The 38th Annual Spring Lake 5 was held on Saturday morning, May 24, 2014 in the Jersey Shore borough of Spring Lake, New Jersey .Some 10,000 plus runners filled Ocean Avenue for the 8:30 a.m. start.
The skies were cloudy and although it was on the cool side the humidity did affect some runners.
The race is one of the oldest in New Jersey, starting in 1977 with just a couple of hundred runners. It marks the traditional start of the summer racing season at the Shore on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.
Breaking the finish tape first overall the 10,354 official finishers was Andrew Brodeur of Brick, N.J. in a time of 24:30. Andrew was also last year’s winner and beat his time of last year of 24:54. He was followed by Mark Leininger of Colts Neck in 24:40 and then Patrick Sheehan of Mooresville, North Carolina in 25:32.
Breaking the tape for the women was Sarah Cumming of Spring Lake in a time of 28:03 who finished second last year. She was followed by Hannah Eckstein of Middletown in 29:05 and then Noel Whitall of Toms River in 29:24 for the top three women.
The race is part of the Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix which also includes the Belmar 5, Asbury Park 5K, George Sheehan Classic and Pier House 5K.
On Friday evening May 23 several thousand kids participated in the Kid’s races.
And lots more events coming up can be found on The Race Calendar.