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Updated on October 11, 2006

NYC Marathon Bus

We still have a few seats left for the buses - so if you are running NYC or just want to watch - reserve your seat now - just send an email to

Reminder to those who signed up by email - please mail in the registration form we emailed to you along with your check as soon as possible as we would like to make sure we save your seats.  If we don't get it by this coming weekend we may have to release your seats.

NYC Marathon Volunteer Update

If you signed up to volunteer for the Marathon then you should have received information via email from Phil Hinck.  If you thought you signed up and did not receive the information please contact Phil immediately.  We could also use a few more volunteers to work at the finish area as some people had to back out due to other commitments. Its a lot of fun as we work in the celebrity finish area and this year there will be many celebrities running including Lance Armstrong..  If interested in volunteering send Phil an email  at

Lost Volvo Key at Run Thru Deal

If anyone lost a Key for a Volvo please contact us at

Run thru Deal


Photo Album of 1 Mile, Start or 5 Mile and runners at Mid Point - Photo Show

Photo Album of Finishers  - Photo Show

The Start of this Year's Run Thru Deal 5 Mile Race

The 24th Annual Run Thru Deal was treated to some spectacular Fall running weather.  The runners got a treat as they ran thru the streets of this beautiful Jersey Shore town .  The start and finish were at the Deal Casino and the Deal Fire Department and other volunteer groups were out in full force to help out the runners.  The men's winner was JSRC's Dave Demonico of South River in a time of 27:25 and for the women it was in a time of 35:44.

Congratulations to Race Director Steve Foley and Scott Lewis who put on another great event.

The race was the first in the brand new Jersey Shore Triple Crown of races - the others being the Trick or Trot and the Navesink Challenge 15K.

Among the club finishers were:

Steve Collins 40:15(3ag),  Karen Gregory  49:57(3ag), Rob Jaeger 34:24(2ag), Tobias Ruckes 35:18, Ralph Garfield  38:03

LBI 18 Miler

Russ Stallone  2:31:02(2ag), Joan Scrivanich 3:01:51(on the right in photo on left), Scott Patterson 1:56:40(1ag)

Latin Half Marathon

Frank Pelcher 2:09:16(3ag)

Wineglass Marathon

Mary Moriarty  4:52:18

Army 10 Miler

Leslie McKernan  1:36, Candace Brandmayr: 1:50:03, Grace Baratta-Perez:  1:51:44

Newark Corporate Run

Joseph Bucco 27:42

Lake Como McCormick 5K

Results --- Photos

This race commemorated the memory of Captain George McCormack of Lake Como. The overall winner was Anthony Sarno of Forked River  in a time of 17:45 and for the women it was Liz Stevens of Lake Como in a time of 24:44.

Matt Shafer  20:15(3oa)

Cross Country Week 2


Anyone got the time?

Cross Country Series continued at Tatum Park in Middletown with the usual strong field.  Complete results will be forthcoming.  Week 3 is next Saturday at Wolf Hill Recreation Area which is adjacent to Monmouth Park in Oceanport.  All are welcome to compete on the JSRC Team - so come on out. We especially could use a few fast runners!

New!  JSRC Triple Crown

Lake Como McCormick 5K+

Matt Shafer  20:15(3 OA)

Jersey Shore Half Marathon

Results  - Asbury Park Press Article

Photo Album 1 - Photo Album 2 - Photo Album 3 - Photo Album 4

Finish Photos in time Order - Find Yours

Some of the nearly 1000 runners at the start of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon in Sandy Hook

The weather was bit on the wet side for the Annual Jersey Shore Half Marathon this Sunday, October 1st.  A drizzle at the start and then some heavier rains during the race gave way to sunny skies toward the end and a great celebration of runners afterwards with lots of awards and random prize drawings.

The overall winner in a time of  1:13:22 was Luis Raffetto of South Boston, Mass shown breaking the tape on the left.  For the women it was JSRC's Amy Nalven of Brick  on the right  in a time of  1:25:15..

Congratulations to Shore Athletic Club and Race Director Isabel Keely for another great event.  Shore AC was assisted by all the local running club - Freehold Area Running Club, Ocean Running Club and of course the Jersey Shore Running Club who volunteered to put on the event.  Many other local organizations helped out as course marshals, first aid and water stops along the course. Thanks to all who volunteered.!

Among the many club finishers were:

Don Sutton 1:59:10, Bill Burke  1:43:22, Liz Wenslaukas  1:51, Tobias Ruckes  1:43:38,  Sandy Santiago  1:43:45, Sutah robins  1:56,  Susan Grant  2:04:21,  Alan Palestine  2:04:20(3ag),  Graham Wisdom, 1:43:45, Jaime Gallagher  1:55:46,  Theresa McKean  2:01:16(PR), Diane Cheer 2:14:23, Scott Winrow  1:27:59(21st), Jim McGoldrick  1:31:21, Suzanne Grabowski 1:45:31

Jersey Shore Lighthouse 5K

Results - - Photos Album

The Start of the Lighthouse 5K at Sandy Hook

In the Jersey Shore Half Marathon accompanying 5K it was a nice size field which dodged the rain drops in Sandy Hook. 

The Men's winner was JSRC's Luciano Dioliviera  of Long Branch in a time of 18:11.  For the women it was Stephanie Dixon of Madison in a time of 20:32.

JSRC Women Dominate X-Country

Results Now Available

Some of the "Team JSRC" at the Cross Country Series

The Jersey Shore Running Club fielded a large team of runners as the Cross Country Series kicked off the season at Thompson park.  JSRC Women finished 1-2 led by a strong showing be Karen Charles and Terra Sarnacki.  and for the men Scott Patterson put in a good showing. For the masters Steve Apostolacus and Tom Pinzino were right in there.  The series continues next Saturday at Tatum Park in Middletown at 9 AM.  Come on out and declare yourself as "JSRC" Orange!.

Team Results:
1. Sandy Hookers 52 points
2. Shore Athletic Club 55
3. Jersey Shore Running Club 60
4. Hoboken Harriers 62
5. Green’s Pond Harriers 74
6. Freehold Area Running Club 103
We just need a few more fast guys and we will be right up there - so come on out.

Busy Weekend Coming Up

Saturday,  October 7 , 9 AM, Cross Country Series, Tatum Park

Saturday, October 7, 10:00 am, Captain George E. McCormack 5K, with 1 MIle Fun Walk, Lake Como, NJ  Register on line at

Saturday, October 7, 10:07 AM, 3 to 5 Mile trail Run, The Rat Race, Shark River Park, Neptune, NJ,

Sunday, October 8, 11:00 am, Run thru Deal,  Five Mile run, with 1 MIle Fun Run at 10:00 am, Deal, NJ, 24th Annual,  Register on line at info 732 531 1994  - Part of the Jersey Shore Triple Crown

New Hampshire Marathon

Norm Miller  3:38:43

NYC Fifth Avenue Mile

Sabrina Scrivanich  9:15, Joan Scrivanich  6:49

Allaire 5K

Bob Hayes  37:51(1ag)

Ocean Twp 5K

Bob Hayes  36:12(1ag)

Shrewsbury 5K

Matt Shafer 19:39(1ag)

Lawrenceville 10K for Special Olympics

Ralph Garfield  48:30(1ag)

Carpenter's Classic

Karen Gregory 29:30

Photo Albums of Recent Races

Photo Albums -

There is free shipping on all orders over $15.00 this Saturday and Sunday Sept 30 - Oct 1). So if you were going to order a poster or gift order it now.

NYC Marathon Buses

Great Way for Runners, Family and Friends or just Spectators to Get to the World's Greatest Marathon

Second bus has been added and it is filling up fast - make your reservations soon.

We still have seats on the buses for the NYC Marathon.  The buses are for runners, family, friends and spectators.  So if you are running in the marathon now is the time to arrange for your transportation.  Do not delay as seats are going fast and when the second bus is  full we will not be able to accept any more .

We will pick up runners at several spots on the Parkway to make it convenient for all.

The buses are also a great way to just go up to spend a day in the city and watch the Marathon - its always very exciting.

If interested just send us an email at to reserve your spot and we will put you on our list.

The luxury bus for the runners will pick up runners at the Commuter parking Lot at the Red Bank Exit of the Garden State Parkway  ( tentatively at 7:30 AM) and we will also be most likely picking up at the commuter lot at the Cheesequake Rest Area.

JSRC Triple Crown

Triple Crown Rules  - Triple Crown Info

New this Fall - for Jersey Shore Running Club members only. If you are not a member you can join and qualify.  Run in the following races:

Run Thru Deal, Trick or Trot and Navesink Challenge 15K and qualify for series awards.  There will be overall and age group awards. 

So sign up for the first race in the Series now:

Sunday, October 8, 11:00 am, Run thru Deal,  Five Mile run, with 1 Mile Fun Run at 10:00 am, Deal, NJ, 24th Annual,  Register on line at info 732 531 1994

Carnegie Princeton 5K

Matt Shafer 19:03(2nd Team - tyco)

Congrats to Lou and Maryellen "CanDo"

Photo Album

Congratulations to Lou and Maryellen (on the left)on their tying the know this past weekend.

HASHaTHON 6 Mile Trail Race

Sunday, November 12, 11 AM, 6 Miles,  10:30 , 1 Mile,  Hashathon Trail Run, Cheesequake State Park, Matawan, NJ (732) 528-0132, Registration on,, registration at , Mail in Application

 on Sunday November 12 at Cheesequake State Park. $11 pre-entry prior to November 4th, post entry $13, kids fun run $2

And new this year - $23 Pre-Entry to include a long sleeve black Hashathon T-shirt!

The run covers wooded trails, gullies, foot-bridges, small streams, and several eco-systems. You will enjoy the run through cedar forest and beautiful wetlands. This course is tough, challenging and hilly, but everyone enjoys every minute of it. This event is run in cooperation with the Rumson Hash House Harriers. Mark your calendar now to attend this unique running event!!!

Cross Country Season 2006 

This Sat, 9/30 is round One of the Six race series hosted by the Shore AC X-Country League. Thompson Park, located on route 520 in Lincroft is again the site of the opening day course. Sign up starts at 8:15am and racing begins at 9:00am. A small fee of $6.00 gets you in on the action. Be sure to put "JSRC" down as your team affiliation.

Manasquan Reservoir 5 miler

Karen Gregory (2ag), Carly DePolo 44:16, Tina Angello 42:52, Steve Collins 42:23(3ag), Leslie McKernan 44:36, Leigh Gibson  37:49

USATF 8K Championship

Ralph Garfield  43:42(2ag)

Point Pleasant triathlon

Chris Wiclox  1:06:40(4ag)

Long Branch Triathlon

Tobias Ruckes  1:01:54

Parkinson's Fund Raiser Concert

Steve Gioglio (JSRC Member) will be giving a fund raising concert on September 30th at Wesley Hall next to St Andrew's Church in Spring Lake on Saturday, September 30th at 7 PM.  Steve will be playing songs from his upcoming to be released CD.  His music has been likened to be similar to Don Henley and Sting.  The concert will raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.  Steve will be doing the NYC Marathon as part of the Team Fox this November.  Further information can be obtained from Steve by email at or by calling him at 732-449-6922.

Jersey Shore Ocean Spill Update

Read about the Spill in the Ocean which is polluting our water and beaches!

Jersey Shore Relay Update

The Relay committee has formed and is planning for the Relay to be held on April 21, 2007.  A Web Site for the event is now available.  We are actively seeking a few more members to round out the committee.  We have opportunities in the following:

A self motivated individual to seek out sponsorship opportunities.  This would be an ideal position for a retired individual who wants to contribute to the success of the event which benefits Special Olympics.

An individual who would like to organize an Expo.  This year we are finishing at Convention Hall in Asbury Park with a huge party and concert in the Famous Hall.  We have room for vendors to set up. this person will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Expo.

Special Olympics is also looking for volunteers who would like to train (run) with a Special Athlete who will competing at the World Special Olympics to be held in Beijing China.  The Athlete will be representing Area 6 (Monmouth and Ocean County) and lives in the Hazlet area.

If anyone is interested in any of these very interesting and rewarding opportunities just send an email to  

JSRC Day at Monmouth Park

Giants 30 - Eagle 24


JSRC Members at Monmouth Park Race Track

A huge turnout of about 150 participated in JSRC Day at Monmouth Park Race Track in Oceanport, NJ. A great time was had by all (except for the Eagle Fans)..  Thanks to Bob Gileski for his catering expertise and Jerry Frazee and the entire committee for organizing the event.

Thursday Run Shifts to Dunkin Donuts

The Club's Thursday Run is shifting back to Dunkin Donuts on the Boardwalk and 16th Avenue in Belmar this week. The parking meters are still up so it is suggested that you park across the street where there are no meters.  See everyone this Thursday at Dunkin - as they say "JSRC Runs on Dunkin".  All are invited and remember when the temperature is below 32 degrees - its free hot chocolate.

Eatontown School for Children 5K

Results - Photos 

The Start of the School for Children 5K in Eatontown

Among the JSRC Finishers were: Ralph Garfield 23:28(1ag), Matt Shafer 19:25(3rd OA)

Bayshore Classic

Results - Photos

Award Winners at the Bayshore Classic


The Annual Bayshore Classic took place starting and finishing at Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel  Runners ran through  the hills of Holmdel and were treated to lots of post race festivities.

The men's winner was JSRC's Bob Bythell of Hazlet (on the left) in a time of 17:26 and for the women it was Laurie Gordon (on the right) of Newton in a time of 20:04.

Eatontown 5K Results Now Posted

CPR Training for JSRC Members

 Lou Celmer will be conducting CPR/AED training for interested club members this fall.  Lou is trained and certified as an American Red Cross CPR instructor.  Lou is also a JSRC member and volunteer for the Deal Fire Company. 

 We have scheduled two opportunities for members to take the CPR training class - Wednesday, October 4 or Monday, October 16 at 6:30 PM in Deal.  The class will last about 4 hours and cover adult, child and infant CPR.  If you pass the test at the end of the class, you will be certified by American Red Cross.  You will also receive the various written materials and skills card about CPR. 

 Class size is limited to15 students for each of the two sessions.  If you wish to take this CPR training, please contact John MacGillivray at and specify which date you wish to take the training.  John will e-mail you the registration details and additional information to reserve a spot.  Registration must be done at least 8 days in advance of the class to have the necessary materials ordered for each student. 

We encourage all JSRC members to become certified in CPR.  You could literally save the life of a family member, friend or fellow runner.  

Lake Placid Half Marathon

Joan Scrivanich  2:08:23

Philadelphia Half Marathon

Alison Baker  1:49:54, Mike Baker  1:41:29, Jaime Gallagher  1:57:46, tom Natoli  2:23:54, Diane Cheer  2:16:46, Tobias Ruckes  1:42:24, Kathy Donato 1:54:26

Ocean Grove 5K

Steve Collins  23:26(3ag), Karen Gregory 30:02(3ag), Mike Badger 19:41(3rd Overall, 1st Ocean Grove), Douglas Hawkins  29:30

Harrisburg Half Marathon

Alison Baker  1:45:47, Mike Baker  1:42:01

Remembering September 11, 2001

Photo Album  --- Photo Show --  Jim Robbins Article

Tim Mahoney Leads Runners down the Spring Lake Boardwalk on the 9-11 Memorial Run

A large crowd of several hundred runners and lots of spectators participated in this Year's 9-11 Memorial Run starting in Belmar and continuing through Spring Lake.  Tim Mahoney led the runners and participants read the 140 plus names of the Jersey Shore residents who lost their lives on that tragic day five years ago.  The group ran in silence on the way out with a stop at the 9-11 Memorial along the ocean in Spring Lake.  At the end of the Spring Lake boardwalk runners gathered around remnants of the World Trade Center and read another portion of names.  Then they solemnly laid flowers and flags around the remnants.  The runners then returned back to the start and a post run reception at Bar Anticipation.

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Brielle Day 10K

Results - Photo Album 1 - Photo Show 1 - Photo Album 2 - Photo Show 2

The start of the Brielle Day 10K

It has never rained on Brielle Day and this year was certainly no exception.  With a bright sunny skies several hundred runners participated in the 25th Annual Brielle Day 10K.  The race which is held in conjunction with Brielle Day features some hill and dale - with mostly "hill".  The course starts in front of the Brielle School and winds through the the lined streets of the Jersey Shore town. 

The overall winner in a time of 34:02 ( on the left) was Alex Fowlie of Middletown and for the women it was Shannon Plunkett of Brick (on the right) in a time of 42:10.

Congratulations to Jack and Diane Cheer the race directors and the many volunteers from the Jersey Shore Running Club for another great Jersey Shore Event.

Among the many club finishers were:

Matt Shafer 41:52(2ag), Jaime Gallagher 52:39

Colts Neck 10K

Results  -- Photo Album

The overall winner at this long time Jersey Shore race was Wilson Martinez of Trenton in a time of 34:13, he was followed by Pedro Esponoza of Freehold (on the left) in a time of 34:30 and Eric Escarcia of Howell in 35:03.  For the women it was Ann O"Dowd (on the right) of Colts Neck in a time of  43:43 followed by Peg Kolbenshag of Howell in 46:13 and Merideth Nagle of Bordentown in 47:12..

Harry Nolan the long time race director was clocked in at 38:39.

Congratulations to Harry, Colts Neck Recreation and all the volunteers who have kept this 10K race going for all these years.  

Jimmy Hamilton 5K

Ralph Garfield  23:10(1ag)

Pier Village is Awesome


Photo Album 1 -- Photo Album 2  -- Photo Album 3 - Photo Album 4 

The Pier Village 5K was a fitting finale of the SBLI Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix.  On a bright cool sunny morning after the storm with sand still on some parts of Ocean Avenue from the recent storm a field of over 600 runners participated on the course which started at Pier Village and traversed the Long Branch Boardwalk and Promenade.  With the great  weather, great times were put in in the very competitive field. 

The men's winner shown finishing on the left was Joel Limo of Ringwood, NJ   in a time of 15:13.  For the women shown finishing on the right it was Clara Peterson of Rumson  in a time of.16:00. Bill Hoffman of Eatontown was the second place finisher in a strong 15:16 time.  The women's race was extremely close with the second place woman Rehima Kedir of Briarcliff Manor, NY a few tenths of seconds behind Clara.

Kid's races were held on the beach and awards were presented to overall and five year age groups. The winners of the Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix were also announced.  For the men it was Bill Hoffman and for the women it was Allie Belicose. Complete list of winners will be available soon.

Congratulations to Race Director, Phil Hinck for a very successful Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix.  Special thanks to SBLI as a sponsor and as always thanks to all the volunteers who came out to make for a memorable event.

The race benefited Habitat for Humanity.  SBLI made a presentation to Tim McCloone for his community efforts and presented a check for $500 in his name to Holiday Express.

Among the many club finishers were:

Mike Glasset  21:15,  Graham Wisdom  21:36, Rob Jaeger 19:57, Karen Charles  18:05(5th F), Tina Angello  24:05,  Ralph Garfield  22:45(1ag), Laura Schneider  30:28., Bill Thompson  27:08, Diane Cheer  26:38(1ag)

Morris County Striders Summer Series

Joan Scrivanich  25:45

RRCA Footnotes

September Issue Posted

Check out the  Road Runners Club of America Quarterly Newsletter and see the photos posted on the cover of the Spring Lake 5 and inside the Club's 9-11 Memorial Run is featured!

New Photo Site Available

Click Here to See All Available Photo Albums

Run@Work Day - September 22

To help employers, running clubs, or individuals plan and promote their local Run@Work Day event, the RRCA has developed a “Planning Kit” which can be found at The “Kit” contains a sample press release for announcing local events, ideas for planning and promoting the event, and information on nutrition and running that can be shared with event participants. In addition, Run@Work Day events can be posted on the RRCA Calendar for FREE. Event organizers can use the special event code, Run@Work Event, when posting their event.


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