ORC General Meeting
The next Ocean Running Club meeting is Thursday November 20, 2014 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 : Winter Series, Awards Dinner, the Seaside Half Marathon and more.

There will be special discounts at Road Runner Sports. There will be prizes, food 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.

Jingle Bells Run
The 16th Annual Jingle Bells 5K run will be held on Sunday December 7, 2014 starting and finishing at the Ocean County Library on Washington Street in Toms River. The 5K run begins at 3:30pm with a One Mile Fun Run/Fitness Walk starting at 3:00pm.

For more information, please visit the Jinglebells Run website.

PDF version of the application is avaialble at Jinglebells Run Race Application (PDF Version).

ORC Awards Banquet
It's that time of year again! The Ocean Running Club will hold it's annual Awards Banquet on Saturday January 10th, from 7pm to 11pm, at the Beachwood Community Center. The theme this year is Super Heroes. Be your supe hero for the night! This is sure to be a great night of awards, dancing, eating, and merriment for all! The Beachwood Community Center is located at 147 Compass Ave in Beachwood (Next to the Yacht Club).

Come on out and join in on the fun. $20 for ORC members and $25 for non-members - same price for 25 years- WOW! If you would like to attend, please download the ORC Awards Banquet form, fill it out and send it in as soon as possible.

Please send your form to Barbara Johnson, 110 Biabou Drive, Toms River, NJ 08757.

For more information email Pat Hancock at patrunning1@gmail.com or call 732-281-8875.

ORC Awards Committee Needs Your Help
The ORC Awards Committee needs your input. Please download the Award Nomination Form, fill it in and send it to Barbara Johnson (address is on the form). You can also email Pat Hancock with any nominations. Awards will be given out at the annual awards banquet on January 10th.

ORC Winter Series
The ORC Winter Series will begin Sunday January 25th at Ocean County Park in Lakewood. The series will continue through February 22. The 4 Mile races begin at 11am with racewalkers starting at 10:45. Registration is held on race morning starting at 10am at the beach pavillion near the parking lot. Awards are given each week for overall and age group winners. Fees are $6 per race ($5 for ORC members).

For more information , check out the ORC Winter Series page or download a printable ORC Winter Series Flyer.

Seaside Half Marathon And 5K
Nearly 800 runners lined up on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights for the Ocean Running Club's 37th Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K. Runners had some cooler fall temperatures and some wind to deal with on the modified race course (due to construction at the entrance of Island Beach State Park). Thank you to all the volunteers that worked so hard to make it a great event for the race participants.

Justin Simard of Philladelphia was the first overall finisher for the third year in a row, with a winning time of 1:13:01. Andrew Van Hoogenstyn (1:15:00) and Bryan McDonnell (1:15:48) finished in second and third place respectively.

The first female finisher was Melissa Denman, of Montague, NJ, with a winning time of 1:30:04. Kim Martineau (1:30:50) and Lauren Eckberg (1:35:23) finished in second and third place respectively.

Scott Sarno, of Barnegat, won the 5K race in a time of 17:53. Mark Mellea (19:57) and Brian Mervin (21:04) finished in second and third place. Melissa Brady, of White Plains, NY, was the first female finisher with a winning time of 23:17. Isabella Wiley (23:31) and Paige Motusesky (24:11) finished in second and third place.

Thank you again to all the volunteers, and race director Pat Hancock for another successful race.

Complete half marathon race results from RaceForum.com.

Complete 5K race results from RaceForum.com.


Additional Half Marathon Photos courtesy of JSRC (Bob Both)

Additional 5K Photos courtesy of JSRC (Bob Both)

ORC Track Workouts
The ORC track workouts are back at 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.

ORC Membership
It's time to renew your club membership for 2015. Take advantage of discounted club events and race fees, discounts at selected area running stores. You can download the ORC Membership Form.

Bella N Motion

Bella N Motion provides individual and group training for women by women; a place for female runners of all ages and levels to seek support and encouragement to fulfill their goals, share their experiences, socialize and receive affordable personalized training plans.

For more information, check out the Bella N Motion website.

Toms River Fitness And Aquatic Center

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.

Check out the Toms River Fitness website, or stop in to check out the facilities.

Upcoming Races
November 30, 2014 Navesink Challenge
December 7, 2014 Jingle Bells Run
January 25, 2015 ORC Winter Series Week 1
February 1, 2015 ORC Winter Series Week 2
February 8, 2015 ORC Winter Series Week 3
February 15, 2015 ORC Winter Series Week 4
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