor and local running store Road Runner Sports on Saturday, November 26 (the day before race day) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Road Runner is located at 490 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ. In addition to packet pickup for pre-registered runners, Road Runner will also be offering a discount of 25% for VIPS (includes the standard 10% VIP discount) or 10% discount for anyone who is not a VIP. Shirts and race bibs will also be available for pickup at Bodman Park on race day, starting at 8:30 a.m.

A Team Challenge is open to any gym or fitness center. Team Awards will be handed out for: Fastest Gym/Fitness Center 15k Team (top 5 fastest team runners), Fastest Gym/Fitness Center 5k Team (top 5 fastest team runners), and Largest Registered Gym/Fitness Center Team. Learn more about the Team Challenge and register for the Team Challenge here.
Sponsors for 2016 include bib sponsors AmeriHealth NJ; premier sponsors RoadRunner Sports, Shrewsbury; major sponsors The Hill Family; Howley Financial Group, Rumson; and, minor sponsors including Eastpointe Health & Fitness, Atlantic Highlands; Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum, Atlantic Highlands; and Mountain Hill School, Atlantic Highlands.

For more information, contact Race Directors Kevin Hill or Leslie McKernan , or visit the race website or the official Facebook page.

For more information about Middletown Youth Athletic Association (MYAA), click here  or here for Middletown Little League.

For more information Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF)
click here or call Monmouth Conservation Foundation at 732.671.7000.

New Year's Eve Twilight Run

JSRC Adopt-A-Family 2016
 JSRC Adopt-A-Family 2016 will begin soon!
Karen Kelly and Manolo Tejolo are coordinating again this year, and would love to have some additional team members. Each year,
JSRC  spreads holiday cheer to deserving families in our area.So please remember our Adopt-a-Family program in your holiday shopping !

Upcoming Runs
Manasquan Turkey Run
Saturday, November 19- Manasquan
Don't forget to register for the  Manasquan Turkey Run, limited to 2,000 runners in the 5-Mile. More details can be found here.

Born to Run 5 Mile
Friday November 25 2016
For details click here 

Are you interested in helping at a JSRC race? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available. Check the Race Calendar on the JSRC web page to select a race that is convenient for your schedule. Contact Charlotte Griggs, the volunteer coordinator at for more information, or contact the race director, or sign up at one of our Club meetings. We have the the Hashathon and Navesink Challenge coming up. Get going and help out!

Club Runs
Bodman Park in Middletown
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
Ocean Grove
7:00 a.m. on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves).
 Contact: Tina Plantamura .
Long Branch, Windmill
We meet at the Windmill across from Seven President's Park in Long Branch at  6:00 p.m. We do a 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanasseee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial.
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes ( FB)   
WEDNESDAYHumpday Runday
Ocean Grove.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves). 
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB)
Belmar / Lake Como
Meet at 6:00 p.m. near Fifth Avenue at Boardwalk. 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 through Sea Girt for 8 miles. We have a steady group comprising all paces & experience levels. Everyone is welcome.
We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well!    
Contact: Bob Both  
Note - in "winter months" - meet at Bar A on 16th Ave in Lake Como at 6 PM. Just come inside and you will see the group there waiting.