AUGUST 2017              
Volume XXVI No. 15
                                          Jersey Shore Running Club 
Running through the dog days of summer. . .

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


Asbury Park Sheehan Classic (Kids & Pickup)

Friday, August 11
Asbury Park
Contact  Phil Hinck  to volunteer.

Asbury Park Sheehan Classic
Saturday, August 12
Asbury Park
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.
Time is running out so sign up today!


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 
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 
Saturday, August 26
Kids Tri for the Y Triathlon
Camp Zehnder, Wal

September 2017
Saturday, September 2, 
JSRC Saturday in the Park Women's 5K
Holmdel Park
Monday, September 4
Pier House 5K,
Long Branch
Monday, September 4
8:45 am, 
Eatontown 5K

Monday, September 4
Saturday, September 9
Brielle 10K Challenge,
Saturday, September 9 
The College of New Jersey
 Trenton, NJ
Sunday, Sepember 10
SUEZ Run the Reservoir, Half Marathon - 13.1 miles
Monday, September 11
JSRC 911 Memorial Run
Saturday, September 16, 18th Annual  Run for the Arts 5K
Ocean Grove
Saturday, September 16
Seaside Semper Five 5K, Seaside Park
Saturday, September 23
Saturday, Se ptember 23
Saturday, September 23
Cream Ridge
Saturday, September 23
Hoot, Waddle and Stroll  trail race, to support Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
 Medford Township
Sunday, September 24
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
Sunday, September 24
Monmouth Regional High School, Tinton Falls

October 2017
Sunday, October 1
Little Silver, New Jersey 
Saturday, October 7
4th Annual Shillelagh 5K, Lake Como

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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.

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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).
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News you can use

Mike Procopio wants everyone to know the film "Running the 184" will be showcased on Friday, August at the Asbury Park Film Festival. There are cameos from some club members and local runners who were interviewed for the film. Anyone needing more detail can reach out to Mike.

Shore AC Lake Takanassee Summer Series
Mondays through August 21
Longest running summer series_ rumor has it that it's 50+ years strong. This year, numbers are very low compared to previous years as participation has declined. It's a great way to improve your time and come in at the front of the pack! Kids runs are still a great draw.

Saturday, August 5 | Neptune City 5K Rumor (we just love hearing rumors!) says 300-plus runners will follow Pat Ford through the neighborhoods of Neptune City then to Kelly's for breakfast. Combined with a Craft Fair in the park this event has great race awards and prizes. (link is under upcoming races)

Saturday, August 5 | Sea Girt 5K
A fun run with around 2,000 expected runners.Diane and Jack Cheer are looking for volunteers to man a water station by the Sea Girt Army Camp and work the finish line. Contact them if you are not running and can give time to this race as a volunteer.

Saturday, August 12 | Asbury Park Sheehan Classic
According to Race Director, Phil Hinck, this race NEEDS SPONSORS to help offset rising operational costs. This race also needs runners-lots of runners- and Volunteers. Volunteers are needed for registration and package hand-outs on both Friday night and Saturday morning. Contact the board if you are able to assist. 

Saturday, August 19 | Bradley Beach 5K
JSRC is providing registration/pickup volunteers Friday evening and Saturday morning. We will manage start and finish line for this one. Bradley Beach will be on the course, they are soliciting volunteers so please contact the Board or Todd for details. Your race bib will get you a free beach pass for the day!!!

Monday, September 4 | Pier House 5K
The last race in Grand Prix Series takes place in Long Branch. Race director Phil Hinck says the race needs sponsors. He can also use volunteers on race day. Contact Phil if you can sponsor or volunteer. Runners should note that it's a great flat and fast course with a McLoone's after party!
Saturday, September 9 | Brielle 10K
According to Jack Cheer, the Brielle Day 10K Challenge is hilly, but a beautiful scenic run. It's one of the last 10K races around in NJ and it couples with Brielle Day fun- an arts and crafts festival, vendors and a Beer Garden. Contact Jack or Diane to volunteer

NEW JSRC Group Run
Rise n' Shine | Thursday mornings 6:00 a.m.

The JSRC is pleased to announce our newest group run. Going by the name "Rise 'n Shine", it's geared toward runners who like to get up and get their run done before starting their work day. They meet every Thursday around 6:00 a.m. on the boardwalk in Belmar. 

Club member Deborah Alpert   has agreed to act as Run Leader/Club Contact. 


Meet at: 16th Avenue & Ocean Avenue, Belmar 

Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. 

Members and non-members are invited to join in on the run. 

Tie Dye is back and better than ever

Tie dye is the theme and of this classic Third Leg of the Grand Prix Series 

The Asbury Park Sheehan Classic will provide you with two loops through the historic circuit and finish at Madame Marie's on the boardwalk. 

Kid's races to follow the 5K. Runners should note that the after party will be at Robinson's Ale House (formerly McLoone's Asbury Grille). Come one and all!


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  Food and beverages, awesome lobsters, clams, hot dogs, burgers, chicken, corn-on-the-cob,
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.

Saturday in the Park 
SATURDAY IN THE PARK | SEPTEMBER 2 | Holmdel Park, Holmdel
This is Jersey Shore Running Club's 24th Annual women's 5K run & walk, to benefit organizations with programs dedicated to providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and education for women and their families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

We need women to run the race and we need our male members to volunteer for this race. It's a nice race and a beautiful park so do come out to run or volunteer.

If you plan on running, the start time is 9:00 a.m. 
Until August 25 the entry fee is $25.00.  Price increases to $30.00 August 26.
There are also  Children's Races which start after the 5K at   9:45 a.m. Cost is
$5.00 per child. Registration ends September 1, 2017 at 10:00am EDT 

Additional race information can be found at

A Day at the Races
Sunday, September 10 |  Monmouth Park, Oceanport   |  12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  

Our annual Day at the races is back! JSRC gets a picnic area on the rail and we check out the racing form.

You can enjoy a full slate of races, food, drinks and fun for the princely sum of $15 for members and $20 for guests. 

Online registration is open and will close on September 1 st . Click here to sign up online.

This is a great event so be sure to put it on your calendars.

9/11 Run 
9/11 | SEPTEMBER 11 | Belmar

Our Memorial Run is a very solemn event. 2017 marks our sixteenth year of this truly moving run. At 6:00 p.m., Tim Mahoney and crew start at 16th Avenue across from Dunkin Donuts in Belmar and silently run south on the boards. If you have not done this run, you really need to experience just once and you will never forget or regret it. Nor will you miss this annual event again. 

JSRC Patriotic Shirts will be on sale at the August meeting in Deal.These are great shirts. (See meeting information below)

Annual Club BBQ Meeting
Tuesday, August 29 | Deal Firehouse  | Brighton Avenue, Deal

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.

Note: We could use some early help setting up the tables and chairs and food beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Saturday in the Park crew is asking for help stuffing the race handout bags right before the dinner - the more hands will make this task simple and should take no more than 15 minutes! We will also be selling the JSRC Patriotic "These colors don't run" shirts, so if you want one, bring money! See you all then!!

HashaThon 2017
Annual Trail Run in Cheesequake Park 

Hashathon Directors Charlotte and Mark Griggs are looking for apprentice help for this year's event to learn the aspects of this fun-filled annual tradition. 


Please contact the board or the Griggs' for more details.

Seaside Half Marathon & 5K
Sunday, October 15 | 40th Seaside Challenge

Patty Hancock and Lori Viggiano Ditzel spoke about this year's event.
It's both a half marathon and a 5K and anyone who complete the Seaside Challenge receives a special medal.  The special medal is only for those who run BOTH the 5k and the Half. The 5k starts at 8:15 a.m. and the Half at 9:00 a.m.
You also receive a l ong sleeve tech shirts and medals are presented for the 5k and half. Water station (four passes at 2 stations). Start and finish at Sawmill with an after race gathering at Sawmill.
$50 - best value for any half marathon - anywhere - this fall.

Note: One Water station is being manned by a special family who lost a son - a college student in VA this past year and they are raising funds for scholarship in his name.

Past Events

Tuesday,. July 4 - Firecracker 5 (Wall)
Warm (not hot) and NO SNOW as Fred Rummel promised! Clear skies and a dry wind throughout the run. It was very well attended by JSRC. There was the famous Bar A after party.
Saturday, July 8 - Belmar 5 (Belmar)
Kids races Friday went off great. The Five-Mile Run had just under 3,000 runners - very successful being so close to July 4.  Tattoos by Manolo were a big hit! Bar A was the place for the after party and awards ceremony.
Saturday, July 15 - Jack Rafter 5K (Tinton Falls)
There were 130 Finishers - largest in the event as it continues to grow. Many winners from JSRC. Great after party at Woodys in Tinton Falls.
Saturday, July 15 - Ocean Grove Biathlon (OG) 
Fun and Laughter as reported by ORC's Patty Hancock. Swim at 300 meters, run at two miles and great time for all. Both JSRC and ORC had strong participation.
Saturday, July 15 - River Queen Cruise.
After so many years of stories of "The Old Days & Cruising", Bill Koch and Jim Buckler planned and executed a very successful event. 91 attended and Jim noted register early next year. Special notes - DJ, Food, Beverage (One enterprising parrot seems to have stolen some wine and disappeared after the cruise. Full APB issued to resolve the case.)
Saturday, July 22 - SeasIT 5K (Allenhurst)
Benefit for cancer patient support / big club turnout and 275 finishers braving the scorching heat and humidity.
Tuesday, July 18 - ORC Summer Series finale
Successful conclusion to the series/ numbers were slightly lower but the Kids events were a hit and turned out to be a great success!
Wednesday, July 26 - FARC Summer Series finale
Numbers were strong and each week saw an increase in runners.

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. Club contact is  Barbara Donelik.

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)

Rise n' Shine  Belmar 6:00 a.m.  16th Avenue & Ocean Avenue, Belma r
Members and non-members are invited to join in on the run. Contact Deborah Alpert (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