November Updates - Jersey Shore Running Club                   
Volume XXV No. 15
Giving Thanks!

When the Halloween pumpkins are gone,
And the leaves have all fallen to ground,
When the air has turned windy and cold,
Then Thanksgiving will soon be around.

Thoughts of loved ones all feasting together,
Pleasant pictures from past times appear
To dwell in each heart and each mind--
Then Thanksgiving is finally here!

The kitchen has scrumptious aromas,
The dining room looks oh, so fine,
Decorations with pilgrims and turkeys,o

First the napkins are placed on our laps;
Now the prayer for the meal to be blessed,
Then we stuff the good food in our tummies,
And we hope for it all to digest!

By Joanna Fuchs
Thank you for being a member, volunteer and supporter of the
Jersey Shore Running wouldn't be a club without you!
We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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 | Peggy MKean

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
Contributing Writers:
Bob Both
Bob Both & JerseyShorePics
Our next General Meeting is 7:00 P.M.

November 29  
Deal Firehouse
Brighton Avenue
Deal, New Jersey
Upcoming Meetings
November 29:  
Deal Firehouse 
Upcoming JSRC Events
Sunday, November 27, 5K & 15K, Middletown, NJ

New Year's Eve Twilight Run

Sunday, December 31, JSRC New Year's Eve Twilight Run, Manasquan, New Jersey

Upcoming Non-JSRC Events

Avon Pond Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 24, 8:30 am, 2.5M,
Avon by the Sea, NJ   

Born to Run, presented by Freehold Area Running Club
Friday, November 25, 5M
Freehold, NJ

For more info check out out he upcoming races page on  

We like to celebrate with our members! If you have good new to share, or have a personal best or a new addition to your life, we'd love to know and share your joy. we also like to know when things aren't going so well, so we can offer support and cheer you on. Please send your info and stories to

Please note:
The membership list is downloaded monthly. If you are not receiving your newsletter or you find it is going to a wrong address, please send your updated email address to for correction.

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. Submit your
information by the deadline to

JSRC Hashathon
A Great Big Hashathon Trail Race Thank You!

This past Sunday November 13th we had a great turn out, beautiful weat her and thanks to each and every one of you a wonderfully organized race and post race party.
From the folks who helped mark the course on Saturday, to the entire race committee, people who worked registration, the course marshals, scoring folks, those that helped with the trophy construction, the bouncers who ID'd folks and keep the beer garden under control, Goldenseal the band, musicians on the course, water-stop volunteers, trail sweeps, EMT's, food organizers, T-Shirt design and silk screening, Hashathon sticker design and production, Hasher stop participants and and so much more.  You all did a great job, yet again.
Thanks go out to Jim Murphy and Sandra for drafting a beautiful commemoration to JSRC member, Bob Van Cleff, who passed away a week prior to the Hashathon. We were honored to run this years Hashathon in honor of him. 
Charlotte and I are grateful to have such good friends and helpful volunteers, which if you are on this list, you are definitely both. 
We hope the event will be even bigger and better in 2017!!!

Next up: The Navesink Challenge
16th Annual JSRC Navesink Challenge
15K & 5K Races
---- SOLD OUT!
NOVEMBER 27, 2016
The 16th annual Navesink Challenge 15K and 5K races will take place at Bodman Park in Middletown, New Jersey. Proceeds from the event will benefit Middletown Youth Athletic Association (MYAA), Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF), local first responders, and other local non-profit organizations.
Overall Awards will be presented to the fastest three (3) men and fastest three women in the 15K and the 5K. In addition, the top three male and female finishers in each 10-year age group will also receive awards.
Post race food and beverages will be provided to all participants, including the race runners' favorite - hot, homemade chicken soup by Brandl chef, Bob Gileski. The Red Bank Elks are once again hosting the popular post-race party at their West Front Street lodge immediately after the awards ceremony at Bodman Park. Runners are treated to a buffet prepared by Chef Charles at Verdi Catering & Private Dining and entertainment by local favorites The Danjos.

Participants may pick up their shirts and race bibs at race sponsor and local running store Road Runner Sports on Saturday, November 26 (the day before race day) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Road Runner is located at 490 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ. In addition to packet pickup for pre-registered runners, Road Runner will also be offering a discount of 25% for VIPS (includes the standard 10% VIP discount) or 10% discount for anyone who is not a VIP. Shirts and race bibs will also be available for pickup at Bodman Park on race day, starting at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Race Directors Kevin Hill or Leslie McKernan , or visit the race website or the official Facebook page.

For more information about Middletown Youth Athletic Association (MYAA), click here  or here for Middletown Little League.

For more information Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF)
click here or call Monmouth Conservation Foundation at 732.671.7000.
New Year's Eve Twilight Run

Upcoming Runs
Born to Run 5 Mile
Friday November 25 2016
For details click here 

Club Runs
Bodman Park in 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
Ocean Grove
7:00 a.m. on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves).
 Contact: Tina Plantamura .
Long Branch, Windmill
We meet at the Windmill across from Seven President's Park in Long Branch at  6:00 p.m. 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 ( FB)   
WEDNESDAYHumpday Runday
Ocean Grove.
Meet at 6:30 p.m. on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves). 
Contact: Tony Bryson (FB)
Belmar / Lake Como
Meet at 6:00 p.m. near Fifth Avenue at Boardwalk. 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 through Sea Girt for 8 miles. We have a steady group comprising all paces & experience levels. Everyone is welcome.
We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well!    
Contact: Bob Both  
Note - in "winter months" - meet at Bar A on 16th Ave in Lake Como at 6 PM. Just come inside and you will see the group there waiting.