On Sunday, October 27, 2013 the Jersey Shore Running Club will be hosting its 20th Annual Trick or Trot Race. Last year’s race had to be cancelled due to the impending Hurricane Sandy – so if you don’t count last year it would be the 19th year. The post-race party was held so maybe it counts..
The race has a long history at the Jersey Shore and is a favorite for runners many who dress in costumes for the run and the post run costume parade.
The start is on the Long Branch Promenade and finish is at Seven President’s Park in Long Branch, N.J. The 5K course is fast and flat mostly on the Long Branch Promenade, boardwalk and ocean front road.. It’s a scenic ocean front course that goes through Pier Village..
Sunday, October 27, 11:00 a.m., Trick or Trot 5K, Seven Presidents Park, Long Branch, N.J.
Coming in first in 2011 was Michael Moriarty of Spotswood, NJ in a time of 18:30, followed by Juan Carlos Nieves of New York City in 19:01 and then Scott Snell of Wall in 20:38.
For the women it was Lisa Namath of Wall in a time of 20:00 followed by Lauren Rhatigan of Ship Bottom in 20:43 and then Stephanie Lafergola of Matawan in 20:49.
There is also a Fitness Walk and a Pet Walk.
The event benefits the homeless animals at the Monmouth County SPCA.
The 5K and 2 mile walk starts at 11 AM, the ¾ mile Pat Walk starts at 11:15 AM.
There are also Kid’s races which start at 10:30 AM.
The costume parade – for runners and pets starts after the 5K at about 11:45 AM.
There are many awards to overall, age groups and costumed runners and pets.
So what do you think - is this the 19th or the 20th?
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