October 2018          Volume XXVII No. 16 
Spooky times ahead!
October 30, 2018
JSRC October Club Meeting
Tuesday, October 30 | 7:15 pm 
Manasquan Firehouse
33 Abe Vorhees Dr., Manasquan, NJ
Come for the fun, news and pizza!
Chat with club members and hear about past and upcoming races, events and share a great time!

If you want to become more active in your club, now's the time to speak up. Nominations for Board members are open at this upcoming meeting. All positions are open for re-election.
Last call for Jersey Shore Half Marathon
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 | 9:00 a.m.
Rum Runner, Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright NJ
Registration: On site Sunday - 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Presented by the  Shore Athletic Club , the  Jersey Shore Half Marathon  has a history that places it as one of the oldest distance events held in New Jersey and the surrounding area. The first Jersey Shore Marathon was held January 9, 1972. The growth of major fall marathons created a demand for quality half marathon distance races prior to the fall marathons and thus in1986 the Jersey Shore Marathon became the Jersey Shore Half Marathon. The Jersey Shore Half Marathon continues a great racing tradition established forty six years ago.
XC Updates
2018 Cross Country Series Continues
YOUTH SERIES | 9:00 a.m.
Dates: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/22, 9/29, 10/7, 10/13, 10/21 and 10/28
Location: Holmdel Park – 44 Longstreet Road Holmdel, NJ
Registration: On site only - $5 per race |
Contact: Lester Wright |  leswrightjr@gmail.com
ADULT SERIES | 9:00 a.m. Run or Shine
Join our 5K race along with team, age group and individual scoring, series prizes, all ages and abilities welcome and no advanced registration required!
Week 3 - 10/13: Tatum Park (enter off Holland Road), Middletown.  Course map .  
Week 4 - 10/20: Dorbrook Park, County Road 537, Colts Neck.
Week 5 - 10/27: Shark River Park, Gully Road, Wall.  Course map .
Week 6 - 11/3 Holmdel Park, Longstreet Road, Holmdel.  Course map
You can find more information in our  Facebook group  or send an email to 
Club Member News
Meet New Member: John Gore
John Gore
Hello everybody, my name is John Gore. I have been running and racing for over 10 years now. I was bitten by the running bug in my early 40s, when
I decided I needed to get into shape. As my weight dropped-off (I shed 30lbs) and my mileage ramped up,
a work colleague (a keen runner) suggested I try a race. He recommended the GSC in Red Bank, then a 5-miler. I completed it in 33.10 and just loved the experience. I was totally hooked. Within a year, at the suggestion of my wife—thanks Catharine! —I tackled the Rotterdam Marathon for charity. We lived in The Netherlands back in the 1990s. . .and I remembered that Holland is very flat! I crossed the line in 3.34.06, but more importantly, I raised over $10,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Just over a decade later, and I am approaching my 100 th  race, and my 1000 th  run. My running log—sadly, I have mapped all 991 training runs and races—now extends to many volumes. My wife thinks I am nuts. My target each year is to run 1000 miles; about 20 miles a week. Injuries, heavy snow, and work commitments, can make it tough, but most years I hit it, or get close. I live in Leonardo within a few minutes of Huber Woods. With Hartshorne Woods and the Henry Hudson trail just up the road, I consider myself very lucky. But watch out for those dreaded deer ticks ! I am a veteran of Lyme Disease; no fewer than four cases or flare-ups since 2012! 
Sunday morning, come rain, knee-deep snow or the occasional hurricane, is my main run of the week. This is typically 12-15 miles around the Navesink, Red Bank and Bay area. This is my time, and my chance to “de-stress“. . .and, I need it. I work in the busy, competitive and chaotic world of trans-Atlantic container shipping. Not a career path I would recommend to any sane person.
My race targets, at the tender age of 53, are to stay under 20 minutes for 5Ks, and just to enjoy 15ks and half-marathons. My favorite local races in the calendar are: The Pier House 5 (because everyone is there!) The E. Murray Todd, The HashaThon and The Navesink Challenge (15K of course!) 
Oh, I should add I am British. I wear my Union Jack t-shirt at the SAC XC series! Given pending college visits with my daughter, I think I can hopefully manage Saturdays 1,4, 5 and 6!
I should have joined JSRC years ago. Go Runners! See you on the trails of Navesink!
New Members at our September Meeting:
Vickie Nelson : Vickie is in the nursing field needed an option to running. Started walking which led to running.

Happy news!
Best wishes and congratulations to club member Jakov Philosof and his new bride, Eleusa Pessoa . We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, April 6, 2019
RunAPalooza | Seaside Heights through Asbury Park
We need people to be on the Race Committee to manage key areas of the race. If you ever wanted to learn about what goes into managing a large race, here's your chance. we always need volunteers on race day, but we also need help BEFORE the race while we are still in the planning stages. We need to fill the following slots on our committee
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Music/Band Coordinator
  • Awards/ Awards Ceremony Coordinator
  • Clocks & Timing Coordinators & Managers
  • Race Hospitality Coordinator
  • Race Bibs Manager. and Coordinator
  • Personal Comfort Station Coordinator (aka manager & coordinator of Port-A-John facilities locations)
For more information about these jobs or to volunteer for one, contact Bob both, Race Director here .
JSRC Racing News
Deal Trick or Trot 4-Miler
25th Anniversary Edition
Sunday, October 28, 2018
One of the Club’s older events.
Includes a Pet Walk, Kids Races,Costume Contests and Parade. We partner with Shore Athletic Club to include the Harry Drazin Memorial Race Walk (also 4 Miles). Online registration is available here https://runsignup.com/jsrctrickortrot .
Sign up today!
6-Mile Trail Race
Sunday, November 11, 2018
An SRC Sponsored Event.
The course encompasses winding wooded trails, gullies, footbridges, small streams, mud, fallen trees, leaves, varmints, and several eco-systems. You will run through cedar forest & beautiful wetlands. It is tough, challenging and hilly, but most everyone finishes intact.

Top three Overall,
Three-deep in 10-year age groups through 80!
Fun awards: Muddiest, Bloodiest, and so forth. Special Raffle and other prizes.

Post-race Celebration!
New shirt this year guaranteed to make you smile! This shirt has the unique Hashathon artwork and is long sleeved.
Adult sizes only.  

Cheesequake State Park
300 Gordon Road
Matawan, NJ 07747

Exit 120 off GSP, Follow signs to the Pavilion at the lake.

Race Time:
10:30 am: 1 Mile Fun Run for kids - $5.00
11am: 6 Mile Trail Race

Race Day: 9:30 AM
Entry Fee:
$15.00 - NO Shirt ($20.00 after Nov. 4)
$32.00 - Pre-reg Combo - Long Sleeve Cotton T-shirt and Race
$37.00 - Late-reg after Nov. 4 & Race Day Combo - Long Sleeve Cotton T-shirt and Race (while supplies last)
Navesink Challenge 2018
Sunday, November 25
The Navesink Challenge has a great committee of fun and dedicated members ... but can always use more energy and knowledge! No matter what your skills, interest or talent may be, they can use you ... yes YOU! Race day planning, party planning, web design, organizing - anything that helps make the day a great experience for our runners, volunteers and sponsors all are welcomed! 
If you think you might be interested or have any questions, please contact the Race Directors at  Navesink.challenge@gmail.com
RunAPalooza 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Seaside Heights to Asbury Park
T he Jersey Shore Relay
Relay teams run from Seaside Heights to Asbury Park, NJ on an awesome 26-mile oceanfront course along many boardwalks and past scenic venues.
The Asbury Park Half Marathon
Starts and finishes in Asbury Park. Run the USATF Certified Course through the beautiful Jersey Shore towns of Deal, Interlaken, Allenhurst, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach and Avon-by-the-Sea.
The Jersey Shore 5K
Fast and flat. Starts and finishes in Asbury Park. Scenic course with views of Stone Pony, Madam Marie, Convention Hall, and the Great Auditorium. Finish on the historic Asbury Park Boardwalk.
To register for RunAalooza click here .
Three Great events in one!

T he Jersey Shore Relay
The Asbury Park Half Marathon
The Jersey Shore 5K

Club Information
Club Officers
President:  Mike Procopio
Vice President: Robert Galizio
Secretary:  Joe Freeman
Treasurer:  Mindy Brady
Web Master:  Penny Hinck
Logistics:  Phil Hinck
Social Media: Carly DePolo  
Directors at Large:
Jack Cheer
Lydia Breckenridge
Membership Coordinator:
Volunteer Coordinator: 
Newsletter Editor: Barbara Hay

Membership Updates:  
Send a 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.

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Go to:
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Club Meetings
TUESDAY-October 30
Manasquan Fire Dept. 
TUESDAY-November 27, Bradley Beach Firehouse
Bradley Beach

Club Events
Saturday XC Mornings September 29-November 3
9 a.m. various Monmouth County Parks

• Sunday, October 28
Deal Casino, Deal

• Sunday, November 18

• Sunday, November 25

• Saturday, January 26
The Annual Gala

• Saturday, April 6, 2019
R unAPalooza , Asbury Park

Club Group Runs
Long Branch, Windmill
Contact: Ivone Lopes (FB)

Humpday Runday
Ocean Grove.
C ontact: Tony Bryson (FB)

Rise n' Shine 
Contact: Debrah Alpert(FB)

Belmar Boardwalk at
Taylor Pavilion 
Contact:  Bob Both  or  Dana Jacoby  ( via FB )
Bodman Park in Middletown

Ocean Grove
Contact:  Tina Plantamura

To get your information in the next newsletter please submit by 8:00 p.m . Friday, Nov. 2 .

Upcoming Races

October 2018
Sunday, October 7
Jersey Shore Half Marathon , Sandy Hook, New Jersey 
The Valerie Fund 5K Run and Walk , Long Branch, New Jersey
Saturday, October 13
Shillelagh 5K , Bar A, Lake Como, New Jersey   paper entry form  or   online registration link
Sunday, October 14
Seaside Half Marathon , Seaside, New Jersey
Fred Torres Memorial Run , Garret Mountain, Woodland Park, New Jersey
Saturday, October 20
Sunday, October 21
Wall Municipal Complex
Shrewsbury Classic , Shrewsbury
Saturday, October 27
Sea Girt Army Camp, Sea Girt
Sunday, October 28
Deal Casino, Deal
7th Annual FCA 5K,  Thompson Park, Lincroft
MissionCleanWater “Virtual Run”  missioncleanwater.org 

November 2018
Saturday, November 3
Beauty and the Beach  5 Mile Run for Women, Long Branch, New Jersey
Sunday, November 4
Wall athletic Fields, Wall Twp.
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel
2018, NYC Marathon Bus
Sunday, November 11
Six Mile Trail Race, Cheesequake State Park, Matawan
Saturday, November 17
Manasquan Turkey Run , Manasquan
Sunday, November 18  
Asbury Park, NJ
Friday, November 23
Saturday, November 24  
Sunday, November 25    
JSRC Navesink Challenge , Middletown

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