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Adopt-a-Family Gift Wrapping is December 14th!

The JSRC will once again be helping local families have a happy holiday season. This year will be different due to state regulations under the COVID-19 public health emergency.  We will limit participation to 75 attendees and all will be required to wear masks.  There will be no post wrapping food or drink, etc.  The JSRC realizes that some people may be uncomfortable with participating in the wrapping, so we are looking into finding a way to work out a gift drop off that evening and/or pick up in advance.  

Click Here for family wish lists & further details on how to donate or get involved.

When:  Monday, December 14th @ 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Mount Carmel School in Asbury Park, NJ  
Contact: Karen Kelly @ for more information and how to get involved.


Navesink Challenge is a Live Race! - Registration is now open to all!

The JSRC is pleased to announce that we are  able to bring the Navesink Challenge as a live in-person race this year.  Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we will have some restrictions the number of runners that can attend (425) and we have been forced to change the format to just a 5k and 10k race.  

Beginning October 1st, the general public is now able to register at full price.  There are only 425 slots available, so don't miss your chance to participate in one of the few live races that will occur in 2020.

Click Here for more information and to register now!


Nominations are now open for the 2021-2023 JSRC Board!


Nominations are now open and will close on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The actual 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. To make a nomination please email Michael Procopio at:  

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

Save The Date! - October 18th outdoor event to honor Dr. George Sheehan

On Sunday, October 18th between 3-5 PM, there will be a FREE live outdoor event on the CBA campus to honor Dr. George Sheehan whose vision more than 60 years ago led to the founding of CBA, and who inaugurated the Colt's championship running program.  The event will launch an exciting venture: the new track facility to be built on the CBA campus named in honor of Dr. Sheehan.  Please respond by October 9th at  or 732-747-1959 ext. 390.  The school would just like to get an idea of how many people might be showing up.


Saturday in the Park Virtual Race through September 12th!

Presented by the Jersey Shore Running Club, the annual Saturday in the Park 5K is traditionally held at Holmdel Park on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend to raise funds for and promote awareness of organizations that provide essential services to women and their children in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Saturday in the Park 5K "live event" has been turned into a virtual event. 

Saturday in the Park 2020 will be different than usual, allowing you to run or walk the 5K on any day from Saturday, September 5 through Saturday, September 12, in a park or not in a park!  Simply run or walk the 5K, then enter your time to see how it compares to other participants.

The $15 registration fee will help us to donate to our event charities during this time when they are suffering financially.  If you can not do the run or walk, consider making a donation to the event by clinking on the Donation button on the top right side of the event page.

ALSO,  for 2020 - there is a Virtual 5K for the Men to join.  This will allow more people to support the event and charities. Simply select the appropriate event when registering.

Click Here to signup and register now.  If you have any questions, send an email to

Remember to print out your virtual bib and take pictures of you group as you run anytime during the week window.  Be sure to post pictures on our club facebook page throughout the week.

Thanks to all for your continued support of the JSRC and SIP!


Jersey Shore Running Club Donates $11,000 to Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean County

On Tuesday, August 26th, 2020, Robert Galizio, President of the Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC), and the Run4Fulfill race committee participated in a check presentation ceremony at the headquarters of Fulfill (Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties).  During the visit, the team presented Kim Guidano, former Lieutenant Governor, Kim Guadanuo, now CEO and President of Fulfill with a check of $11,000.  The check represents the proceeds from the JSRC’s recent virtual race entitled Run4Fulfill.  The JSRC had over 190 runners and walkers register for the virtual event and together with the generous individual donations and almost 20 sponsors, the proceeds donated to Fulfill will produce 33,000 meals for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in  Monmouth and Ocean counties.

“I would personally like to thank the Jersey Shore Running Club for organizing the 5K to benefit Fulfill. The efforts of the organizers and runners will make a huge impact in the lives of children and their families at the Jersey Shore with 33,000 nutritious meals. What a tremendous gift!” said Fulfill CEO and President Kim Guadagno, the former Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.

Click Here for more information and to support Fulfill. 


Join us this Thursday for the 25th Anniversary of the Thursday Night Group Run


25 years strong this group run has been at it.  Please join us this Thursday, August 27th for a very special anniversary group run.  The meeting time is 6 PM at the Taylor Pavillian in Belmar. The Thursday group  usually go 4-6 miles on the well-lit boardwalk which is a very safe place to run. Occasionally some will extend the run for 8 miles. They have a steady group comprising all paces & experience levels. All paces are welcome.

"Not Today" FREE Documentary Virtual Screening - This Saturday, August 15th


The JSRC is proud to announce the first peek at this documentary starring club member Kelly Herron.  Many of our club members already know Kelly's story, and we have been glad to support her efforts since she permanently moved here to call the Jersey shore her home.  We were hoping to do an in person viewing, but will have to settle for a virtual screening until a future date. 

"Not Today" produced by Hearst Media brings an unflinching look at personal safety while running through the eyes of victims and their families, and the impact they are making within the running community both nationally and locally through their courage, strength and hope.

The Monmouth Film Festival will be streaming an abbreviated version of this documentary featuring the stories of Wendy Martinez and Kelly Herron for FREE!

All you need to do is sign-up or login to your free MFF Member Account and then visit the LIVE STREAM CENTER on the dates your favorite films are screening. It's that easy! (see ticket link)


When: Saturday at 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
Where: Online Event - LIVE STREAM CENTER (must login to free account)
More Details:

Run4Fulfill post race T-shirt pickup


Thank you to everyone who contributed, supported and participated in this virtual race to support Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  We had over 190 runners and walkers participate and many more sponsors and donations.  We are still finalizing the totals, but once we do, we will be presenting a check to Fulfill that will help feed many area families in need during this COVID-19 pandemic.  

Post Race T-Shirt Pick up schedule: The Run4Fulfill t-shirt pickup schedule below.

Thursday, July 23rd, 5-7:30p, Bar Anticipation - Mahogany Room
Thursday, July 30th, 6-7:30pm, West Long Branch Fire Department, 15 Oceanport Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ

Ralph will be missed!


The JSRC family lost a valuable member to our family over the weekend.  Ralph, our unofficial club mascot, was taken from us way too soon.  Ralph was loved by everyone who encountered him at any of the races the JSRC was part of.  Ralph volunteered at numerous races along with his human owner and talented trumpeteer, Dave DeMonico.  Ralph always was happy for anyone to stop and say hi along the course.  His void will be felt at all the usual race spots where you would expect to see Dave and him.  Rest in peace Ralph.

Thank you for participating and supporting the JSRC's "Run4Fulfill" Virtual Race!

The JSRC hosted a virtual race from June 19 through June 28th to benefit Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean counties.  We had over 190 participants and raised money for our charity partner.
Here are the details of the Run4Fulfill race:

  • Participants could either run 4 miles or walk 2 miles between June 19th and June 28th.
  • Each Participant will receive a unisex technical shirt.
  • Custom Bibs were able to be Printed out to wear while running.
We appreciate eveyone's participation to help us support this great cause as COVID-19 has created a demand for food since soup kitchens and schools are closed.  Click Here to see results and photos or to make a donation.  Please help us to raise as much for this cause as we can.  Remember that for ever $1 raised we can turn it into 3 meals!

More About Fulfill: Fulfill provides a full suite of programs to provide the resources people need to become self-sufficient. Key Facts include:
  • Fulfill has experienced a 40 percent increase in the demand for food since March 13, 2020.
  • Fulfill has provided 950,000 additional meals since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
  • Fulfill’s food costs have grown exponentially, as we work to meet the ever-increasing demand. In fact, they are now putting out bids and purchasing food from all over North America. Whichever vendor can get the food to Fulfill the quickest, gets the business. Despite our efforts though, they are still struggling to get many of our staples in a timely fashion.
  • Fulfill provides food to 289 feeding partners throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties, including local pantries, soup kitchens, senior and community centers, and Boys and Girls Clubs, to name a few.
Click Here to see results and photos.  Donations are still being accepted.  Please help us to raise as much for this cause as we can.  Remember that for ever $1 raised we can turn it into 3 meals!

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.  Each week we will attempt to promote different sponsors and partners on our web site.

It has been a long 2 months and many of us need new running shoes, so if you can, please contact or drive over to RoadRunner Sports in Shrewsbury, NJ and pick up some gear.  They just opened their doors on May 20th.  You can either call them at 732-212-1165 and press #2 to speak to a FIT EXPERT or you can go to their web site and order something for curb side pick up.  To go to the local web site Click Here.   The JSRC appreciates the continued support of our sponsors and partners.

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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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