The Ocean Running Club's Summer Series continued Tuesday evening at Winding River Park in Toms River. Another great turnout of runners lined up for the third week of the four-race series.
Scott Sarno was the overall winner, running the 5K course in 18:48. Kyle Sarno (19:37) and Michael Schober (20:31) finished in second and third place males. Allison Baker was the first female finisher, third overall, with a time of 20:26. Katherine Ellmaker (20:46) and Katherine Chinnery (20:55) finished second and third.
The Summer Series wraps up Tuesday July 21st. There will be cold drinks, pasta and raffles following the race.
Mark Fletcher took some great shots of the runners, available on the ORC Photo Gallery.
ORC Track Workout Update
Tuesday evening track workouts will not be held while the Summer Series is run. We will resume the workouts when the series is over.
Pine Beach 5K
The Pine Beach 5K is back. The Ocean Running Club was well represented at the 16th Annual Pine Beach 5K on Sunday. Some warm weather and some hot racing makes this one of the largest 5K races at the Jersey Shore. Close to 500 runners cruised the quiet streets of Pine Beach, finishing along the Toms River. It was nice to see so many ORC racing singlets lining up for the race and walking around the field after finishing. ORCs Scott Sarno was the overall winner with a time of 17:05. ORCs Dianne DeOliveira was the first female to cross the line with a winning time of 19:17.
Congratulations to new race director, Sandy Rinderer, and the Ocean Running Club for putting on another successful event. Thank you to all the volunteers!
The Ocean Running Club's 38th Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K is scheduled for Sunday October 18, 2015. 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 New 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.
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.