ORC Seaside Half Marathon And 5K


Nearly 800 runners lined up on the boardwalk in Seaside Park for the Ocean Running Club's 42nd Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K. Runners had some nice 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.

Rait Pallo was the first overall finisher, with a winning time of 1:19:23. Kristo Prangel (1:21:38) and Nick Ricco (1:21:39) were the second and third place male finishers. Bronawyn Oleary was the first female finisher, with a winning time of 1:31:31. Caitlyn Wylie (1:38:36) and Dana Christensen (1:40:10-) were the second and third place female finishers.

Pat Hancock was the overall winner in the 5K race with a time of 17:34. Michael Laimann (18:10) and Matt Pierce (18:40) were the second and third place male finishers. Bettina Shepard was the first female finisher, with a winning time of 21:39. Cheryl Armato (21:59) and Meghie Weinberger (22:40) were the second and third place female 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.

Half Marathon Results from Split Second Racing.

5K Results from Split Second Racing.

For more information, please check out the Seaside Half Marathon and 5K website.

Join the Seaside Half Marathon/5K Facebook group.



Jingle Bells Run
The 21st Annual Jingle Bells 5K run will be held on Sunday December 8, 2019 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.

For more information, please visit the Jinglebells Run website.



Latest ORC News
So many races this past summer with ORC members placing. Brielle Hill and Dale had a big group of ORC runners wearing our colors, the race was very happy to see us and a few placed in their age groups like Dana klink 1st. Peter foytlin 1st., Lori Bogert 2nd. Cathy Akridge and Pat Hancock 1st. & 2nd.. Lacey Day 5K was a fun race for ORC to be at and again a good amount of ORCers placed in age groups- Peter foytlin 1st., Kevin Stoneham 2nd., Martin Poerner 2nd., Brent foytlin 3rd., Rudy Rinderer 1st., Dan Simmons 3rd., Cathy Akridge and Sandy Rinderer taking 2nd. & 3rd.AND Ocean Running Club WON the Team Award.

Another fun one that a group of ORC runners did was the Ocean Grove Bi-Athlon-. Peter foytlin 3rd. OA, and Ellen Stefanacci, Pat Hancock, Carol Costone and Cathy Akridge placing in their AG. A must for next year, we are looking good folks!

As I type this up about 19 ORC runners are getting ready to compete in the AC Half Ironman races this weekend- I am so excited for them, months of hard training will be worth it soon and cannot wait to hear the stories. I am sure you all have been reading about swim and bike meet ups, yes, I know we are a running club but a big presence of the club has taken on the triathlon world and love it.

Feel free to join us anytime- just check on Facebook – not on Facebook, well join in. Facebook is not just for gossip BUT it is for meeting up to run, swim, and bike or just to get running news.

A Thank you to Sandy Rinderer & Jim Welshman for setting up ORC night with us having a blast at the Lacey inflatable waterpark, do not miss out next year – it was hilarious.

Monday night track workouts will continue until it is too dark! 6:00 pm at Vista Park in Pine Beach, all ages and all paces. To improve on running you need to practice? plus we are fun to be with!

New clothes are in! Yes, you read that right, we will be bringing them to the club meeting on the 27th. Of this month, see meeting flyer.

As always, please take note of your surroundings when running alone. Be aware of anything that might make you feel at odds, and PLEASE wear reflective clothing and or lights when running in the dark- THANKS.

SEASIDE HALF MARATHON AND 5K 10-2019, this is another big race for Ocean Running Club – Volunteers are NEEDED, Thank you ?

PBA race will be on 9-28-19 on Franklin Ave. in Seaside Hts, lets support this race, run it or volunteer. To benefit Sean Brown’s 3 girls, Officer Sean Brown was killed on Rt 72 this year on his way to work – let’s do what we can, Thank you

HOLD THE DATE = JINGLES BELLS 5K and KIDS RUN 12-8-19 , downtown, Toms River



Monday Night Track Workouts
Attention runners, beginners or our runners coming back. New, old, fast or slow. Monday nights, starting June 10th, we will hold our track workouts (or run just for the fun of it!). Runners will meet at 6pm at Vista Field in Pine Beach - same place as the Pine Beach 5K. This will be great for the beginner runner to the racer wanting a fast workout. We would like to have a timed mile in a week or two after we start meeting up - then compare it at the end of the summer. We would also like to have a run/walk plan set up for our beginners or runners trying to come back.

We will have choices of workouts each week. Racing or walking to running workouts. Let us get ready for the Pine Beach 5K.



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.



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 2, 2019 Race To Educate 5K
November 3, 2019 Justin Cruz Memorial 5k Run
November 23, 2019 Manasquan Turkey Run
November 29, 2019 Born To Run 5M
December 1, 2019 Navesink Challenge 15K & 5K
December 8, 2019 Jingle Bells 5k Run
December 28, 2019 Polar Bear Races
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