The next Ocean Running Club meeting is Thursday April 21 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, located at 101 Washington Street. The meeting starts at 6:30pm in the Mancini Hall (room).
Come on out to see what is new with the club. We will be discussing the many ORC events, Club/Race updates, Summer Series dates, marathon training, track workouts, geust speakers, raffles, Spring into Running, walking to relax, and more!
And yes, we will bring club clothes and race forms.
The Ocean Running Club's 39th Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K is scheduled for Sunday October 16, 2016. The race(s) benefit the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad of Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Twp. and The ORC Scholarship Fund.
There are some exciting new changes to the race this year. The Half Marathon is flat & fast with a course that takes you from beach to bay! Starting at the famous Beachcomber Bar & Grill, runners will run south into Seaside Park with a few turns through the beautiful residential neighborhood before running along side the bay. Runners will then be directed north through the neighborhood, loop back to the boardwalk and run to the north end of Seaside Heights until back at the Beachcomber. But it doesn't end there - runners will repeat the same loop TWICE!
The 5k race will be entirely along the boardwalk, starting north into Seaside Heights before turning south to finish at the Beachcomber Bar & Grill.
New Night : Track workouts will now be held on Wednesday evenings
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 Wednesday 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 Pine Beach 5K
The Ocean Running Club will host the Pine Beach 5K and One Mile Run on Sunday June 26, 2016. Proceeds will benefit the Pine Beach Volunteer Fire Department and the Ocean Running Club Scholarship Fund. Awards to top 3 M/F and top 3 in 5 year age groups. Random raffles after the race including a custom road bike courtesy of Beachwood Bicycles.
The Ocean Running Club's Fall In Love With Running program has moved to Friday evenings at 5:45pm in Island Heights. Meet at the boardwalk near the gazebo. All paces are welcome. We have 10 to 14 minute milers as well as a walk/run group.
The ORC Winter Series came to a close Sunday at Ocean County Park in Lakewood. This was the third race of the series due to the cancellation of the January 24th and February 14th races.
The Valentine's Relay was run on the four-mile course, with Donna Gacho and Michael Canning winning in a time of 27:55. Jay McGovern was the first overall finisher, running the four-mile course in 22:12. Jason Gers (22:21) and Mike Rogers (26:45) finished in second and third place males. Carolyn Rogers was the first female finisher with a time of 29:22. Bethanie Adams (31:52) and Rachel Sciorhno (33:17) finished second and third. Fred Linkhart was the first male racewalker, finishing in 42:56. Panser Geer was the first female racewalker, finishing in 47:22.
Thanks to all the runners and walkers that came out to make the series a success. Thank you to all the volunteers - we couldn't do it without you!
Mark Fletcher took some great shots of the series, available on the ORC Photo Gallery
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