ORC Winter Series
The ORC Winter Series will begin Sunday January 28th at Ocean County Park in Lakewood. The series will continue each Sunday, through February 25th. The 4 Mile races begin at 10am with racewalkers starting at 9:45. Registration is held on race morning starting at 9am at the beach pavillion near the parking lot. Awards are given each week for overall and age group winners. Fees are $6 per race ($5 for ORC members).

For more information , check out the ORC Winter Series page or download a printable ORC Winter Series Flyer.

ORC Awards Banquet
It's that time of year again! The Ocean Running Club will hold it's annual Award Banquet on Saturday January 20th, from 7pm to 11pm, at the Beachwood Community Center. This is sure to be a great night of awards, dancing, eating, and merriment for all - including raffles! The Beachwood Community Center is located at 147 Compass Ave in Beachwood (Next to the Yacht Club).

Come on out and join in on the fun. $20 for ORC members and $25 for non-members - same price for 29 years- WOW! If you would like to attend, please download the ORC Awards Banquet form, fill it out and send it in as soon as possible.

Please send your form to Barbara Johnson, 110 Biabou Drive, Toms River, NJ 08757.

For more information email Pat Hancock at patrunning1@gmail.com or call 908-783-7526.

Also, please send in your award nomination form by January 4th.

ORC Awards Committee Needs Your Help
The ORC Awards Committee needs your input. Please download the Award Nomination Form, fill it in and send it to Barbara Johnson (address is on the form). You can also email Pat Hancock with any nominations. Awards will be given out at the annual awards banquet on January 20th.

ORC Membership
It's time to renew your club membership for 2018. Take advantage of discounted club events and race fees, discounts at selected area running stores. You can download the ORC Membership Form.

ORC Seaside Half Marathon And 5K

Nearly 1000 runners lined up on the boardwalk in Seaside Park for the Ocean Running Club's 40th Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K. Runners had some warm 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.

Ricardo Garcia was the first overall finisher, with a winning time of 1:18:43. Amanda Marino (after a first-place overall finish in the 5K), finished second overall with a time of 1:20:42. Patrick Ford (1:24:16) and Nicholas Chapel (1:25:09) were the second and third place male finishers. Carly Martz (1:32:52) and Beth Marzigliano (1:35:38) were the second and third place female finishers.

Amanda Marino was the overall winner in the 5K race with a time of 17:35. Katelyn Mcmurray (21:28) and Marypat Coan (23:56) were the second and third place female finishers. Tom Patchett was the first male finisher with a time of 18:46. Jonathan Renfer (20:41) and Shawn Mammen (20:51) were the second and third place male 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.

Results from Split Second Racing.

Angie Lombardi took some amazing race photos available at Dropbox.com.

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

Join the Seaside Half Marathon/5K Facebook group.

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
January 20, 2018 ORC Annual Award Banquet
January 28, 2018 ORC Winter Series Week 1
February 4, 2018 ORC Winter Series Week 2
February 11, 2018 ORC Winter Series Week 3
February 18, 2018 ORC Winter Series Week 4
February 25, 2018 ORC Winter Series Week 5
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