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JSRC's Navesink 4 is Coming Up on July 29th!


On Saturday, July 29th, come run (or walk!) the historic and scenic Navesink hills and dales! JSRC's 3rd annual Summer Navesink 4 Miler starts (and ends) at Bodman Park in Middletown, NJ.  9AM for the 4 mile run and 9:10AM for the 2 mile walk. This is a perfect mid-summer race to keep yourself in competition shape, and it comes with a great post-race party at Belford Brewing. Registration and full race information can be found here. Registration prices increase on July 2nd so reserve your spot on the starting line today.

2023 Special Olympics Track Meet

The 2023 Monmouth-Ocean County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Long Branch High School.

We need at least 30 (preferably more) volunteers to help with escorting athletes, scoring, timing, awards and other tasks associated with the event. Volunteers should plan on being at the high school by 8:30 AM. The meet is usually over by 2 or 3 PM. If you can't be there by 8:30 or can't stay the entire time, that's fine. Just let us know ahead of time so we can be sure we have appropriate coverage.

Online registration for volunteers is now open.
If you volunteer at only one event it should be this one. It’s an inspirational and very rewarding experience!

Click here to volunteer!

The Lake Como Spring Break 5K 2023 Is In The Books


Another wet and windy day dawned on Saturday April 29th for the Lake Como Spring Break 5K, and yet several hundred runners proved their mettle and braved the elements for another successful and fun JSRC event benefitting Team Shamrock and Tunnel to Towers.  

Thanks to Bar Anticipation for their partnership and support and for another fabulous post-race "Bar-A Bar-B-Q Bash" giving everyone a chance to celebrate their accomplishments, replenish their carbs and dry out their soggy running shoes!  Thanks also to all the volunteers and race organizers who braved the elements to ensure a successful day.

Congratulations to all the overall, age group and category winners.  Official race results available here.

Photo Credit:  Dave DeMonico

RunAPalooza 2023 - Another Successful Year


On Saturday, April 1st, JSRC was once again the proud sponsor and host of the best running festival on the Jersey Shore - RunAPalooza 2023.  

Combining a simultaneous start 5K, a Half Marathon and a Relay Marathon with the sites and sounds of historic Asbury Park and the surrounding shore communities, this is always a favorite on the annual Jersey Shore race calendar.  

Despite the soggy, windy & chilly weather; nearly 3,000 runners braved the elements across the three races and celebrated their efforts with a boardwalk finish as thee rain was starting to abate and a fantastic after party at Porta restaurant.  

The best part of the day, was the over $90,000 raised for local Jersey Shore charities!  Looking forward to RunAPalooza 2024 on April 6, 2024 - Mark Your Calendars!

Got Sneakers Fundraiser for Shore Regional


Not too late to donate! - Bring your sneakers to the Lake Como 5K on Saturday, April 29th!

Did you know that your gently worn sneakers could help raise money for the Shore Regional XC and Track Team

Well, they can and here’s how…JSRC is helping Shore Regional in their fundraiser with the organization At the next club meeting on April 25th, in Monmouth Beach, bring your gently worn, lovingly used, or brand spanking new sneakers along with you and we'll have a donation box where you can drop them off. We all have sneakers that we no longer want; maybe you’ve out-grown them, they’re out of style, or out of season, maybe you have a jinxed pair that kept you from achieving that PR.  Time to clean out that closet!

You can also ask neighbors, friends, co-workers, and anyone in your social networks to help out. Every pair counts!

The sneakers that we all collect will help raise money to support Shore Regional's XC and Track Team AND will help our environment by keeping sneakers out of landfills.

JSRC General Club meeting - Tuesday, April 25 at 7:15 PM


The next general club meeting with be on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:15 pm.  The meeting is open to all club members.  This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members and find out what's new with the club. If you new to the club, come out and introduce yourself and pick up your FREE member hat. We always have great giveaways and food and beverages in between the club chatter about past and upcoming races.

Where?    Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, 128 Ocean Ave N, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
 Click here for directions

    April 25, 7:15 PM

JSRC RunAPalooza to be held April 1

Jersey Shore Running Club's premiere sold-out RunAPalooza event will be held on Saturday, April 1.

RunAPalooza features the Jersey Shore Relay, Asbury Park Half Marathon and Jersey Shore 5K.

Click here for RESULTS

Click here for latest information for runners, spectators and volunteers.

Half Marathon Instructions          5K Instructions

Relay Instructions

PARADE SEASON IS HERE - this weekend Asbury Park March 12


Mark your Calendars for the JSRC Parade Club events:   

BELMAR LAKE COMO PARADE   Sunday, March 5, 2023

50th Annual Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade
JSRC Parade Team to meet in "front of Bar-A" at "around noon".
(Optional) Parade line up is North Blvd 11:30; parade starts at 12:30
ASBURY PARK   Sunday, March 12, 2023

  • 9th Annual Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade   
  • (Optional) Pre parade get together at Kim Maries on Kingsley and Sunset Ave at 11:00..
  • Parade line up is Kingsley and 7th Ave 12:30; parade starts at 1:00
  • Parade Route from start to Cookman Ave and ends at Asbury Park City Hall parking lot.
  • PARKING - Parade participants may park for free in the parking lot on Second Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Kingsley Street. Parking meters are in effect for on street-parking.

Send an email to Parade Coordinator in you are interested in Marching with the JSRC

Some 2020 photos click here   --   2018 PHOTOS POSTED HERE . and check out video

JSRC Winter Social

The 2023 JSRC Winter Social was held on Saturday, February 25, at the Spring Lake Manor.
Click here for some photos.


Manasquan Beach Run Held February 18

Photos and videos from the Manasquan Mid-Winter Beach Run are now posted.

Click here to see how much fun it was!


JSRC away team members at the Key West Half Marathon and 5K on January 15

Congrats to all who ran and/or placed in age groups!
Results link here.

JSRC New Year's Eve Twilight Run - December 31 - Manasquan, NJ

19th Annual JSRC New Years Eve Twilight 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk & Party
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 | 4:00 p.m. | Leggett’s Sand Bar, 217 First Ave., Manasquan, NJ

Click here for more information

Running In The New Year - A JSRC Tradition
Let’s face it, this is the busiest time of the year but it’s also time to think about your New Year’s Resolutions.  And with all the food and drink we are about to consume over the next few weeks, you might want to consider starting 2023 off on the right foot with some extra steps!
Please join us for the 19th Annual New Years Eve Twilight 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk & Party hosted by the Jersey Shore Running Club on the beautiful Manasquan beachfront. This JSRC tradition has brought smiles to the thousands who have run it in the past.  A 4:00 pm start time allows for a little “recovery time” from your late night partying. This is a SAFE and happy celebratory fun run with course marshals at selected locations. Runners, walkers and friends are all welcome!  There will be a free buffet for all participants at Leggett's Sand Bar following the run/walk 

2022 JSRC Adopt-a-Family

The JSRC Adopt-a-Family event will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022.

We meet at 6 pm, December , at Mount Carmel School, 805 Pine Street and First Avenue, Asbury Park, to wrap gifts for our eight adopted families

Click here
for wish list details.    Click here  to RSVP

Board Nominations Open through December 16

Nominations for the 2023-2025 JSRC Board are now OPEN and will close Friday, December 16, 2022. All members-in-good standing (your membership account MUST be up-to-date in RunSignup) are eligible to serve on the board.

To nominate someone (you can't nominate yourself) please email .

Position descriptions and nominees can be found on club Nominations Page ( Nominees will only be listed upon accepting their nomination.

Navesink Challenge - another successful event!

Navesink  Challenge    Sun November 27, 2022

Click here for results

Click here for photos (to be posted soon)


     12 start video                                   5K start video

Dr. George Sheehan Statue

One of the founders of road racing at the Jersey Shore

Dr. George Sheehan Statue unveiling    Sunday Dec, 4th    Lincroft NJ  

On Sunday, December 4th, a larger-than-life bronze statue commemorating Dr. George Sheehan will be unveiled at the base of road leading to the brand-new Sheehan Track & Field Complex. 
CBA commissioned the statue in 2018 from noted master sculptor Brian Hanlon, who has methodically crafted a piece that captures the spirit and energy of the renowned running enthusiast.

Click here for information on the ceremony

Click here to learn more about George Sheehan

Hashathon Recap


Over 300 crazies at the 42nd running of the Hashathon on November 12. Congrats to all participants - thanks to the vols!

Hashathon results   HASHATHON 6-Mile Treacherous Trail Run Results

Hashathon photos HASHATHON 6-Mile Treacherous Trail Run: RaceDay Photos

Deal Trick or Trot Held October 30

Click here for results.  Click here for photos!

The Jersey Shore Running Club & Deal Fire Company No. 2 present Deal Trick or Trot
4-mile road race  -   4-mile Harry Drazin Memorial Racewalk
Petwalk   -    Kid's dashes

Another JSRC Team Trophy!

The Jersey Shore Running is the "Third Fastest Team" at the 2022 KeyportFest 5K on September 24.

Congratulations to 15-year Race Director Nancy Jones on another great event, with nearly 400 finishers.

Click here for Results

9-11 Memorial Run

To memorialize all from the Jersey Shore who were lost on September 11, 2001. Belmar, NJ,
On the Boardwalk across from Dunkin Donuts on 16th Ave

Sunday - September 11 - 6 PM  - This is not a Race  - About 3 miles
Click here for 2002 OneDrive photo album 
Click here for 2022 Google Photo album
Click here for Video posted on Facebook
Click here for article on

We start in Belmar with the reading of the first section of names from the Jersey Shore who were lost on that tragic day. We will run in Silence as a group to the September 11 Memorial in Spring Lake where more names will be read by all of the runners and flags and flowers will be placed on the memorial. We will then proceed to a memorial as a group again in silence where the rest of the names will be read. After an additional moment of silence, we will return to the start. A post run reception will then be held for all of the participants. There is no charge or registration fee, no t-shirts, no clock, no bib numbers and no awards. It will be your most memorable run of the year. All are Invited to Commemorate those Lost.

The Jersey Shore 9-11 Memorial Run   - to memorialize all from the Jersey Shore who were lost on September 11, 2001

Aerial Video Coverage (2017)



The Belmar Five!

The 2022 Belmar Five Mile Run was held for Saturday, September 3 (Labor Day Weekend)


On behalf of the Jersey Shore Running Club (JSRC) and the Belmar Goodwill Hose Co #1, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the more than 2,800 runners, walkers and volunteers who participated in the 46th annual Belmar 5 Mile Run & Kid’s Races.  Each participant helped to create an extraordinary atmosphere of excitement at this year’s events. We can't express our gratitude enough.  Congratulations to the overall winner of the Belmar 5 Mile, Robert Napolitano, 27, who completed the course with a time of 24:35 and Clara Peterson, 38, the first female overall winner who crossed the finish line with a time of 27:34. Napolitano, a Belmar resident, also won the race last year.  Peterson from Corte Madera, California is a 5 time first overall female Belmar 5 winner! 

Each year our goal is to provide a well-organized, family event.  The Goodwill Hose Co. relies largely on the support from the many donors and sponsors of this event to help defray some of the operating expenses of the company.  We would like to express our sincere thanks to our loyal sponsors, Bar Anticipation, Joe’s Surf Shack, D’Jais, Miller Lite, Thrive Spine & Sports Rehab, NJ Gravel & Sand, Coastal Kitchens & Baths, Turnstile Coffee Roasters, Attilios, FINS Tropicali Cuisine, Playa Bowls, Bubbakoos, Tailgaters Grill & Scoops, Sumo Hibachi & Sushi Bar, Marina Grille/Chef’s International, Kinney Chiropractic, Doctor T-Shirt, Robert Galizio, Esq; Pringle, Quinn, Anzano, PC and Power Crunch for their continued support, increasing the success of the Belmar 5 each year.  A huge thank you to everyone who made generous donations to the fire company that has provided emergency services to our community for over 120 years.  Thank you to the team of a great number of people for their hard work, including the Belmar Mayor & Council, the boroughs of Lake Como and Spring Lake, the Dept of Public Works, the First Aid Squad, Belmar & Spring Lake Police, the Jersey Shore Running Club, the Friendly Sons of Shillelagh, the musicians and the more than 200 volunteers who provided a safe & secure run.  For the past 46 years, these people continue to make the Belmar 5 Mile & Kids races a huge success. You are all truly appreciated!  What a great way to close out the summer of 2022.  We hope to see you all next year!

Dan Napoliton, Race Director (JSRC)
Eugene "Chip" Cavanagh, President, Goodwill Hose Co #1

Saturday in the Park 5K - another Great Day for Women's Running!

Jersey Shore Running Club's 29th Annual women's 5K run & walk, to benefit organizations with programs dedicated to providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and education for women and their families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, held at Thompson Park on August 27. (On a Saturday, of course). Congratulations and thanks to all participants and volunteers at this year's event.  

RESULTS ARE POSTED HERE           Click here for more information and photos.

Sunday, August 28th was the Annual JSRC Day at the Races!

A perfect day for racing - horse racing that is - at the JSRC "Day at the Races" picnic at Monmouth Park Racetrack.

Click Here for photos.


2nd Annual Navesink 4 - July 30th


Thanks to all participants and volunteers at our latest official JSRC race -  The Navesink 4 mile race on Saturday, July 30th. Highlights about this event:

  • Chip timed.
  • Awesome t-shirts.
  • Age group awards.
  • Takes place on beautiful Cooper Road.
  • Great after party at Belford Brewing.

Click Here for race results.  Photos and race recap to come.

Lake Como Spring Break 5K Check Presentation - 2022


On July 14, at Bar Anticpation, the Jersey Shore Running Club presented a $7,000 donation check to Team Shamrock and the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation, proceeds from the JSRC Lake Como Spring Break 5K which was held in April.

Pictured are Dan Napoliton, Kathie Napoliton, Kathy Cunningham and Rick Valentine.

JSRC Members Support Jack Rafter 5K on July 16

Results posted here. Congratulations to JSRC members, especially first female overall - Kim Hart!

Mayor's Rock & Roll for Recreation Event to honor the JSRC


TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THE 2022 MAYOR’S ROCK & ROLL FOR RECREATION EVENT on Thursday, April 28th to Benefit the Asbury Park Summer Recreation Program

The City of Asbury Park is preparing for the Mayor’s Rock & Roll for Recreation fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 6-10pm at The Stone Pony located at 913 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park. Tickets are $85 and will include a fun-filled evening featuring live music, a buffet dinner, one-hour open bar and silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting the Asbury Park Summer Recreation Program.

This year’s Mayor’s Rock & Roll for Recreation fundraiser is a high-energy update of the famed Rodeo for Recreation which has raised over $100,000 in funding for the Asbury Park Summer Recreation Program since 2016.  Sponsorships for the event are still available. Top tier sponsors to date include: The Asbury Hotel, AP Toy Drive, Jersey Shore Running Club, Stone Pony, Chamber of Commerce, Sackman Enterprises, RentAsburyPark, Pepsi, Madison Marquette, Light of Day Foundation, Home Drug Store, Breakwater, NJ Natural Gas, First Atlantic, First Energy, SeaHearNow, Ansell, Grimm and Aaron, Kivitt, Delisa, Millennium, and The Coaster.

For the health and safety of our attendees, proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result within 72 hours of event will be required for entry. 

To purchase tickets, visit

Link to tickets for the event

JSRC Official Gear Store offering discounts to club members.


The Jersey Shore Running Club Official Club Gear Store is open with over 30 items, including gift cards 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: 

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