The race will be celebrating its eleventh year as one of the premiere road races at the shore. It is part of the Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix Series of races which includes: Spring Lake 5, Sheehan Classic, Belmar 5, and the Pier House 5K.
Over the years the event has attracted many top runners and has a rich history. The fastest time was put in by Girma Tolla of Ethiopia in 2007 with a speedy 14:35. For the women the course record was set by Victoria Ganushina of Brooklyn, N.Y. and the Ukraine in 2005 with a time of 17:14.
In last year’s race topping all runners was 23 year old Andrew Brodeur of Brick in a time of 15:08. He was followed for the men by Brian Quilty also of Brick and also 23 years old in 15:48 and then Pat Casterline also 23 of Bradley Beach in 16:01
Coming in first for the women in 2013 was Noel Whitall age 35 of Toms River breaking the tape in a time of 17:31. She was followed by another 23 year old Jennifer Nelson of Barnegat in 17:55 and then 27year old Jamie Liberti of Middletown in 18:15.
Here is a history of past winners:
2013 Andrew Brodeur 15:08 – Noel Whitall 17:31
2012 Andrew Brodeur 15:39 - Jennifer Nelson 17:51
2011 Rob Cavanaugh 15:21 - Erin Lunny 17:35
2010 James Gathoga 15:26 - Alyssa LaGuardia 18:21
2009 Nick Pelligrino 15:07 - Noel Brock 17:33
2008 Philip Kiptoo 14:49 - , Noel Brock 17:25
2007 Girma Tolla 14:35 - Heidi Wolfsberg 17:35
2006 Solomon Too 14:44 - Jessica Thomas 17:45
2005 Drew Davis 15:44 - Victoria Ganushina 17:14
2004 Nick Rogers 15:01 - Joanne Hennessy 17:19
Will Brodeur make it a “three peat” in 2014?
Runners can sign up on line before August 1 for only $25 by July 31, 2014. After that registration will still be open for $28.00..
The race is known for its distinctive tie dye shirts which have become collectors’ items over the years.
Lots more coming up including:
Saturday, July 19, Half Marathon Training Begins, Spring Lake, N.J.
Saturday, July 19, 7 a.m..12 - 15 Miles, Marathon Training Run #1, Spring Lake, N.J.
Saturday, July 19, 5K, Team Gov 5K, Allenhurst, N.J.
Saturday, July 26, Grand Canyon Half Marathon, Wellsboro, Pa.
Sunday, July 27, Grand Canyon Marathon, Wellsboro, Pa.
Saturday, August 2, 8:00am, Neptune City 5K, Neptune City, N.J.
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 5:45 PM, Captain Bill Gallagher 10 Mile Island Run, Sea Isle City, NJ.
Get more upcoming events on The Race Calendar.