MARCH 2018              
Volume XXVII No. 5
                                            Jersey Shore Running Club 
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In This Issue
Club Officers
Vice President:
Web Master
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:

March 27
Abe Vorhees Dr., Manasquanl
7:15 p.m.

April 24, 2018 - TBD
May 29, 2018 - TBD
Jun 26, 2018 - Goodwill Hose Company, Belmar
July 31, 2018 - TBD
Aug 28, 2018 - Deal Fire Department, Deal
Sep 25, 2018 - Shillelagh Club, Lake Como
Oct 30, 2018 - Manasquan Fire Department, Manasquan
Nov 27 - TBD

Long Branch, Windmill
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes ( FB)

Humpday Runday
Ocean Grove.
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB) e"

Rise n' Shine 
Contact: Debrah Alpert (FB)

Belmar Boardwalk 
Contact:  Bob Both  or Dana Jacoby ( via FB )  

Bodman Park in Middletown
Send email to: 

Ocean Grove
Contact:  Tina Plantamura


Saturday, April 21
JSRC RunAPalooza, Asbury Park

Saturday, April 28
JSRC Lake Como 5K
Lake Como


March 2018

Saturday, March 10
1 Mile, 5th Annual  HIghlands Guiness Run, HIghlands

Saturday, March 10

Sunday, March 18
St. Paddys  5 Miler, Freehold

Saturday, March 24
The Rat Race  10k/20k Trail Run, Wells Mills Park, 

April 2018

Sunday, April 8
Indian Trails  10K and 20K, Middletown

Sunday April 8
Tutu Run 2.2 , Asbury Park

Sunday, April 15
5K,  Ridge Road Run  for Suicide Prevention, Rumson

Saturday, April 28
Annual Building Tomorrows 5K Run , presented by The Arc of Essex County, South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange

Click here or go to to view the complete race calendar.

At $15/year, it's a steal! To find out if you are an active or lapsed member,  check the status of your membership. It's easy go to
* Click on the "Renew" button on the left of the screen
* Enter your First AND Last name OR your email address and click search to  find your membership.
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MARCH Monthly issue is scheduled for the week of April 4, 2018. Your submissions, ads and race applications MUST be submitted prior to the 8:00 PM deadline on Friday, MARCH 30, 2018

INFO  MUST by be submitted by the race director; otherwise information will not be included. 

Send Us Your News:  Everyone needs a reason to smile. We love to hear from our members and to find out how their running programs are progressing, what new life changing events have happened to them and members thoughts about running. We want to help you celebrate your achievements and milestones. Send news to:
Attention JSRC Parade Team (and all members!)
Asbury Park St. Patrick's Parade update
Sunday, March 11  |   12:30 p.m.
stpattys_day3.jpg However, we will be meeting at Kim Marie's on Kingsley by Sunset Avenue at 11:00 a.m. for some friendly libations and nourishment for our parade walk.
We are to line up on Kingsley and 7th Avenue at 12:30 p.m.; the parade starts at 1:00 p.m. 
Parking:  Parade participants may park for free in the parking lots on Fourth Avenue or Second Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Kingsley Street. Parking meters are in effect for on street-parking. If you're  marching, arrive early!
Don't forget to wear your finest JSRC green!

JSRC Gala 2018
JSRC Holiday Gala  was a stellar event with more than 170 members and guests in attendance. the theme was At the Beach with a full cocktail hour, full dinner, dancing live band and after party!
The recipients of the annual awards were:
  • Volunteer of the Year - Jack Cheer
  • Spirit Award - Dave DeMonico
  • President's Award - Mindy Brady
  • All nominees were honored. Nominees who missed Gala received their gifts at the Club's February meeting.
RunAPalooza 2018
April 21, 2018 |  
Asbury Park
Info and registration   click here or go to the website
Banner event for Special Olympics and Jersey Shore Dream Center,
5k, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay. Volunteers are needed for course marshal duty. It's the biggest fund raiser that JSRC puts on - over million dollars have been generated .

14th Annual JSRC Lake Como 5K Romp
Saturday | April
 28, 2018 |   Bar Anticipation, Lake Como
Proceeds to benefit BPOE Elks Camp Moore for Children with Special Needs and the Lake Como Giving Tree
  • Registration Fees: $25.00 through April 19, $30.00 on and after April 20
  • Early Shirt Pickup (Bar Anticipation): Friday, April 27. 5:30-7pm
  • Race Day Schedule (Bar Anticipation): 8:30 am Registration & Pickup, 10:00 am 5K Race
  • Post Race Party at Bar Anticipation's annual Spring Bash!. Free BBQ, Soda, & Drink specials. Lots of great bands!
  • Online registration
Special Olympics Track & Field Meet 2018
DATE CHANGE! |  Saturday
May 12, 2018  |  
Long Branch High School
The 2018 Monmouth-Ocean County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be held Saturday, May 12 2018 at Long Branch High School. 

Marianne Ploskonka,

JSRC Special Olympics Event Coordinator, has informed us that she is in need of a minimum of 30 (preferably more) volunteers to help with escorting athletes, scoring, timing, awards and other tasks associated with the event. 
Volunteers should plan on being at the high school by 8:30 a.m. The meet is usually over by 2 or 3 p.m.. If you can't be there by 8:30 a.m. or can't stay the entire time, that's fine. Just let us know ahead of time so we can be sure we have appropriate coverage. 

If you signed up to volunteer but are no longer able to, please contact Marianne Ploskonka and let her know as soon as possible.

Online registration for volunteers is now open. Please sign up. If you are coming with family or friends, please make sure everyone is signed up so we have an accurate count.
Parents: if your children require community service hours, this is an excellent opportunity for them. Please answer " yes" for the community service letter question when you sign them up. That way we know whom to reach after the event.
For questions or more information, contact Marianne Ploskonka here.

Member News & Updates
NYC Marathon
Congratulations to Natarajan Gounder, who will be running the 2018 NYC Marathon with a guaranteed entry.

Alan Paschdag wishes to send a great big THANK YOU to all who have volunteered for the marathon over the years. He hopes that  if you were not selected in the 2018  lottery that you will be with us in November to cheer on the runners.
Did you know that volunteering will get you into the raffle for the 2019 Marathon? Members get one chance for each year they volunteer and we go back three years to determine number of chances. If  more volunteers to show up we could get two entries next year.
Also, if you have an interest in volunteering for any NYRR races, please list JSRC as your club. JSRC gets credit for other races where our members volunteer.
With that in mind, the NYC Half is coming up in March. It's another great chance to volunteer and the shift is not as long as the marathon. Alan is signed up to work the finish line.

Upcoming Races & Events
Bodman Group Run | Middletown
Bodman will pick up now that season schedule is lighter. Show up on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. This run is a great way to learn your hills and "how to avoid face plants and other hazards.

Saturday Two Mile Walk | Long Branch
Saturday, March 17
It's a Two-Mile Walk that takes six hours to complete. It starts at Celtic Cottage at High Noon and thus begins our traditional historical tour of old Irish Taverns in Long Branch. Bring cash  for libations and wear good shoes.

FARC St. Paddy's Day 8K 
Sunday,  March 18
 FARC 5 mile run for fun is struggling and looking for support. Great group and good after party. Please support  FARC by running or volunteering.

NYC Half
Sunday,  March 18
NYC Half / carpool / twenty-fine JSRC Away Team members are  ready to go! Vans $50 full transport course-looking for John Kilduff to repeat.

Bar A Kilt Run | Lake Como
Saturday,  March. 24 | 10:00AM
Two-mile run and Bar A after party Sweatshirt with registration |  $35

Indian Trails 20K/10K | Middletown
Sunday, April 8
USATF Championship / hill and dale run / challenging - more difficult than Navesink Challenge 

Tutu 2.2 | Asbury Park
Sunday, April 8
Bob Both run / tutus and finish at Biergarten in tutus / benefits Girls and Boys Club of Asbury Park
RunAPalooza | Asbury Park
Saturday, April 21

Lake Como 5K Romp | Lake Como
Sunday. April 28
Run 5K round Lake Como. Online registration open. 

Spring into Summer | Middletown
Saturday, May 19 
Registration is now open for the May 19 Spring into Summer 5K.
Click here for details

Run with the Royals | Sea Bright
Saturday, May 19 

JSRC Club Meeting is March 27!
 27 | Manasquan Firehouse
 | 7:15 p.m.
Abe Voorheen Drive, Manasquan
Club Runs
TUESDAY | Long Branch Windmill
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes ( FB)
We meet at the Windmill across from Seven President's Park in Long Branch at 6:00 p.m.  (6:15 in summer)  We do a 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanassee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial. 

WEDNESDAY | Ocean Grove | Main & Ocean Aves 
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB)
Humpday Runday in Ocean Grove. We meet at 6:00 p.m. on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves). 

THURSDAY Rise & Shine | Belmar
Contact: Deborah Alpert.
Rise 'n Shine is geared toward runners who like to get up and get their run done before starting their work day. We meet every Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. on the boardwalk at 16th Avenue & Ocean Avenue in Belmar. Members and non-members are invited to join in on the run. 

THURSDAY - PM | Belmar
Contact: Bob Both or Dana Jacoby
The Thursday group run is now meeting at 6:00 p.m. on the Belmar Boardwalk by Taylor Pavilion on 6th Avenue. 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. All paces are welcome. We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well! The Boro of Belmar has graciously allowed us to take out a key for Taylor Pavilion, so we will be meeting INSIDE Taylor Pavilion during the cold months. Contact:  Bob Both or Dana Jacoby ( via FB)        

SUNDAY | Bodman Park | 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.

SUNDAY RunDay | Ocean Grove
Contact: Tina Plantamura
We meet on the Boardwalk by the flag pole at Main & Ocean Avenues.
Now that it is the off-season" start time is 8:00 a.m. We meet at 7:00 a.m. in Spring and Summer.

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