Seaside Half Marathon And 5K
Nearly 800 runners lined up on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights for the Ocean Running Club's 37th Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K. Runners had some cooler fall temperatures and some wind to deal with on the modified race course (due to construction at the entrance of Island Beach State Park). Thank you to all the volunteers that worked so hard to make it a great event for the race participants.

Justin Simard of Philladelphia was the first overall finisher for the third year in a row, with a winning time of 1:13:01. Andrew Van Hoogenstyn (1:15:00) and Bryan McDonnell (1:15:48) finished in second and third place respectively.

The first female finisher was Melissa Denman, of Montague, NJ, with a winning time of 1:30:04. Kim Martineau (1:30:50) and Lauren Eckberg (1:35:23) finished in second and third place respectively.

Scott Sarno, of Barnegat, won the 5K race in a time of 17:53. Mark Mellea (19:57) and Brian Mervin (21:04) finished in second and third place. Melissa Brady, of White Plains, NY, was the first female finisher with a winning time of 23:17. Isabella Wiley (23:31) and Paige Motusesky (24:11) finished in second and third place.

Thank you again to all the volunteers, and race director Pat Hancock for another successful race.

Complete half marathon race results from

Complete 5K race results from


Additional Half Marathon Photos courtesy of JSRC (Bob Both)

Additional 5K Photos courtesy of JSRC (Bob Both)

Save The Date
The Ocean Running Club's annual Awards Dinner is scheduled for January 10, 2015 at the Beachwood Community Center. More information will be posted when it is available.

Harbor House "Color Run For Shelter" 5K
Harbor House, a safe haven for youth, is hosting its 5th annual 5K Run-Walk at First Energy Park (home of the Lakewood BlueClaws) in Lakewood, New Jersey on Saturday, November 1, 2014 starting at 8 am. This year we are adding a new and fun element with a color-themed event called Color Run for Shelter.

Participants will start out with an all-white t-shirt and will finish decked out in a spattering of bright, dazzling color. How it works: at each kilometer of the race, runners are blitzed by volunteers, sponsors, and staffers with a new color (1K is yellow, 2K is blue, 3K is green, 4K is pink, and 5K is… a “color extravaganza!”). And how’s this for a goodie bag: every runner gets a bag of color to put his or her own artistic skills to the test!

The event will feature a 5K Run, a 5K Walk and a one-mile fun run for the kids. In addition to the run/walk, there will be a mini kids fair, along with vendors and community resource information tables.

For more information, please visit the Harbor House Color Run For Shelter page.

ORC Track Workouts
The ORC track workouts are back at the Monsignor Donovan 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.

Special Offer for RRCA
PRO Compression is offering 40% off their selection of compression socks, running sock and sleeves. Visit and enter coupon code RRCA40 at checkout for 40% off, plus free shipping to your US address for all orders over $20.

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.

For more information, check out the Bella N Motion website.

Club Discount For AC Marathon Race Series
The Atlantic City Marathon Race Series is offering club members a special discount for their race series which includes the April Fools Half Marathon and the Atlantic City Marathon & Half Marathon. To receive the 18% discount, enter the offer code OCRC on the registration page. For full details, visit the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series website.

Toms River Fitness And Aquatic Center

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.

Check out the Toms River Fitness website, or stop in to check out the facilities.

Upcoming Races
November 1, 2014 Harbor House "Color Run For Shelter" 5K
November 2, 2014 Zombie Run
November 30, 2014 Navesink Challenge
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