The next Ocean Running Club meeting is Thursday September 15th 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, guest speakers, raffles, race directors and more!
And yes, we will bring new club wear, ORC sweaty bands 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.
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.
ORC Summer Series
The 2016 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.
Scott Sarno was the overall winner, running the 5K course in 17:24. Scott Davern (17:57) and Joe Lesniak (18:04) finished in second and third. Noel Whitall-Johnson was the first female finisher, with a winning time of 19:17. Katie Chinery (20:47) and Colleen Francis (20:48) finished second and third.
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 a 50/50. 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.
ORC Photo Ops
The girls in Jensen Beach, FL with their new friend Jenguard.
We are putting together a photo gallery of members showing off their ORC gear. If you are on vacation and out for a run, stop for some water and take a selfie. It doesn't have to be a race or formal run, just get the gear on and snap a few shots. To share your photos, please send them to Brian. Include any information you would like to share: member name(s), location, landmarks, run description, etc. …
Wake Up with Jeremy Interview : WOBM
In case you missed it Wednesday morning, Pat Hancock and Sandy Rinderer were interviewed on WOBM.
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.
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.