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RunAPalooza Update

In light of the recent COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and Governor Murphy's recommendation to cancel all events over 250 people, JSRC’s RunAPalooza will not be held on April 4th as scheduled. The health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, partners, staff, and spectators is our primary concern during this time.  A decision will be made shortly on the future of this year's race and the options our participants will have moving forward. We share your disappointment and appreciate your patience as we work through this unique situation.

Please check back later and Click Here to get updates directly from the RunAPolooza web site.

Thank you for your continued support! 

If a Race is Cancelled or Postponed - Don’t Be a Jerk

In the March 14th, 2020 New York Times there is an interesting article that the club thought we would share with our members.  We know that many of our members and runners in the community have trained hard for races of various distances.  Below is an excerpt that it is important to keep in mind until the COVID-19 lock down is lifted. We all need to be patient and remain good run citizens and let the the towns, race directors and state and county departments sort all of this out.  So, please read below and do you best to comply:  

Don't Be a Jerk.

Social Media:

  • Don’t tweet in all caps at the event’s Twitter account.
  • Don’t post nasty comments on their Facebook page.
  • If you’re awaiting word on whether the race you’ve entered will be run, don’t berate the race director.
  • Don’t take out your frustration on people who are, no doubt, just as upset as you are that they had to cancel their event.
Please keep this in mind: 
Most events don’t offer refunds. It’s not really going to help to scream at them about that, either. If you signed up for the race, you agreed to this. Again, it’s OK to be mad (see above), but don’t take it out on the race directors who have been put in a difficult position.


When the Long Beach Island Commemorative 18 Mile Run was canceled in October because of predicted flooding in the Jersey Shore towns where the race is held, people left furious comments on the race’s Facebook page. The race is put on by a local Catholic church. People were yelling at a church. What does this accomplish? Nothing.

Click Here to read the entire article from March 14th in the New York Times.

COVID-19 Update

As a result of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Jersey Shore Running Club is monitoring the situation with public health officials to follow and implement measures dictated by health agencies and governments. We will continue to take appropriate actions on an event-by-event basis, following the decisions made by these respective authorities and agencies.

Additional information will be shared with members, athletes and our partners as appropriate and will be made available on specific event pages and social media accounts. We ask you to stay updated with respect to the impact of the outbreak in your location, follow governmental and agency recommendations to minimize risk, and follow any potential restrictions put in place. Anyone traveling for competition purposes should make themselves familiar with respective national and world health organization updates in those locations as well as travel policies from airlines and hotels. As always, athletes should monitor their personal health appropriately and not race or travel to any event if they are unwell.

Athletes are also reminded to practice hygiene protection measures recommended by the WHO.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 refer to www.who.int.

JSRC in the House at the Asbury Park Patrick's Day parade

The Asbury Park St Patrick’s Day Parade was held on Sunday, March 8th.  The JSRC team marched in the parade on a beautiful Sunday afternoon after meeting up at Kim Maries prior.

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Recap of March 5th “Not Today” Attackiversary Group Run  

On Thursday, March 5th, 2020 the Jersey Shore Running Clubs held a speciai "Attackiversary" event and group run to commemorate the assault on club member Kelly Herron.  On March 5, 2017, Kelly Herron was assaulted while training for her first marathon in Washington state. She fought back using skills she learned in a self-defense class and trapped her assailant until police arrived.  Kelly’s Instagram post of her GPS lines tracking the encounter went viral, attracting worldwide attention.  Women around the world were inspired to fight back - whether it be against assault or even against someone who is underestimating them.  Through Not Today, Kelly continues to promote runner safety, personal protection and other forms of badassery.  Her advocacy efforts have landed her on the November cover of Runners' World and she also stars in their documentary entitled, "Not Today", which premiers on March 12th in Chicago and will have an upcoming viewing dates locally.

The JSRC was proud to have supported Kelly’s efforts around runner safety by promoting this special event.  Thank you to all of those that attended including JSRC and She Runs! members.  Stay tuned for future Not Today promoted events.  Click Here for more information about Kelly’s journey in the February 10th, Asbury Park Press feature article.

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JSRC Annual Winter Gala recap!

The JSRC's Annual Winter Gala was held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Doolan's Shore Club. It was a great night full of good friends, good food, good drinks and lots of fun! We Celebrated Fun and Running at the Jersey SHORE! The gala included a cocktail hour, dinner, music, dancing, awards, a gift auction and a 50/50. Click here for photos.

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Runner Safety Awareness Week wraps up with JSRC Citizen Run!

The JSRC participated in the Runner Safety Awareness Week as events were held each day in either New York City, all of the boroughs, Boston and Ocean Grove, NJ  Industry experts and community leaders gathered to talk about how runners can face the road or trail with confidence

On Sunday, January 26th, the JSRC  held a "Citizen Run" during the normal weekly Sunday Runday Group Run in Ocean Grove, NJ.  We were honored to be joined by Kelly Herron.  Through her organization "Not Today", Kelly promotes runner safety and personal protection.  Her advocacy efforts landed her on the November cover of Runners' World and she also stars in their documentary entitled, "Not Today", which will have an upcoming release date.  Thank you to all the JSRC and She Run's members that came out and supported the event.

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Registration Links for Upcoming Events

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Final RunAPolooza price increase this weekend. Sign up now before it sells out!

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Time is running out to register for the 2020 RunAPalooza, half marathon, relay and 5k. This is the Jersey Shore Running Clubs biggest race each year.  The 2020 RunAPalooza will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Asbury Park, NJ.   Click Here to register now and for race information, including how to get involved and volunteer.  Club members receive discounted pricing.

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