DECEMBER 2019          Volume XXVIII No. 14
No December Club Meeting
Mt. Carmel School, Asbury Park
JSRC In the Know
Adopt-A-Family Gift Wrap
Monday, December 16, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
1220 1st Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
Every year our generous club members help make the holidays a little brighter for multiple local families. This year we added another family to our list. We have adopted seven families!
We welcome gifts from the Wish List, cash, checks or gift cards. ( Please keep gift cards in smaller size so they can be distributed across families ).
Join us December 16 for the gift wrapping party which begins at 6 p.m .
Gift wrapping will take place at
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.
To sign up and get more information click here :
To view the Wish List , click here
If link does not work try putting: in your browser window.
Key West Half Marathon
 Sunday, January 19 | Key West, FL
The Club would like to know who is going to Florida for this magnificent run and recommends you register with JSRC. Once you complete the run, a JSRC team picture and Duval Crawl will follow .
Save the date for JSRC's Annual Gala!
 Saturday, February 8 | Spring Lake Heights
Join us February 8 at Doolan’s in Spring Lake for our annual Holiday Gala. Details and registration information will be posted soon!
Member News
Meet our new members
Rob O'Rourke:
I am known by many in the New Jersey high school distance running community as Coach Bob or Bobby O'Rourke from my years of coaching at North Hunterdon High School (boys)1974 to 2000 and at Hillsborough High School from 2003 to 2009 after I retired from teaching. I currently reside in Jackson, NJ and volunteer with the Jackson Liberty High School boys Cross Country team.
I resumed running in 2011 after a 40-year layoff to teach and coach. I began writing a blog that I call  plus70runner  to chronical my experience as a senior runner. The highlight of my senior running career occured this summer when I participated in the National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico finishing first in the 800m Run in age group 75/79.
At the Monmouth Mile race in July, I met some gentlemen from JSRC who encouraged me to join and compete for the club. I decided to give it a try.
My current goals are to stay heathy and improve my 5K time and maybe try 10K competition in spring. Also try a few relay races with the JSRC.

Ryan Anderson:
Running has completely transformed me into the person I am today. I went from having the "idea" of wanting to run to racking up miles, bibs, medals, and best of all—new friends. This group is special. I've been only running for five years so I'm very much a newbie, but how could one not be inspired by all the amazing people that are part of JSRC? I've been involved on the JSRC facebook page for a little while now and I decided it was time to make the leap and join the Club. I wish I had people like this around me when I first started running. My goal here isn't about times or medals—it's to inspire someone who, like me, only dreamed of being able to become a runner.
My Personal Record for a 5K is 24:58 and my PR for a Half Marathon is 2:08. A goal for me in 2020 is to run a marathon and at least two half marathons. Thank you JSRC for giving me that opportunity to do so. 
I'm moving to Tennessee in 2020 and want to take my JSRC pride with me. 

Corine Fitzgibbons:
I have been running for a few years now. I originally started running to lose weight, but now it's become more about improving mental and physical health. I'm currently training for the New Jersey marathon in April and recently found out I was accepted into the Berlin Marathon next September.
I usually run after work unless I have another activity (i.e. bowling, volleyball), then I try to run in the morning or on my lunch break. The marathon is my favorite distance because it is extremely challenging, but I have run the 50K distance and found that to be a lot of fun.
I work as a project manager, my background is in mechanical engineering. Most of my interests are sports based. I would love to start training for a triathlon. My last few marathon training cycles I've trained alone and was somewhat successful, but I've been part of sports teams my whole life and really benefit from the group mentality. I joined this group to hopefully find some friends to run with and to commit to some volunteer opportunities.
New members at our November meeting:
Caleb Ebner told us he moved here six weeks ago. He runs marathons.
Karen told us she was originally from here, moved to Florida, and is now back in Asbury Park! She says she's a prospective member .
Upcoming JSRC Races
Running In The New Year
A JSRC Tradition

This year’s running in of the New Year will
be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. just before it gets dark and we will run (or walk) this flat two-mile course on the Manasquan Beach Walk and a few local streets.
Don’t worry, this is a SAFE and happy,
celebratory fun run with course marshals
at selected locations.
All pre-registered participants receive
a Tech Tee-Shirt and a free buffet at
Leggett’s Sand Bar. 
Tee shirts for post registrants are only
while supplies last.
Online Registration is now open at .
Flier can be found here

Online through December 28
or at Leggett’s on December 31 prior to
the race. No mail in entry.
Check In & Registration:
2:30-3:45 p.m. Bib pickup & post registration
Entry Fees:
Pre-Registration . . . . . . . . . . .$28.00
(12/1 through 12/25/2019)
Late Registration . . . . . . . . . .$30.00
(12/26 through 12/31/2019)
Party Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.00
(Includes Tee Shirt)
Register for 2020 RunAPalooza
Saturday, April 4, 2020 | Asbury Park, NJ.
Registration for RunAPalooza, half marathon, relay and 5k is open. This is the Jersey Shore Running Clubs biggest race each year. 
Click Here  to register now and for race information, including how to get involved and volunteer.
Other Upcoming Races
Saturday, December 28

Tuesday, December 31
The New Years Eve 2 mile Twilight Fun Run/Walk  , Manasquan, NJ – run on beach registration between 2 and 3:45 path, drink at Leggets then begin your personal “Bring in the New Decade” 
Sunday, January 5
FARC Winter Series
 Michael Tighue Park, Freehold through January

5-Mile Eagle Trail Run and 2-Mile Turkey Group Run January 11, 2020 | 10:17 a.m.
The location is a secret mystery wooded area near North Brunswick/East Brunswick/South Brunswick. For registered participants, an email will be sent with the secret start location.
This race offers many POTENTIAL EXCITING DANGERS & CHALLENGES ( see flier for detailed list )
$20 gains you entry. Free skull items for Pre-registered. $25.69 by mail with flier. $30.00 DAY OF EVENT. 
Volunteers are free and receive free beer and goodies. 
Please bring a canned food donation for St. Matthews Edison Food Bank.
Fun information can be found here: Secret Mystery Race .
Post Run Party will be held at a secret location to be emailed to all pre-registrants. 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.
If you are unable to run you can volunteer. Volunteers receive free beer, pirate sling bag and skull bandanna. If you wish to volunteer call Kenneth Vercammen Esq . at 732-572-0500 or email
Trail set by “hare” The Senator Ken Vercammen (The runner in the red, white & blue flag shorts Captain America) Look for the Hash skull banner at the start. Sponsored by the Rumson Hash House Harriers, founders of the JSRC’s Hashathon, held every November in Cheesequake State Park.
JSRC Group Runs
"No Name Run"
Brighton Ave, beach entrance (West End)
Long Branch
Contact: Ivone Lopes ( via FB )
This is our northernmost group run. The run starts and finishes on the Long Branch boardwalk. We meet on the south end of the boardwalk and do a 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanassee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial. Come join the cool kids every week!
Humpday Runday
Main & Ocean Avenue
Ocean Grove
Contact:  Tony Bryson   (via FB)
We meet by the flag pole. We typically head out south and run through Bradley Beach, Avon, Belmar and Spring Lake and then back to Ocean Grove. Sometimes we head into Asbury Park. Join us and run anywhere from 3-10 miles with a great group. If you show up on the right night, the group picture might be clear enough to prove you were there. 
Rise 'n' Shine 
Belmar Boardwalk at
16th Avenue
(Dunkin Donuts)
Contact:  Deborah Alpert ( via FB )
"Rise 'n Shine" is geared toward runners who like to get up and get their run done before starting their work day. This group meets every Thursday around 6:00 a.m. on the boardwalk in Belmar, near Dunkin Donuts. Both members and non-members are invited to join in on the run. Come and see the sunrise!
Back in Asbury Park!
Convention Hall, Boardwalk
Asbury Park
Contact:  Bob Both  or 
Dana Jacoby  (FB)
The Thursday group run starts in either Belmar or Asbury Park depending on the time of year. We currently meet at Convention Hall in Asbury Park. We usually run 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. All paces are welcome.
We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite!

Bodman Park at Clubhouse
Navesink River Road, Middletown
Contact: John Kilduff (via  FB ) or  Jill Propper
Meet at the Middletown Little League Clubhouse Market Street, Middletown. Groups run from 6 to 22 miles mostly on trails through Hartshorne Woods Park, Huber Woods and surrounding areas. There are plenty of hills— a perfect run for marathon training. There are water stops and refreshments at the end. There is also an opportunity to walk on Sunday mornings. The distance is six miles and start time is variable. 
We need people to help with this long-standing group run.
Main & Ocean Avenue
Ocean Grove
Contact:  Barbara Hanlon ( via FB )
  We start on the boardwalk right by the flag pole. We typically head out south on the boardwalk and run through Bradley Beach, Avon, Belmar and Spring Lake and then back to Ocean Grove. Sometimes we head north into Asbury Park. Join us and run anywhere from 3-10 miles with the great group of regulars. When its marathon training season, don't be surprised if runners are getting in between 12 and 20 miles. If you show up late, you will likely start in Wave 2.  

Club Information
Club Officers
President:  Robert Galizi o
Vice President: Karen Kelly
Secretary:  Joe Freeman
Treasurer:  Mindy Brady
Web Master:  Mike Relli
Logistics:  J ohn O'Gorman
Social Media: Mike Procopio  
Directors at Large:
Jack Cheer
Peggy McKean
Membership Coordinator:
L aura Moetz
Volunteer Coordinator: 
Newsletter Editor: Barbara Hay
Web Master Emeritus: 
Logistics Emeritus: 
Phil Hinck
Volunteer Coordinator Emeritus: 
T ina Duda
Social Media Emeritus:
Carly Alburtus

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

Next Club Meeting

Tuesday, January 28 2020

Club Events

Monday, December 16
JSRC Adopt-a-Family
6:30 pm, Mount Carmel School in Asbury Park, NJ

Tuesday, December 31

To get your information in the next newsletter please submit by: 8:00 p.m . on Friday, January 10

To get your race listed or publicized in the Footnotes 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.

Upcoming Races
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Saturday, December 28

Tuesday, December 31
The New Years Eve 2 mile Twilight Fun Run/Walk  , Manasquan, NJ – run on beach registration between 2 and 3:45 path, drink at Leggets then begin your personal “Bring in the New Decade” 

Sunday, January 5
FARC Winter Series – Michael Tighue Park, Freehold through January
Sunday, January 19
Key West Half Marathon
JSRC Away Team

Saturday, February 15
Mid Winter Beach Run

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Happy Holidays from JSRC!