Last night was a fiesta to remember at our South of the Border-themed party! With a delicious Mexican dinner, delectable Tres leches cakes, and endless laughter as we attempted to break the piñata, it was a celebration of camaraderie and achievement.

We are thrilled to announce our esteemed award winners:


ORC Male Runner of the Year: Rudy Rinderer

ORC Female Runner of the Year: Sandy Rinderer

ORC Distance Runner of the Year: Rick Lee

ORC Marathon Runner of the Year: Robin Gialanella

ORC Male Triathlete of the Year: Tom Petrykiewicz

ORC Female Triathlete of the Year: Jennifer Goodman

ORC Master Runner of the Year: Heather Price

ORC Newcomer of the Year: Don Manfria

ORC President’s Award: Pat Hancock

Additionally, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the volunteers who tirelessly support our races and events:

ORC President: Harold Walsh

ORC Treasurer: Carol Costante

Seaside Race Director: Lori Ditzel

Pine Beach 5K Race Directors: Christina Lassik & Bethanie Adams

ORC Summer Series Coordinator: Petra LaMonica

And a special mention to our incredible backbone volunteers: Ellen Stefanacci, Jim Welshman, Barbara Johnson, Tina Duda, and the dynamic duo Sandy and Rudy Rinderer.

To everyone who joined us, thank you for making the evening so enjoyable. Your presence truly enriched the festivities.

We were honored to have special guests representing JSRC, FARC, and the Bella’s, including Penny and Phil Hinck, Janet and Jim Bergum (with Jim sporting the best Taco hat!), and Jason Protonentis from the Bella’s.

Here’s to another year of running, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments with the Ocean Running Club!

Warm regards

Ocean Running Club