February 2019          Volume XXVIII No. 2
February Club Meeting
Tuesday, February 26 | 7:15 pm
Deal Fire House
110 Brighton Ave., Deal, NJ 07723
Come for the fun, news and a home-cooked meal by Scott Lewis! 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. Meet the new President and which him Happy Birthday!
JSRC Event News
A Starry, Starry Night
Congratulations to our Special Award Winners:
Al McKean Volunteer of the Year" Award:
Pat Abbott
Spirit Award: Manolo Teijelo
President's Award:
Karen Kelly & John O'Gorman
Congratulations and a great big thank you to the 2019-2021JSRC Board of Directors, especially the newly elected for the first time. Your volunteerism as a club officer is what makes the JSRC one of the best clubs in NJ.
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St. Patrick's Day
Parades and Celebrations
JSRC Parade Committee s busy at work planning for our meeting places for our annual parade "run" past the viewing stand. Full details will be posted soon. Time to get your "Luck o'the Irish green" attire ready!
45th Annual Belmar Parade
Sunday, March 3
Parade steps off at 12:30 p.m.

6th Annual Asbury Park Parade
Sunday, March 10
Parade steps off at 1:00p.m. at Fifth Avenue and Ocean Avenue.
E. Murray Todd Half
Sunday, March 10 | Brookdale CC
Thanks to club member Donald Schwartz
JSRC received a group discount ($10 off the registration fee) for the  E. Murray Todd Half Marathon , set for Sunday, March 10, at Brookdale Community College · Lincroft, NJ
Registration Fee: $30
JSRC registered participants as of February 19:
Deborah Alpert; Victoria Bennett; Tony Bryson; Victoria Cappiello; Sean Condon; Don Cooper; Lori Faust; Pete Foytlin; Collette Franklin; Gary Franklin; Mere Lynn; Kerry Mayerson; Megan Moran; Jennifer Moranti; Donald Schwartz; Krissy Marie Suckow; Riche Tovar
If you are interested or want more info, Please text Don at 973-583-2450. Include your address, e-mail, age and shirt size. You will pick up your own packet. Don will contact as to the $30 registration fee. Do not register online.
Sunday, April 27 | Bar A
Registration Fee: $25 through April 19
$30 April 20 - April 27
Early Shirt pick up: April 26 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Bar A.
15th Annual   Lake Como 5K Romp
This is a JSRC club race.

Proceeds will benefit Elks Camp Moore for Children with Special Needs and Lake Como Giving Tree .
Please come out and support your club!
Member News
Members on the move
To Navesink Challenge Race Director Leslie McKernan on her retirement and upcoming move to her beautiful retirement home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She did a fantastic job as Navesink race diretor and although we will miss her, we wish her much happiness in her new home!

Congratulations also go to long-time club member and former St. Patrick's Day parade coordinator Barbara Keenan on her recent move to Hilton Head, South Carolina. Club member Deb Kelso has also moved to South Carolina for her retirement. We wish them much happiness in her new homes!
Meet Member
Kristen Girone
Kristen Gironesays she is excited to be a member of the JSRC. She lives in Manalapan with her husband and two kids. Kristen teaches middle school in Cranford, NJ. She says that in 2012 she decided she wanted to try and run a 5K…just one 5K and she would be happy. Fast forward to 2018 where after running many more miles and races in addition to that one 5K she set out to do, she found herself training for her first full marathon. She ran and completed the Marine Corps Marathon in October 2018 and became hooked. She hopes to run it again in 2019 and is working on her 9+1 for NYC 2020. She says "I have met so many amazing people throughout my first seven years as a runner and look forward to meeting many more through this club!"
Joseph Renzella Award Ceremony
Friday, February 15th.
The local community honored an American hero—our very own Joe Renzella at VFW Post 2226 in Oakhurst on February 15 . Joe was drafted into the Army in 1964 and served 10 years, doing three tours in Vietnam. He earned a total of thirty-five decorations for his bravery and valor under fire—including nine Battle Stars; four Bronze Stars (two With Valor ); a Purple Heart; Vietnamese Staff Service Medal, Second Class; National Defense Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; nine Campaign Stars, two Good Conduct Medals, two Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, six Overseas Combat Bars and three Service Stripes. Club member Major Jaime Hrzic presented Joe Renzella with a Good Conduct Medal (third award) for the period 13 February 1970 through 12 February 1973 and the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service during the period 18 October 1968 to September 1969.  
All who know Joe know how patriotic he is and his kind spirit. He is a very active member of JSRC and you can see him running with the flag in his patriotic attire.
It was an honor
was my honor to award a fellow Jersey Shore Running Club runner and my friend with two medals: the Army Commendation Medal and Good Conduct Medal, for his time served in the Army 50 years ago during Vietnam. Joe served ten years and did three tours in Vietnam; seeing combat in nine out of 17 campaigns.
Today, Joe can be seen at many of the local races wearing red, white and blue while running with the American flag. Joe is one of the most humble people you will meet despite earning more than 35 awards for valor and bravery which include a Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars (two with Valor, the highest designation). The world needs more men like Joe. He is the epitome of Service Before Self . I am proud to follow in the footsteps of this great military hero.
Major Jaime Hrzic
Racing News
16th Annual Manasquan
Mid-Winter Beach Run
February 16 | Manasquan
The 16th Annual Manasquan Mid-Winter Beach Run was held Saturday, February 16.
Club member Jack Mun n sent us this photo of Dave DeMonico doing his traditional trumpeting for the runners!
Cheers to Race Director  Mary O'Brien Gio Giaquinto , Manasquan Rescue Squad, volunteers and all involved, for another successful fun event.
It was a really great day - with nearly 1100 finishers!
It was such a great day to run that Running Royalty—aka Penny & Phil Hinck— were spotted on the Manasquan Mid-Winter Beach run! Having helped at the start and finish (and other aspects of the race) for all of the 15 previous Beach Runs (plus hundreds of other Shore Area races for decades), Phil and Penny Hinck changed direction and actuallyRAN a race! They used to race often, but increasing race management duties over the years had limited their running. It was greatr to see them both on the course again!
Member News to Use
Odyssey Coffee
Special offer for JSRC members:
Two punches for every coffee beverage on our "Buy 9 drinks, get 1 free" loyalty punch card. This is double the typical rate (one punch for one drink).
0 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Open 7:00 a.m. - 4p.m. everyday.

Spring Lake 5 2019
The Spring Lake Five reached it's limit in a few hours after it opened and registration is CLOSED. If you had your heart set on running it, some Charity spots are available on the  www.springlake5.org  Charity Page.

Long Branch Boardwalk Construction
The Long Branch boardwalk construction was completed on February 6, 2019. The boards are open from end to end (or north to south.)

MU Showcase Meets
Monmouth University head coach, Joe Compagni, and staff scheduled "Showcase" meets designed for community and open to athletes of all ages and abilities; including school, college and club athletes. OceanFirst Bank Center on the Monmouth University campus in West Long Branch is a an excellent indoor track and field venue. The final two events will be held:
February 27, 2019: Showcase Meet #5
March 6, 2019: Showcase Meet #6
JSRC Group Runs
Long Branch
New start location !
Boardwalk, Brighton Ave. Beach Entrance (West End)
Contact:  Ivone Lopes  (FB)
A 4-6 mile run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanasseee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial. 
(6:30 in summer)
Humpday Runday
Main & Ocean Avenue
Ocean Grove
Contact:  Tony Bryson (FB)
Rise n' Shine 
Belmar Boardwalk at
16 Avenue ( Dunkin Donuts)
Contact:  Deborah Alpert (FB)
Convention Hall
Asbury Park
 Park in the lot behind The Wonder Bar.
Contact:  Bob Both  or 
Dana Jacoby  (FB)
Bodman Park
Email:  president@jsrc.org
Main & Ocean Avenue
Ocean Grove
Contact:  Barbara Hanlon (FB)
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 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.

Club Meeting
TUESDAY-February 26
Deal Firehouse

2019 Club Meeting
subject to change
March 26 – Manasquan FD
April 30 – Deal FD
May 28 – Manasquan Women’s Club
June 25 – Goodwill Hose
July 30 – Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
August 27 – Deal FD - BBQ
September 24 – Shillelagh Club
October 29 – Manasquan FD
November 26 – Bradley Beach FD

Club Events
Sunday, March 31
Spring Training Run
Asbury Park

Saturday, April 6
Asbury Park

Saturday, April 27
Lake Como 5K Romp        Register Online

To get your information in the next newsletter please submit by
8:00 p.m .
Friday, March 1

Upcoming Races

March 2019
Sunday, March 3
3.3 Mile Run Three 3's Race Day , Three 3's Brewing Company, Hammonton, NJ
Sunday, March 10
Saturday, March 16
Keith McHeffey 3 Mile Fun Run , Sea Bright, NJ 
Sunday, March 17
Saturday, March 23 50k/20k/10k "Spring Rat Race"  Waretown, NJ      http://www.RatRaceRuns.com 
Saturday, March 30
Lake Como, NJ
Fisherman's 5K Race  and 1 mile Fun Run
St. Peter School - Forman Ave, Point Pleasant Beach,  mail-in form
April 2019

Saturday, April 6
Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 5K, Asbury Park  
Saturday, April 13
9th Annual De-FEET Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Bar Anticipation, Lake Como, NJ.  runsignup.com/mamamare
Sunday, April 14
Wall Township Recreation Complex, Wall Township, NJ

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