Group runs help motivate our members to get out there and run in the cold, heat, rain or snow. Running with a group also provides an extra level of safety then running alone. Regardless of your pace, you can join us and likely find someone that will run close to your time. Each week, we have 6 organized group runs that occur from Tuesday - Sunday. All are welcome to join in a group run. All you need to do is show up at the designated location and time. We are sure you will eventually want to become a member!
If you can make it, simply let someone know it's your first time, and you will be welcomed with open arms to experience a JSRC group run. Check back here for details or check the Facebook group page for any updates.
SUNDAY RUNDAY is our other group run that meets in Ocean Grove. Starting the Sunday after Labor Day, we now start at 7:00 AM on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves) right by the flag pole. We typically head out south on the boardwalk and run through Bradley Beach, Avon, Belmar and Spring Lake and then back to Ocean Grove. Sometimes we head north into Asbury Park. Join us and run anywhere from 3-10 miles with the great group of regulars. When its marathon training season, don't be surprised if runners are getting in between 12 and 20 miles. If you show up late, you will likely start in Wave 2.
Contact: Barbara Hanlon (via FB)
Meet at Bodman Park just off Navesink River Road at 7:30 a.m. Meet at the Clubhouse (Market Street, Middletown). Groups run from 6 to 22 miles mostly on trails through Hartshorne Woods Park & Huber Woods & the surrounding areas with scenic views. There are plenty of hills and it's a perfect run for marathon training. There are water stops & refreshments at the end. There is also the opportunity to walk on Sunday mornings. The distance is six miles & start time is variable. Group Contact: Ira Wiss (via FB)
This is our Northernmost boardwalk group run. The run starts and runs back and forth on the Long Branch, Boardwalk. We meet on the south end of the boardwalk, Brighton ave, beach entrance (AKA West End). We meet at 6:00 PM. We typically run between 4-6 miles run along the boardwalk and around Lake Takanasseee passing the Dr. George Sheehan Memorial. Come join the cool kids every week at 6:00 PM!
Contact: Ivone Lopes (via FB)
Ocean Grove is home to 2 of our weekly group runs. We meet at 6 or 6:30 PM depending on the time of the year. Effective November 3rd, we will now be meeting at 6 PM. We meet on the Boardwalk (Main & Ocean Aves) right by the flag pole. We typically head out south on the boardwalk and run through Bradley Beach, Avon, Belmar and Spring Lake and then back to Ocean Grove. Sometimes we head north into Asbury Park. Join us and run anywhere from 3-10 miles with the great group of regulars. If you show up on the right night, the group picture might be clear enough to prove that you were there.
Contact: Keith Fleming (via FB)
Thursday mornings 6:00 AM - Belmar
The JSRC is pleased to announce our newest group run. Going by the name "Rise 'n Shine", it's geared toward runners who like to get up and get their run done before starting their work day. This group meets every Thursday around 6:00 a.m. on the boardwalk in Belmar, near Dunkin Donuts. ( 16th Avenue & Ocean Avenue) Members and non-members are invited to join in on the run.
Contact: Deborah Scheer (via FB)
** THURSDAY GROUP RUN now starts at 6 PM on the boardwalk at the intersection of Lincoln Ave and Ocean in Avon. The Thursday group run starts at 6 PM and we 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. We have a steady group comprising all paces & experience levels. All paces are welcome. Starting locations change to either Avon, Belmar or Asbury Park depending on the time of year.
** We usually go out to dinner afterward, so bring your appetite as well! **
Contact: Dana Jacoby (via FB) Thursday Photo Album