The 18th Annual Jingle Bells 5K run will be held on Sunday December 4, 2016 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.
Nearly 600 runners lined up on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights for the Ocean Running Club's 39th Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K. Runners had some cooler fall temperatures for the course along the beach and the bay. Thank you to all the volunteers that worked so hard to make it a great event for the race participants.
Justin Simard of Ackron NY was the first overall finisher, with a winning time of 1:18:09. Christopher Mallard (1:18:12) and Zachary Kudlak (1:18:22) finished in second and third place respectively.
The first female finisher was Beth Mayer, of Aberdeen, with a winning time of 1:27:33. Lauren Eckberg (1:35:15) and Dana Christensen (1:35:59) finished in second and third place respectively.
Scott Sarno, of Barnegat, won the 5K race in a time of 17:39. Matthew Byrne (17:51) and Tom Patchett (18:47) finished in second and third place. Lillian Sarno, of Barnegat, was the first female finisher with a winning time of 20:51. Josie O'Grady (24:18) and Talia Vallano (24:34) finished in second and third place.
Thank you again to all the volunteers, and race director Laura Rowley for another successful race.
The ORC track workouts are back at the Donovan Catholic High School 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.
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