The Ocean Running Club will host the Pine Beach 5K and One Mile Run on Sunday June 25, 2017. Proceeds will benefit the Ocean Running Club Scholarship Fund for local high school students. Awards to top 3 M/F and top 3 in 5 year age groups. There will be random raffles after the race including a custom road bike courtesy of Beachwood Bicycles.
The ORC Winter Series came to a close Sunday at Ocean County Park in Lakewood. This race really went to the dogs with 7 fast four legged runners pulling thier human friends to victory. Brutus and Robin dominated the field for the two mile course in 12.41 with Jasper pulling Bethanie to a 2nd place finish in 15 minutes. 3rd and 4th place a virtual tie between Father and daughter Winterbottom family of Sara and dad in 17.54. Miles and Bella battling for bragging rights of the household. Miles slightly in front holding off the little puppy Bella in her debut. 5th place was Barkley pulling Cindy along in under 21 minutes. Paula followed with Charlie neck and neck with Tony being guided by Paulas other little dog Tiny.
The four mile race was won by Dan McDevitt, running the course in 29:41. Juan Perez (30:20) and David Santay (32:01) finished in second and third place. Kate Mazza was the first female finisher with a time of 30:36. Carolyn Hanifin (31:52) and Holly Dombrowski (32:28) finished in second and third. Fred Linkhart was the first male racewalker, finishing in 43:52. Susan Middaugh was the first female racewalker, finishing in 45:44.
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.
This year, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is one of the beneficiaries of several nationwide racing events. These include the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, and the Atlantic City Marathon. There are a variety of racing distances available in each racing series, giving runners plenty of options to support the MS community.
Anyone interested in joining Team MSAA, or looking for more information can visit the MSAA Endurance Events page.
It's time to renew your club membership for 2017. 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.
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.