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.
C.J. Bauer was the overall winner, running the 5K course in 17:06. Scott Sarno (17:25) and Scott Davern (17:55) finished in second and third place males. MacKenzie Heitz 20:14
2nd place Katherine Ellmaker 21:10
3rd place Lillian Sarno 21:35
MacKenzie Heitz was the first female finisher, with a winning time of 20:14. Katherine Ellmaker (21:10) and Lillian Sarno (21:35) finished in second and third place.
Mark Fletcher took some great shots of the runners, available on the ORC Photo Gallery.The series wraps up on Tuesday evening, July 19th with an awesome party after the race. The one mile race, and the half-mile race, will start at 6:30pm. The 5K walk starts at 6:40pm and the 5K run starts at 6:45pm. Registration opens at 6:15pm.
The Ocean Running Club was well represented at the 17th Annual Pine Beach 5K on Sunday. Close to 400 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. John Flavin was the overall winner with a time of 16:18. Sam Knipper (16:30) and Mike Tarantino (16:40) finished in second and third place. Jade Tricomy was the first female to cross the line with a winning time of 19:30. Dianne DeOliveira (19:41) and Colleen Francis (20:22) finished in second and third place.
Congratulations to 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 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 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.
New Night : Track workouts will now be held on Wednesday evenings
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 Wednesday 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.
New Running Program Update
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.