May 2018              
Volume XXVII No. 8
                                            Jersey Shore Running Club 
May is here! Summer is on its way!!!!
In This Issue
Club Officers
Vice President:
Web Master
Social Media Officer
Carly DePolo 
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:

MaY 29
62 Main St., Manasquanl
7:15 p.m.


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: 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, May 12  
Special Olympics Track Meet
Long Branch High School 


May 2018

Sunday, May 6, 
CentraState Medical Center, Freehold

Friday, May 11, 
3rd Annual Twi-Knight 5K Run
Wall Municipal Complex,

Saturday, May 12, 
Monmouth Beach

Saturday, May 12, 
Princeton Pike Corporate
Center, Lawrenceville 

Saturday, May 19, 
Spring into Summer 5K, Middletown

Saturday, May 19,
 Sea Bright

Sunday, May 20, 

Sunday, May 20, 
NJ Sharing Network 
Celebration of Life 5K
Long Branch

Sunday, May 20, 
Sycamore Avenue Soccer Complex, Tinton Falls

Friday, May 26, 

Saturday, May 26,

June 2018

Saturday, June 2

Tuesday, June 12
5 Alarm 5K Run-Walk, Asbury Park

Saturday, June 16

Saturday, June 16
Red Bank, New Jersey

Saturday, June 16
4th Annual  Hawks Pre-Father's Day 5k Race &
1 Mile Run/Walk, 
Joe Palaia Park ,
Ocean Twp.

Saturday, June 23
Camouflage 5K, presented by Manasquan VFW 5K, Sea Girt Army Camp

Saturday, June 23
2nd Annual  Nicole's Heart 5K  Thompson Park, Lincroft, 

Sunday, June 24,
 Pine Beach

Saturday, June 30,
 Long Branch

July 2018

Sunday July 1, 
Stone Harbor, NJ  

Wednesday, July 4
 Firecraker Five

Sunday, July 8
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, July 8

Saturday, July 14, 

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

T he  JUNE Monthly issue is scheduled for the week of  June 3, 2018. Your submissions, ads and race applications MUST be submitted prior to the 8:00 PM deadline on Friday, JUNE 1, 2018

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:
The 10th Annual Sandy Hook Lighthouse Run/Walk for the Blind 
May 5, 2018  |  
 Sandy Hook

Club member Mike Relli says: "Now that the long races are behind us, don't forget to register and come out this Saturday for Joe Freeman 's Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5k that benefits the NJ Blind Citizens Association and Camp Happiness."

The starting time is 9:30 AM. The entry fee is $25 by April 25 - $30 after April 25th and Race Day, includes T-Shirt. 
Check-in time on Race Day begins at 8:00 AM.
Participants can pre register online at or

Awards will be presented to the top three male runners and top three female runners plus age group awards. Random prize drawings will be held at the end of the race.  

Special guests will be the Seeing Eye Puppies from the puppy raisers clubs in New Jersey. 

KIDS DASH - with age group prizes.
Kids fee: $10 includes Race Awards and medals for all participants. 

Special Olympics Track & Field Meet 2018
May 12, 2018  |  
Long Branch High School
We need at least 30 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 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 Marianne know ahead of time so I can be sure we have appropriate coverage.
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 will be helping out and you would like a community service letter after the event, please be sure to let us know ahead of time. 

Register online to volunteer.  Contact Marianne Ploskonka with any questions.

Sixth edition of TEDxAsburyPark
May 19, 2018 |
Paramount Theater, Asbury Park

TEDxAsburyPark (formerly TEDxNavesink).
Passion drives ideas, people, and communities to action. Passion makes leaders. Passion combined with knowledge creates new ideas worth spreading. Passion can lead both to creation and destruction, to inspiration, suffering, grit, compassion, and extraordinary service.  TEDxAsburyPark discovers and curates more than 25 speakers, entertainers, and artists who will share their passion stories on the Paramount Theatre stage in an all-day event.
Of special interest to JSRC is speaker Annica
Lin - who will be running a half marathon before her talk on May 19.

Annica Lin, "How does running marathons transform my life?"Self-proclaimed Iron Chef, Marathon Runner.
Annica spent her formative years in Taiwan, resolving to come to America to provide a better life for her family. To accomplish this, she saved up and bought herself a one-way ticket to NYC, where step by step, she worked herself up to her version of the American Dream. She earned a Master's degree at NYU, and rose through the ranks at a stock brokerage
on Wall Street. She later fell in love with digital media and decided to pursue it as her new career, becoming a Go
ogle-certified partner and working at advertising agencies. Through it all, she kept her passion for living her healthiest life. A self-proclaimed Iron Chef, she unintentionally discovered running in 2011. Struggling to run a mile on a dare, she stuck with the sport, and many enthusiastic years later, qualified for the Boston Marathon. She loves to share her passion for running and wants to help people fall in love with the sport.

Discount Code is JSRC and is good for 15% off reserved seats. 
Contact  Marcia Blackwell with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities 
Friday & Saturday | May  25-
26, 2018 |  Spring Lake

JSRC volunteers are needed for the Spring Lake 5 Kids' races Friday Evening at 6 p.m. If you can volunteer, pleas show up by 4 p.m. 

JSRC Volunteers are also needed for Saturday. If you are running, we could use your help with clean up AFTER the race and before the post race party.

A Reminder from the Spring Lake 5 
Saturday | May
26, 2018 |  Spring Lake

If you are a registered runner, and find that you cannot make the run, the Spring Lake Five has a transfer policy in place; please send an email to SPRINGLAKE5@SPRINGLAKE5.ORG requesting transfer information. Transfer opportunities will be limited.

If you run the race with an invalid number, or someone else's number and are caught, you will not be allowed to register in the future. 

If you are not registered and the race is closed, please consider working with one of our charity partners to gain entry. Unregistered runners are prohibited from running the event.
Member News
Rutgers Alumni Concert - 40+ years 
May 5  |   8:00 p.m. | Free
Support JSRC Club member and Rutgers alum Dave DeMonico by attending this concert. for more info, contact Dave. Live music, fun, and friends!

It's time to start thinking about days on the beach! On May 19th, run or walk Run With the Royals 5K for a good cause, then have fun at Donovan's Reef with an after-party on the beach. Live music, fun, and friends!
Register online and if you are a JSRC Member, get $5 discount at checkout!

Speed Training / Speed Class
Wall High School Track | 1630 18th Ave. | Belmar
Starts Tuesday, May 8, 2018. 
It's a six-week program meeting once a week at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at a location in Spring Lake/Wall area.
The course includes a combination of workouts as appropriate to the group: strides, intervals, fartleks, hill repeats, track workouts.  All levels of ability are welcome to participate.  Completion of the course will make you a stronger and faster runner and hopefully set you up to set a personal best.  Participants in past classes have improved their pace significantly over the course of the class.
Cost is $60 for Six Week program
For more information contact Run College or sign-up online 

Meet our New Members
New members Attending our April Meeting:
New Members:
  • Mary Beth O'Brien - found out about us through the races / New Paltz
  • Barry Goldberg- through races & Long Branch runs in the fall
  • Joan Goodman - first meeting / friendly club from races / 
  • Girard Burke - new member / Holmdel walk and working on running.
Meet New Member Matt Erickson
I have been running for about 6 years now. I work as a project manager for an energy service company, and my interests include coffee, craft beer, and country music. I started running in college to lose weight and get in shape, and surprised myself when I fell in love with the sport as a way to relax and let off steam. I am just getting back into my routine after having ankle surgery last year, and currently run two to three miles miles three to five days a week. I run between an 8:30-10:00 min/mile pace, though I am working towards increasing my distance and pace to where I was before my injury. Previous 5K PR was 23:02 and longest distance logged was 9.35 miles. My favorite place to run is Holmdel Park but I typically run through my neighborhood. My motivation to join this group is to meet new people who love running and work towards getting back to running pain free! 

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Upcoming Races & Events

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 

Club Runs
TUESDAY | Long Branch Windmill
Contact: 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 | Dunkin Donuts | 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. Near Dunkin Donuts at 16th Avenue & Ocean Avenue in Belmar. Members and non-members are invited to join in on the run. We are now running  six miles: south to Spring Lake and back.

THURSDAY - PM | Belmar
Contact: Bob Both or Dana Jacoby
The Thursday group run is now meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the Belmar Boardwalk by the Taylor Pavilion at 5th 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 meet NSIDE 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.

May JSRC Meeting 
TUESDAY |  May 31  
Manasquan Women's Club   | 7:15 p.m.
62 Main Street,  Manasquan
Come meet your fellow members & find out what's new with your running club

INFO MUST by be submitted by the race director or their designate; otherwise information will not be considered valid or included.
To get your information in the next newsletter please submit by Friday, JUNE 1 at 8:00 p.m.