APRIL 2017 UPDATES - Jersey Shore Running Club                   
Volume XXVI No. 5
Spring is in the air...
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
JSRC Races & Events  
April 22 
JSRC RunAPalooza | Asbury Park

April 29 
JSRC Lake Como Romp 5K | Lake Como

May 13
Special Olympics Track Meet |  Long Branch


Other Races
April 8 
April 8 
Princeton - Institute Woods 6K | 10 a.m. | Princeton
April 8 
Tinton Falls Fire Co. No. 1
Flashover 5k Monmouth Regional High School  | use promo code TFRUN to take $5 off any registration
April 8 
1st Annual Superhero Run | Whitesbog Village in Browns Mills

April 9
52nd Annual Captain Ronald Zinn Memorial Races | 5K Run, 10K Walk |   Wall Township  

April 29 
Second Annual Theresa's Trails 5K Run/1M Walk | Frist Campus Lawn, Princeton University

May 6   
Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5K |  Sandy Hook

May 6   
1st Annual Lantern Run 5k and Food Truck Festival
Township of Union

May 7 
Paulette's C of Blue
- 1 Mile - Kids Fun Run, Freehold

May 7 
Long Branch

May 13
Monmouth Beach PTO Run | Monmouth Beach

May 13
Chase the Rainbow 5K, Bucks Mill Park | Colts Neck

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

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

May 20, 5K, HomeFront's Run/Walk for Hope, Princeton

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

May 21
Watershed 10K/5K Trail Run & Festival | Pennington

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

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

June 4 
NYC 5K Schlep: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Run / Walk, Battery Park City, NYC

June 11 
13th Annual Jersey Shore 5K for Kidneys | Wall Complex, Wall

June 13
Asbury Park

June 17 
39th Annual Cape May Point 5 Mile Run |
Cape May Point

June 17 
1st Annual Super Dads 5k 
Race and 1 mile fun run, Green Acres Park,Brielle

June 17 
Chasing Dreams 5K Run/Walk & Community Block Party | 9am | Camden

June 25 
Ocean Running Club
Pine Beach

To see the full race calendar click here 

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

From baseball caps to socks, JSRC can cover you from head to toe with
stylish "can't run-without" goodies. Items are available at Club Runs, Events, & Meetings. Please email gear@jsrc.org to find out what's in stock.

Check your membership status here.

Join or Renew Today
JSRC recycles those little safety pins that we provide at no charge to you at
all the races to attach your racing number bib
to your shirt. Rather than throw them out and, before you lose them, send
your pins in an envelope to: JSRC Pins, PO Box 7492, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.
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.

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:

* Check spelling, grammar and proper names before submitting your information.
* Photos should be a minimumum of 300dpi and DO NOT embed photos
in a Word document.
Send photos as a jpg or png file.
* Include your name, photographer's name
and subjects' name(s) so we can give proper credit!

Send submissions to:
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 tonewsletter@jsrc.org.

Wishing all of our JSRC members a

Happy Easter
 & Happy Passover
March 28 Meeting
Was held at Rockafellas in Long Branch. Needless to say they were great hosts and a good time was had by all!

JSRC News you can use:
RunAPalooza registration closed on March 31.
If space is still available, race apps will be accepted. Note the price increased as of April 1.
To fin sign up for the 5K, Half Marathon, or the signature team-building Relay marathon event !
Details on the RunAPalooza official website: www.runAPalooza.org

LIGHTHOUSE 5K | May 6 | Sandy Hook | 9:30 a.m.
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5k Run & Walk for the Blind will be held at the Sandy Hook Lighthouse at Fort Hancock on May 6th, 2017. The race features all paces for the scenic 3.1 mile tour of the historic Fort Hancock property. The Eatontown Lions Club sponsors the event and all of the proceeds go to the NJ Blind Citizens Association and Camp Happiness.
The race begins at 9:30 a.m. and an after-race gathering will be announced. In addition to the 5k, there will be a Children's Dash at 10:30 a.m., and, as a special feature, we have invited the Seeing Eye Dog Handlers back with their wonderful puppies who do so much for those in need.
The Jersey Shore Running Club will once again provide logistics and registration support. Come join us for a most worthy cause!
Online registration click here.
Sign up now to volunteer at the Monmouth & Ocean County Special Olympics Track Meet to be held at Long Branch High School on Saturday, May 13. Register online. Please contact Marianne Ploskonka for more information.

SPRING LAKE 5 | May 27 | Spring Lake
Only opportunities left are through charities. JSRC reminds you that you can do volunteer duty with Jack Cheer and Bill Koch.
The race director wants to remind you that if you need a bib transfer, to contact them ASAP. Do not wait until raceday.

RIVER QUEEN CRUISE | July 15 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
SAVE the DATE!. Pricing and registration details will be forthcoming in our next newsletter.

Membership Update
As you know the Club has had a custom membership database, It's great but it isn't super user friendly. So we are making a few changes. In the near future, JSRC will be moving memberships from our custom database into RunSignup. This change will allow club members to manage their own membership details and changes, such as name, email, etc. JSRC will also be better able to offer discounts to Club events for active members.
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

Lake Como 5K Romp
Saturday, April 29 | Lake Como
This annual JSRC race is a flat and fast course through Lake Como & Spring Lake. As always, the Post Race Party will be at Bar A with the annual FREE barbeque and soda, plus drink specials.
Proceeds from the Lake Como Romp benefit Elks' Camp Moore for Children with Special Needs as well as the Lake Como Giving Tree.
Sign up today! It's only  $20 through April 14th!
Then the rate goes up to $25. Act now and save $5.
Race info:
Friday, April 28: Early Shirt Pickup (Bar Anticipation) | 5:30-7p.m.
Race Day Registration & Pickup (Bar Anticipation) | 8:30 a.m.
5K Race Start: 10:00 a.m. 
Awards & Prizes: Top 5 overall male & female

This is an official JSRC race please sign up and support our club.

Thorne Race Fifteen Finale
Sunday, May 21 | West Long Branch
This will be the Finale Fifteen for the 4-mile Michael W. Thorne Scholarship Run. For those of you who have participated in the past, we know that you have enjoyed the distance, the awards, random prizes and the post-race party.
Please come out and make our "retirement" race the best yet. Your support will enable us to continue to give out scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have demonstrated the spirit of volunteerism in their community. . .what Michael was doing when he lost his life. 
If you cannot participate, please consider donating to the scholarship fund...any amount is appreciated.
If you would like additional information on sponsorship, please contact Mindy Brady.  
To register, click here to download the pdf application form.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

We got mail!!!
Our First Half Marathon
My husband, Scott Poyner, and I just competed our first half marathon: The Disney Princess Half Marathon in Walt Disney World Orlando Florida.
Where do I send our picture? I am a breast cancer warrior, I beat cancer so I decided to run a half marathon!
Pauline Poyner

Congratulations on the half marathon and beating cancer! Well done! You may submit your photos in jpg or png format to newsletter@jsrc.org for insertion in the newsletter. For the website, please send them to webmaster@jsrc.org

About those newsletters...
I just joined JSRC. Is there a regular club newsletter that gets emailed around periodically, or other regular communications? 
Thanks, and excited to finally be a member!
John Chartier

Newsletters are emailed periodically to Club members, usually once a month. You can see links to recent newsletters on the JSRC website.

Runners Treadmill Resource Guide
Hi there,
My name is Ilona and I'm reaching out to share a resource that our team at Reviews.com recently put together for runners. For those of us looking to maximize our training without having to rely on favorable weather conditions, a treadmill can be a great solution. Let's face it, a treadmill is a hefty investment, and finding the right one is not a one-size-fits-all process.
That's why our research team recently spent six weeks testing and evaluating 65 treadmills currently on the market. With the help of exercise physiologists and fitness experts, we examined models for versatility, portability, and usability. Once we narrowed down our list, we personally tested our finalists to come up with our top three picks: best overall, most immersive experience, and best for race prep.
You can see our research and choices here.
I'd love to hear your members thoughts on our research!
Ilona Abramova

Congratulations to NYC Half Marathoner John Kilduff who finished first in his age group.

Meet Our New Members
John Chartier
I'm excited to be a new member of JSRC! I just received the welcome letter and wanted to share information as suggested.
I run because I love it. It helps me keep fit and is an incredible stress reliever.
I'm just getting back up to speed after Meniscus repair surgery in September, 2016. I'm trying to get up to 20-plus miles per week. Lately, I've been doing a long run on Saturday or Sunday of about seven miles with a plan to increase it to 10 miles. During the week, I fit it in when I can, three miles one day, four miles on another, a combination of treadmill and running outside.
I run on the boardwalk in Long Branch and around where I work -- in Newark.
My favorite distance is a half marathon. I started running three years ago and have run RunAPalooza all three of those years.
I ran the Philadelphia Marathon in 2015 in 4:19. It was my very first.  This year, I'm running the Baltimore Marathon and hoping to achieve 4:00.
Occupation/Interests: I'm a public relations professional, working for a large financial services firm.
In addition to running, I'm dad to two teenage girls, love books, history, baseball, the beach, going to museums, craft beer and really good coffee!
I am open to and appreciative of any tips, advice help in learning to run faster and injury-free and looking forward to meeting fellow runners!
John Chartier

Welcome Our New Members at the March Meeting
Clare McDowell, Lindsay Berman and Nina Koridek attended their first meetings. We welcome you to the Greatest Club You Will Ever JOIN!!!

Past Events
Participated in several St. Patrick's parades in March :
Belmar St. Patrick's Parade
on Sunday, March 5 about 20 JSRC members marched in the parade from Lake Como to Goodwill Fire Department. Nice weather but freezing!
Asbury Park St. Patrick's Parade
on Sunday, March 12 around 30 JSRC marchers paraded in unbeleivably cold and windy weather. these hardy souls started at Kim Marie's and finished at Main and Cookman Avenues. Our parade crew partook in the various after march festivities all over the block and up to the train station .
Can't wait until next time!


NYC Half Marathon.
On Sunday, March 19, 28 JSRC members finished this race adnd we are happy to say many personal records fell. Congratulations to all!

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k.
Took place on April 1 in Philadelphia. Our intrepid chocolate-loving Club members,  (L to R) Peggy McKean, Nancy Thorne, Carly DePolo, Kathie Napoliton, Danny Napoliton, Barbara Keenan, Terry McKean, Mindy Brady, Ira Wiss, Adrienne Steinway, Jessie Joseph and Michelle Mendez, allparticipated in this fun event. Here they are after a chocolate feast modeling their new swag!
E. Murray Todd Half Marathon
took place on Sunday, March 12. It was a chilly and hilly run through the backroads in Lincroft, luckily there was no snow. 10 JSRC members finished

St. Paddy's Day 8K
was held Sunday, March 19. This year the distance was changed to an 8k to attract runners. Although there was lighter attendance it was successful and something to consider next year.

Bar A Kilt Run/Walk
on Saturday, March 25 saw 680 runners in kilts. As always it was a Gio-tastic event with a great after party at Bar A. This race benefitted Belmar St. Patrick's Day Parade for 2018.

Highlands Guinness Run
happened on Saturday, March 11. this race has runners running with a beer-colored liquid. The winner must be first and have no spillage. It is a zero-tolerance spillage event. Because it was a beer-colored liquid, no true product was harmed in the event. It offered a great after party with lots of food and fun.

Group Runs

(Bodman & OG) / Off and On at Bodman due to races in NY - but picking up OG still going good

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.
Contact: Mark Griggs or Ivone Lopes (contact on Facebook)

(OG) 5-10 and growing
Humpday Runday Ocean Grove 6:00 p.m.
Meet  on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Avesnue).
Contact: Tony Bryson (contact on Facebook)

(Belmar) Still draws 20+ / Asbury Park Convention Hall until Belmar opens the bathrooms.
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!
Location changes to Belmar for Spring and Summer months.
Contact: Bob Both 
Reminder: The Thursday group run is now meeting at Convention Hall in Asbury Park. Our run starts at 6pm. Park in the lot behind the Wonder Bar.

Are you interested in helping at a JSRC race? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available. Check the Race Calendar on the JSRC web page to select a race that is convenient for your schedule. Contact   Tina Duda, the volunteer coordinator at volunteers@jsrc.org, for more information, or contact the race director, any of the Club Officers, or sign up at one of our Club meetings.

Get involved in YOUR Running Club.Volunteer services are always needed. Next time you don't feel like running, volunteer. In most cases, the odds are that your help would be more than welcome.
Offering to help out takes only a few hours a month. All Members are invited to participate, and who knows...you may even make a few new best friends in the process. Plus, after volunteering (and working) for four or more events, the beautiful JSRC lapel pin will be yours! Volunteer to get yours today!

If you aren't running in RunAPalooza, please consider volunteering. Please contact Race director, Bob Both, if you can help out..

2017 TCS NYC Marathon Volunteering
The JSRC will once again be volunteering at the TCS New York City Marathon. 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. If you want to volunteer, you MUST follow the instructions below to register by August 30, 2017. 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 https://mynyrr.nyrr.org/signup 
  • Log on https://mynyrr.nyrr.org/login 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 "Hospitality and Catching: Shift 1" and click "NEXT"
  • 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 jsrc.nycmarathon@verizon.net or call 732-749-0962 for help