The Annual Half Way to Brielle Day 5K was held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Brielle, N.J.
It was a gorgeous morning with bright sunny skies and a cool but cold crisp air with just a little wind for the 200 plus participants at the event that marks the half way point to the borough’s big 10 K which is held in September of every year.
The runners met at Rella’s for registration and check in. They followed a course which was a lot less hilly than the Brielle Day 10 K . Phil Hinck of the Jersey Shore Running Club gave the runners instructions prior to the start and set them off on their trek through the tree lined streets of the borough.
Coming in first overall was Dave Slavinski of Point Pleasant in a time of 15:47.
For the women it was Christine Arjego of Point Pleasant Beach in a time of 18:40
The first firefighter was Cole Porter in a time of 19:50.
Age group winners included:
14 and under
Nolan Kus 20:49 and Grace Wells 24:54
15 - 19
Craig Lapham 17:24 and Megan Staub 22:30
20 - 29
Joseph Baldasare 18:16 and Kristen Braun 22:19
30 - 39
Jeff Propet 17:30 and Sheila O'Grady 19:29
40 - 49
Gerald Perlberg 16:35 and Mary Beth Glaccum 23:11
Keith Hertling 19:21 and Karin Wingard 22:36
Jack Bleach 23:12 and Barbara Donelik 25:11
70 - 79
Chuck Albers 24:44
After the race awards were presented to the top finishers and age group winners. Runners received great looking "hoodie" type sweatshirts. The post-race party was held at Rella’s where the partying continued well into the afternoon.
Runners will have plenty to choose from next weekend including:
Saturday, March 16, St Patty's Day 5k, Bordentown, N.J.
Saturday, March 16, Harthshorne Trail Run, Middletown, N.J.
Sunday, March 17, St Paddy's Day 10 Miler and 5k, Freehold, N.J.
Sunday, March 17,5k and 13.1 Miles, Caesar Rodney Half Marathon, Wilmington, DE
More upcoming events can be found on The Race Calendar.