MAY 2017              
Volume XXVI No. 8
                                          Jersey Shore Running Club 
It's May! It's May...the merry month of May!
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
Upcoming Races
J SRC Races & Events
May 13
Special Olympics Track Meet |  Long Branch

July 15
River Queen Cruise | Brielle


May 6 
Lighthouse 5K | 9:30 a.m.

May 13

Monmouth Beach PTO Run | Monmouth Beach

May 14 (Mother's Day), Run With the Royals 5K Run/Walk | Long Branch,

May 20
Spring Into Summer 5K | 8:30am | Middletown

May 21
Finale Fifteen Michael W. Thorne Scholarship Run
4 mile |
West Long Branch

May 25
2nd Annual TWI-KNIGHT 5K Run | 6:30 PM,  | Wall Municipal Complex, Wall

May 26
Spring Lake Kids Races (volunteers needed)

May 27
Spring Lake 5

June 3
Avon 5K, Avon-by-the-Sea

June 13
Asbury Park 

June 25 
Ocean Running Club
Pine Beach

July 8
Belmar 5

To see the full race calendar click here 

2017 Club Meetings
April 25: 
Deal Firehouse
May 30: 
June 27:
July 25: 
Goodwill Hose
August 29: 
Deal Firehouse (BBQ)
September 26: 
October 31: 
Manasquan Firehouse
November 28: 

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The next update issue is scheduled for the week of APRIL 18 (one week before our next meeting)

The May Monthly issue is scheduled for the week of May 1. Your submissions, ads and race applications MUST be submitted prior
to the 8:00 PM deadline on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Information is always due 8:00 PM on the Friday following our Club meeting if it is to appear in the current issue.

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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).

Members are encouraged to submit press releases or articles of interest to fellow Club members. Please submit your i
nformation by the deadline

News you can use today.
Starting May 11, the Thursday Night Run group run will return to Belmar. Meet on the boardwalk by Taylor Pavilion (between 5th and 6th Avenues) at 6pm. All paces welcome!

In case you were wondering... Summer Series 2017 will be on hiatus this year - we will revisit for 2018.

This Saturday, May 6, come out to Sandy Hook for the Lighthouse 5K This race benefits NJ Blind Citizens Association and features working and in-training seeing eye dogs. It's a straight out and back course with a great after party at Off the Hook in Highlands. Come to the Hook on Saturday for the 9:30a.m. start.

Spring Lake Kids Races on Friday, May 26 needs volunteers. More than 2000 kids ran last year on Friday night.
On Saturday, May 27 JSRC does security and maintenance details as well as logistics for the Spring Lake 5. It's the biggest event of the year.

Team Freedom at SL5. A charity formed 21 years ago by runners/vets from the Jersey Shore. Past donations went for Wounded Warriors, American Widow's fund and Disabled American Veterans. This year the charity is raising funds for local homeless vets. Join them for a Friday night pasta party and fund raiser on May 26. You run, walk or just donate  to Team Freedom. Plus, free shirts!

Special Olympics Track Meet needs volunteers
Special Olympics Track Meet | May 13 | Long Branch High School
The 2017 Monmouth-Ocean County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be held Saturday, May 13 at Long Branch High School.

We need at least 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 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.

Online registration for volunteers is now open. Please go to to 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 out to after the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Marianne Ploskonka.
New Members at our April Meeting
Welcome our two new members!

Jaime Harpstreet from Neptune & Bertina Beaubrua from Middlebrook via Haiti!

Membership Database Update
JSRC on RunSignUp

The transition from our custom membership database to RunSignup is now complete.

You should have received an email from with instructions on how to claim your membership. If you didn't get the email, be sure to check your junk mail folder. You can also check the status of your membership (and claim it, if necessary) by:
* Clicking 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.

Here are a some links to help explain the process you will need to follow once we make the move:
How to Claim an account video
RunSignUp Instructions

Ready for a three-hour tour?
RIVER QUEEN CRUISE | July 15 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow members over dinner & drinks on the River Queen river boat. The boat leaves Bogan's Basin in Brielle Saturday, July 15 at 6:00 p.m. and we cruise along the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant Canal and Barnegat Bay until 9:00 p.m.

That's right - we're taking a 3-hour tour. So who knows how it will end!

Cost is $65, but active members are eligible for a $5 discount ($60 for JSRC members) through June 15. After June 15 price increases to $75 for everyone. Only 100 spots available, so sign up soon! Register online today!

Online registration for the River Queen Cruise is now open at

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.

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.
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.

RunDay Ocean Grove 8:00 a.m.
Meet on the Boardwalk at Main and Ocean Avenues.
Contact: Tina Plantamura


(Long Branch) / Maintaining 12-20 runners
Long Branch, Windmill 6:00 a.m.
We meet at the Windmill across from Seven President's Park in Long Branch. We do a 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanasseee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial. We are starting to get more runners coming out on Tuesday, it's growing!
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes (contact on Facebook)

(Ocean Grove) 5-10 and growing
Humpday Runday Ocean Grove 6:00 p.m.
Meet  on the Boardwalk by the flagpole (Main & Ocean Avenues). This is a great new group with increasing numbers
Contact: Tony Bryson (contact on Facebook)

(Belmar) We are back in Belmar! Belmar we move back to Belmar on May 11.
This 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. All paces are welcome. Handy reminder: park on the lake side to avoid parking fees or tickets.
We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well!
Location changes to Belmar for Spring and Summer months.
Contact: Bob Both 
Reminder: The Thursday group run meets this week May 4 at Convention Hall in Asbury Park. Our run starts at 6pm. Park in the lot behind the Wonder Bar.NEXT WEEK we will be in Belmar. 

Trick or Trot
A JSRC Halloween Tradition
The Trick or Trot race is usually held on the last sunday in October preceding Halloween. It is a lot of ghoulish fun and prizes.
This year, Trick or Trot is seeking an assistant Race Director. The goal os to train the assistant Race Director so they will be prepared to assume the title of Race Director in 2018 or 2019.
If you've ever thoought about managing a race event, here's your chance to find out all about it!
If you are interested, please contact Mike Procopio
or anyone from the board for more information.

2017 TCS NYC Marathon Volunteers | November 5 | NYC
As we now know who will be running in the 2017 NYC Marathon, it is time for volunteers to sign on for our piece of the marathon day fun.
If you are not running, come out and join us for a great day of greeting the 50,000 finishers. At least 40 people are needed to work the Finish Area in Central Park. The club will provide transportation to and from NYC for all registered volunteers. This is great opportunity and is always a good time.

NYRR is considering a new spot for the JSRC. Although we may return to Cherry Hill, I have registered for the sponsor spotting and hospitality area. I expect this area to fill up faster than most. Even if we move to another area, I can have them transfer all JSRC volunteers together. We are signed up for the "early" or "half-day" shift:   "TCS Hospitality - Shift 1,"  so we won't have to work until 8 p.m.

Please sign up as soon as possible, so we can get into a good area.  Remember, you can always cancel (although we hope you don't) but once the area is closed you can not get in. They were pretty clear on that last year. So PLEASE sign up with the JSRC for this area, so we can show NYRR we are interested. Also, encourage your friends to register too-it's more fun that way.

If you want to volunteer,
If you're unsure of the commitment, please consider registering anyway...we cannot add volunteers after the deadline.
  • If you don't already have one, create a free New York Road Runners profile at 
  • Log on with your email and password.
  • Make sure you have a photo uploaded to your account. The photo should be a clear head shot with no sunglasses, no hat. Think passport photo.
  • Select the Volunteer tab from the left menu
  • Scroll down to the second light blue box in the middle marked "VOLUNTEER FOR THE TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON"
  • Select "FINISH 2017 TCS New York City Marathon"
  • Scroll down & select " "TCS Hospitality - Shift 1" and click "NEXT"
  • The screen should look like this:
  • Fill out the form on the next page
    • In the "volunteering with a group" drop down, scroll down choose "Jersey Shore Running Club"
  • You will receive a confirmation email
  • Email or call 732-749-0962 for help