The Ocean Running Club's Summer Series begins Tuesday June 25, 2013 at Winding River Park in Toms River. The series continues Tuesday evenings through July 16th. The one mile race starts at 6:30pm, the 5K walk starts at 6:40pm and the 5K run starts at 6:45pm. Registration opens at 6:15pm.
The next Ocean Running Club meeting is Thursday June 6, 2013 at Road Runner Sports, 490 Broad St. in Shrewsbury. The meeting starts at 6:30pm.
Come on out to see what is new with the club. We will be discussing the many upcoming ORC events : Seaside Half, Summer Series, track, summer races, and more. Kick off the summer with good friends and good times!
There will be special discounts at Road Runner Sports. There will be subs and the free shoe raffle! Please try to make the ORC meeting, bring a friend. RRS helps support and sponsor the Seaside Half Marathon.
Please contact Harold or Pat for more information, or to let them know you will be attending (we need a headcount for the subs).
ORC Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to the following students for winning scholarships from the Ocean Running Club.
Lindsey Van Zile - TR South
Kaitlin Frank - TR East
Brittany Blanchard - Brick Twp HS
Cassandra Mellea - Manchester HS
Michael LaMonica - TR North
Christopher Lesniak - TR North
Connor Hanson - Monsignor Donovan HS
Samantha Will - Central HS
Matthew LaMonica - TR North
Thank you to the Scholarship Committee and the Seaside Half Marathon and the Blue Claws 5k.
The Ocean Running Club would not be able to do this without their commitment and sponsorship.
ORC Track Workouts : New Location
ORC track workouts have been moved over to the Monsignor Donovan track. The track is located behind the school off of Hooper Avenue.
Workouts will be held on Tuesday evenings, beginning at 5:30pm with a warmup and a different track workout each week. Anyone who wants to improve, get a good workout, or run with a group, come on out! All paces are welcome.
Check out the Ocean Running Club Facebook Page for additional information.
Road Runner Sports Adventure Runs
Have some fun and meet hundreds of new running friends the 2nd Thursday of each month at your Shrewsbury Road Runner Sports store! Run to fun checkpoints and collect as many raffle tickets as you can in 1 hour for your chance to win $3000 in Prizes and giveaways! And the best part, it’s totally FREE!
The next run is on this Thursday, June 13th, so bring some friends and possibly win FREE SHOES! For more event information please visit the Facebook page.
The Ocean Running Club's 36th Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K is scheduled for Sunday October 20, 2013. The race(s) benefit the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad of Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Twp. and The ORC Scholarship Fund. The flat, fast, out-and-back course starts at The Sawmill on the boardwalk and continues into Island Beach State Park.
There will be a free post-race lunch at the Sawmill Café for all race participants.
Registration Information On line and mail in registration ends on September 16. After that you must register at the Sawmill either Saturday, October 19 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm or on race morning from 7:00am to 8:30am. T-shirts not guaranteed for post registration.
The 15th annual Pine Beach 5K will be held on Sunday June 23rd at Vista Park in Pine Beach. One of the largest races in the New Jersey, this race has become a favorite for many runners. Once again, Outback Steakhouse will provide a postrace BBQ. There are cash awards and many random prizes. For more information, check out the Pine Beach 5K website.
Big Box Races (Article on the Examiner.com)
There has been lots of attention to the so called "Big Box" stores moving into a community
and the impact they have on local smaller "mom and pop" businesses that have been
established in many cases for generations.
The big stores move in and drive many of the small stores out of business by
under cutting prices, offering larger variety and longer hours all at the expense
of personal attention and better service.
In the case of road races there is a similar trend. Large corporations are
moving in to stage events all across the country. The trend appears to be
expanding as these corporations see an opportunity to expand their business and
stage more and more events to maximize their profits.
Toms River Fitness provides their members with the environment and resources to achieve a more balanced, fulfilling and engaged life, physically and mentally. Exercise at Toms River Fitness is only one part of that. The helpful and friendly staff is equally important in assisting every person who comes through the doors in achieving goals of any kind. Today, they are one of Ocean County New Jersey's preferred Fitness Centers due to warm welcomes, great location and variety of fitness programs available.