May 2019           Volume XXVIII No. 5
May Club Meeting
Tuesday, May 28 | 7:15 pm
Road Runner Sports
490 Broad Street, Suite 1
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Ocean Grove
The large boardwalk fire in April shut down the boardwalk between Ocean Grove and Asbury Park. The boardwalk connecting both towns is now open again. No need to detour around Wesley Lake anymore. Enjoy running along the boards through all the coastal towns.
2019 Monmouth-Ocean County
Special Olympics Track and Field Meet
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Long Branch High School.
Marianne Ploskonka , JSRC Special
Olympics Event Coordinator says she needs 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 AM.
The meet is usually over by 2 or 3 PM.

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. You will be contacted after the event based on your 'yes' answer.
Our races can't be run without the help of our Volunteers!
Volunteers are critical to the success of the JSRC. Volunteering is a great opportunity to be involved, make friends and have some fun supporting the runners. We are always in need of volunteers and your help! Please reach out to Michelle Mendes at  to get involved.

Current volunteer opportunities:
Bodman Sunday Run - Middletown
We are looking for people to help our coordinator with this long-standing group run to assist with refreshment stops. If interested, please contact the Club President . Email:  

Spring Lake 5 Kids' Races - Friday May 24
We need volunteers to coordinate the “thousands of little citizens ages 3 and up” at the start/finish and match up kids with parents in the corral after each heat

Saturday in the Park
Providence House (the beneficiary of Saturday in the Park) is looking for runners to attend a gift auction June 7, 2019 at Georgian Court in Lakewood. Contact Penny Hinck for more details.

Trick or Trot 
The JSRC is looking for a hero - or heroes - to race direct the 2019 Deal Trick or Trot! Help keep this fun 25-year JSRC tradition going strong! Contact Mike Procopio ( ) if you are interested.
Saturday, September 14 | 6:00– 9:00 p.m.
We're doing it again! Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow members over dinner and drinks while cruising along the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant Canal and Barnegat Bay on the River Belle river boat.
Details to come!
The River Belle Sightseeing & Dinner Cruise Boat | 47 Broadway, Point Pleasa nt Beach, New Jersey 08742
Member News
Heartfelt condolences to
Kathie and Scott Leveson
Our thoughts are with Kathie and Scott on the passing of Kathie's mother Helen K. McGee. Services will be held May 11 in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Sincerest condolences to
Grace Baratta Mykytok
on the recent passing of her father, Emanuel "Poppy" Angelo Baratta. 
New members
Stephen E. Ingram
I have always run, but never considered myself a runner. Last year, I started competing in competitive Spartan races, and joined JAR of Hope's race team with which I ran in the New York City Marathon last year. I will run it again this year. I am a local financial adviser near Red Bank, working with small business owners on their business and personal financial goals. My favorite place to run and train is on the Long Branch boardwalk and through Fort Monmouth. I look forward to improving my endurance and to make new friends in the running community. 
Maria Ortega EMT
I just joined! I’m a graduate student at George Washington University and Rutgers with plans to attend medical school upon graduation. Right now, I’m an EMT at RWJ. I started running in middle school because my old brother did and I wanted to be as cool as he was. Naturally, I picked mid-field positions in high school field hockey and lacrosse just to run around. I have continued to run on and off, but now I’m looking to add consistency (and maybe speed) to my running! I’m currently working on training for 5K and 10K in the hopes of running a half marathon in the fall and a full marathon in the spring! 

Mike Chrepta
I run 5Ks to 10miles, for the fun of running. My favorites are the races along the beach. I do IT Project Management, but rather would be working in a cigar lounge. I Live n Ledgewood, NJ

Inez Crismali
I run because it makes happy and I love to challenge myself. My mileage varies depending on what I'm training for. I love racing anything from the mile to half marathons. I run in the Hamilton or Princeton area usually after work. My PRs are as follows The Mile, 6:02; 5K, 20:59; 5-Mile, 35:58; 10K/ 13.1, 1:40; 26.2, 3:49. My favorite races are the mile and 5ks. I work at PPD in Hamilton as an Executive Assistant. I have two children Riley and Noah who are my world. They keep me on my toes! That's one more reason to keep running. I recently completed the Mile Mania series at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island and had such a great experience meeting runners from all over NY and NJ. My big dream is to qualify for the Olympic Trials.
Upcoming Evens
B arnes & Noble Book Signing
Katie Arnold, author of Running Home
Katie Arnold, the 2018 Leadville Trail 100 Run Women's Champion, will be holding a discussion, Q&A and signing her new memoir,  Running Home .
Katie Arnold is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine .
A percentage of the net sales from this event will be donated to the JSRC. Please print and bring the attached voucher to ensure your purchase is counted.

Racing News
HASHaTHON 6Mile Trail Run 
Sunday, November 10 | Matawan

We are pleased that John and Laura Moetz volunteered to be our new race directors for HASHaTHON 6 Mile Treacherous Trail Run , a long-time Club favorite.
Sunday, December 1
Bodman Park - Middletown
JSRC is equally pleased that John O'Gorman  and  Karen Kelly  will be race directors for the  Navesink Challenge  2019. Stay tuned for more details.
JSRC Group Runs
TUESDAY-6PM (6:30 summer )
"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
16 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.
Convention Hall
Asbury Park
Park in the lot behind The Wonder Bar.
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 as well!.

Bodman Park at Clubhouse
Navesink River Road, Middletown
Contact: John Kilduff (via  FB )
Meet at the Clubhouse Market Street, Middletown. Groups run from 6 to 22 miles mostly on trails through Hartshorne Woods Park & Huber Woods & surrounding areas. There are plenty of hills— 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 people to help with this long-standing group run. If interested, please contact the club President. Send email to:  
(7AM summer)
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 MediaEmeritus:
Carly DePolo

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

To get your race listed or publicized in the 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.

Next Club Meeting
Road Runner Sports

2019 Club Meeting
s ubject to change
June 25 – Goodwill Hose Belmar
July 30 Monmouth Beach Cultural Center. Special Guest will be Ivy Rehab.
August 27 – Deal FD - BBQ
September 24 – Shillelagh Club
October 29 – Manasquan FD
November 26 Bradley Beach FD

Club Events

Saturday, May 11
Special Olympics
Track & Field

Saturday, September 7 Saturday in the Park Women's 5K

Late October
Deal Trick or Trot 4 Mile Race - TBD Late October

November 10 HASHaTHON:  

Fall Train Run

December 1
Navesink Challenge -
Registration coming 

To get your information in the next newsletter please submit by
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Friday, June 7
Upcoming Races
Click on the race name to see more details

May 2019

Saturday, May 11
Long Branch High School  

Race for Ray King 5K,
Toms River mail-in entry form

Sunday, May 12
Run the Hook 5K & 10K , Sandy Hook, NJ

Saturday, May 18, 
Register with link or send in the  mail-in entry form

Spring into Summer 5K , Middletown
Register with link or send in the  mail-in entry form

MMSC Run for the Animals 5K  to benefit Marine Mammal Stranding Center

Ocean Grove, NJ 

Run for Freedom 5K , Freehold, NJ  

Cape May Airport, Cape May, NJ

Sunday, May 19
Bahr's Landing, Highlands, NJ (limited to 150 racers)

5K for Suicide Prevention,  registration link
Little Silver

Sea Girt, NJ

Long Branch, NJ

Saturday, May 25
Spring Lake, NJ (sold out)

Click here  or go to  to view the complete race calendar.
M ay is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life? It also reduces your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Yet most people don’t get the recommended amount of physical activity.
Here are just a few benefits of physical activity:
  • Children and adolescents – Improve muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health
  • Adults – Lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer
  • Older adults – Lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills)

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:
  • Aim for at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. This includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves.
  • Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least 2 days a week.
Physical activity good is for everyone's health. No matter what shape you'e in, you can find activities that work for you.
H ere are just a few ideas to increase physical activity:
  • Start by making small changes, like taking a walk after dinner or going for a bike ride.
  • Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of every student’s day.
  • Identify youth leaders in the community who can talk to their peers about the importance of being active.
Benefit JSRC
when buying from Amazon this Mother's Day!
With Mother's Day right around the corner, remember to use the JSRC link when you buy anything from Amazon to raise money for the club.   Click Here   for the Amazon Smiles link.