Nearly 1000 runners lined up on the boardwalk in Seaside Park for the Ocean Running Club's 40th Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K. Runners had some warm fall temperatures for the course along the beach and the bay. Thank you to the many, many volunteers that worked so hard to make it a great event for the race participants.
Ricardo Garcia was the first overall finisher, with a winning time of 1:18:43. Amanda Marino (after a first-place overall finish in the 5K), finished second overall with a time of 1:20:42. Patrick Ford (1:24:16) and Nicholas Chapel (1:25:09) were the second and third place male finishers. Carly Martz (1:32:52) and Beth Marzigliano (1:35:38) were the second and third place female finishers.
Amanda Marino was the overall winner in the 5K race with a time of 17:35. Katelyn Mcmurray (21:28) and Marypat Coan (23:56) were the second and third place female finishers. Tom Patchett was the first male finisher with a time of 18:46. Jonathan Renfer (20:41) and Shawn Mammen (20:51) were the second and third place male finishers.
Thank you again to all the volunteers and sponsors, and race director Lori Ditzel for another successful race. ORC could not continue to put on this amazing event without your help.
The 19th Annual Jingle Bells 5K run will be held on Sunday December 3, 2017 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.
Sandy Rinderer recently traveled to the Netherlands to take on the world at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series Rotterdam. Sandy completed the course in 3:04:12, good for 8th place AG. Congratulations Sandy.
Competing in the Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City, Larry Perlberg completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1 mile run in 5:41:58, good for 4th place AG. Congratulations Larry.
ORC Summer Series
The 2017 Ocean Running Club's Summer Series ended Tuesday at Winding River Park in Toms River. Once again it was a great turnout with nearly 100 runners.
Noah Jacobs was the overall winner, running the 5K course in 16:21. William Rapsas (16:36) and Kyle Sarno (18:33) finished in second and third. Taylor Guthrie was the first female finisher, with a winning time of 21:24. Lillian Sarno (22:42) and Tamare Hernandez (23:19) finished second and third.
Congratulations to the awesome race directors, Petra Lamonica and Pat Hancock for putting on a successful series. Thanks to all the runners and walkers that came out to make the series a success. There was a great pasta party with raffles and awards. Fun was had by all! Thank you to all the volunteers - we couldn't do it without you!
Mark Fletcher took some great shots of the runners, available on the ORC Photo Gallery.
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.
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.