The 34th Annual Brielle Day 10K will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Brielle, N.J. The race starts at 9:00 a.m.
The event is the traditional start of the fall racing season at the shore.
Saturday, September 6, 9 a.m.10K, 34th Annual Brielle Day 10K, Brielle, New Jersey.
It will be the 34th running of this popular event which takes place on Brielle Day and has the unofficial motto, “It never rains on Brielle Day”. 10K’s have come and gone during that time but the organizers of the Brielle 10K have kept true to the tradition. Jack and Diane Cheer of Wall Township are again the co race directors.
The course is a challenging one through the neighborhoods of Brielle. It includes several steep hills to include one at about the quarter mile mark and several others during the course of the 6.2 mile run. Runners do enjoy a fast downhill before they enter into the park and the finish line.
The race always attracts a tough field and some pretty fast times for the 10K course which has remained pretty much the same over the years with a modification several years ago due to a change in the flow of traffic on the adjoining Route 70. The event also marks the unofficial start of the fall racing season.
The Course Records are held by (current course): Brock Butler 33:07 (2003). Event Record (original course) Philip Hinck 30:33 (1988).
There are awards for top finishers, five year age groups and Brielle residents. There will also be a random prize drawings – but remember you must be present to win.
Afterwards many of the participants stroll around the large craft fair or just relax at the adjoining beer garden.
Breaking the tape last year coming in first overall and for the men was Sean Clark from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a phenomenal time of 33:33 which is one of the fastest times in the history of the race. Sean was followed by Ken Walsh of Point Pleasant in 36:35 and then Stephen Holloway of Manasquan in 36:45.
For the women it was Dianne DeOliviera of Brick repeating from 2012 in a time of 40:35. Dianne easily beat her 2012 winning time of 42:05. She was followed by Christen Rillo of Howell in 43:00 and then Bethany Gunther of Philadelphia in 43:23.
More upcoming events can be found on the race calendar.