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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s New Jersey Chapter 1st-ever Spring into Wellness Event


Want to practice a little self-care AND get in a run while doing it? The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s New Jersey Chapter is sponsoring the first-ever Spring into Wellness Event! Participants can choose their favorite wellness activity, from walking, running, biking, swimming, taking yoga classes, coloring or any activity of your choice and create a goal for the month of May!  Earn swag and participate in challenges while also having the option to raise funds to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide.  I would like to invite your group to take on the challenge and join me in my efforts either by running or doing another wellness activity that inspires you!   You can register as an individual or create a Jersey Shore Running Club team. 

Spring into Wellness Kick-Off Ceremony: May 1st at 10am
Event: Month of May 
Registration closes: May 31st at 11:59pm

Registration is free and open to everyone. Donations are accepted until June 30th. Click Here to register and learn more.

The JSRC Official Gear Store is now Open!


The Jersey Shore Running Club is pleased to announce that our Official Club Gear Store is now open with over 20 items to choose from.  Club Members receive a discount on all non-clearance items.  Members have been emailed the current discount code to be used at the time of "checkout."  If you have misplaced your discount code, please request it in an email to:

Click Here to check out info on orders, shipping, etc.

Click the below button to begin shopping: 

2020 Group Runners Recognized


The JSRC has 6 organized Group Runs each week.  We have 2 on Sunday morning (Bodman Park and Ocean Grove), 1 on Tuesday evening in Long Branch, 1 on Wednesday in Ocean Grove, and 2 on Thursday --mornings in Belmar and evenings in Belmar or Asbury Park.  We are recognizing the Group Run coordinators and 2 runners they have selected from their regular group run to be recognized for their efforts during a very difficult year for all.  The JSRC Group Runs were one of the few activities that the club was able to keep active for most of the past year during the pandemic.  Our group coordinators post a group photo after every run, which helps to motivate everyone that we still have options to get out and run with friends as we wait for races to come back.  

Congrats to the 18 recognized for this past year and keep it up!

Sunday Runday - Ocean Grove 
Barbara Hanlon - Group Coordinator
Lora Fleming
Susan Winchurch

Sunday Bodman Park
Ira Wiss - Group Coordinator
Zena Gold Kaufman
Mary Moriarity

Tuesday - Long Branch
Ivone Lopes - Group Coordinator
Jimmy Chichelo
Steve Bader

Wednesday Humpday Runday - Ocean Grove
Keith Fleming - Group Coordinator
Eileen Donoghue
Dawn Relli

Thursday Rise-n-Shine - Belmar
Deb Alpert - Group Coordinator
Dave DeMonico
Don Schwartz

Thursday - Belmar/Asbury Park
Dana Jacoby - Group Coordinator
Christie Patla
Jim Bergum

JSRC Gear Store - Coming Soon!

We have had many requests to offer JSRC gear since the gear stand has not be available due to race cancelations.  So, we will have an eCommerce page up shortly with a variety of options for club gear.  Please check back soon for updates when the store is open.

2021 Spring Lake Five Mile Run registration update

2021 Spring Lake 5 Update as of January 17, 2021

This notice is to advise all participants on the status of the 2021 Spring Lake 5 race.  Usually at this time, you would be receiving an email from the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run that registration is opening on the First Sunday in February/Super Bowl Sunday.  This year all 2020 registered runners who did not opt out of the 2020 race are already officially registered for the 2021 race.  Any additional registration/entries will be capped at a limited amount based upon any remaining openings for the race.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, registration will NOT be opening the first Sunday in February 7th/Super Bowl Sunday.  They will be following events over the next couple of weeks to make a final determination as to whether they will have a race this year.  All details regarding registration, event planning, and any other information will be forthcoming at that time. 

Click here for more information and to look up a registration from 2020 rolled over to 2021.


JSRC's RUNAPALOOZA for 2021 is Cancelled.


Due to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic and the continued uncertainty surrounding gathering sizes, the JSRC regretfully and sadly must again postpone our planned RunAPalooza to 2022.

This decision was not taken lightly.  We considered a virtual event and also considered changing the date to the Fall, but the best decision was to push it off until 2022.   Your registration from 2020 will be deferred to our 2022 event at a date to be determined.  No action is needed on your part to defer as deferrals will happen automatically.

Our two charity partners are feeling the effects of the pandemic. The cancellation of our event and others they stage throughout the year have affected their ability to provide much needed services.  Therefore, in the coming days anyone with an existing registration will be given an option to donate your registration fee to our charity partners, along with instructions on how you can do this. Your donation will be tax-deductible and you will receive a confirmation of your donation. If you choose to donate your registration, your registration will no longer be deferred, and you will have to re-register when we open our 2022 event.  Click Here if you are interesting in donating directly to our charity partners.

We hope everyone stays healthy and continues their running and training. The JSRC’s signature event will be back in 2022 and hope to make it a very memorable event. Thank you for your support and consideration.

The Election period for the 2021-2023 JSRC Board is now open!


The JSRC Board of Directors election will take place online from December 19, 2020 through January 31, 2021. The new board will be announced in February, 2021. All members-in-good standing (your membership account must be up-to-date in RunSignup) are eligible to serve on the board and are eligible to vote in the election.

All Board positions are 2-year positions. Upon leaving office all officers, with the exception of Members-at-Large, serve an additional 2 years on the Board. All Board Members are expected to represent the JSRC in a positive manner at all times. Titles of the roles for available positions are listed below. For more details about a position or to see who has already been nominated, please Click Here.

Board Roles: 
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications/Social Media, Membership Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Logistics Officer,  Newsletter, Web Site Coordinator, Member-At-Large, Member-At-Large

Runner Safety Awareness Week is January 18-24


The JSRC would like to acknowledge and support the Runner Safety Awareness Week starting January 18th.  During this week there will be events each day either in person or virtually.  Industry experts and community leaders will gather to talk about how runners can face the road or trail with confidence

The entire calendar of events can be reviewed and registered for by Clicking Here.  We encourage all club members to consider reviewing or attending any that are of interest to you. The list of educational and fitness events range from:  Runner Safety Talks, Storytelling Events, Citizen/Group Runs, Self Defense Workshops, Panel Discussions and Interviews on various safety topics


  • According to Road ID, 122,000 runners a year are taken to the hospital after being hit by cars. (Competitor Running 2014) 
  • 30% of women runners have been followed by a person in a vehicle, on a bicycle, or on foot. (Runner’s World survey 2017) 
  • Of more than 2,500 women surveyed, more than half of those under 30 said they’ve experienced harassment while running. A full 94% of those women said their harassers were men. Female joggers reported that they’d been propositioned, followed or intimidated into changing their routes, and frightened of being assaulted. (Time Magazine 2016)
  • 43% of women experienced harassment while running-- with the number rising to 58% for women over 30. Just 4% of men reported the same. (Runner’s World survey 2017) 
  • 3 women were attacked and murdered within a 9-day stretch while out on a run in the summer of 2016.

JSRC's Adopt a Family gift event was another huge success!


Thanks to everyone for your generosity to the JSRC Adopt a Family event. We had lots of gifts and donations that will make for a Merry Christmas for seven families. 

 Our wrapping event had a smaller than usual staff that worked hard on the gifts. Thanks to everyone for your time. 

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

2020 Navesink Challenge was a huge success!


The JSRC and Race Committee lead by race directors, John O'Gorman and Karen Kelly, should be proud of the event they pulled off given all of the constraints and barriers from the  COVID-19 public health emergency. Last minute state restrictions on outdoor gatherings even made it more complicated, but the reduced runner limits and distances went off without a hitch and anyone who gave a review about the 5k and 10k race was mostly positive and just happy the JSRC could help everyone get out there and feel a little more normal while running safely with friends.  

Thank you to everyone involved and thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this a safe event for all.  Click Here for more information on the recap of the event.  Click Here for results.

Please Support Our Sponsors & Partners as they Re-Open their Businesses!


The JSRC would appreciate any support of our sponsors and partners in the community as they re-open their businesses.  All of our race sponsors and partners have always supported our club and its members by promoting and supporting our races and the races in the towns that we all participate in.  This is the time for our club members to show our appreciation and do whatever we can to support our partners. 

The JSRC appreciates the continued support of our sponsors and partners.

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