The Jersey Shore Running Club will host the 10th annual Lake Como 5K Run. on April 12, 2014 in Lake Como, N.J. It is a flat and fast USATF certified course which goes to the ocean front and around the Lake Como on the Spring Lake side and back to a great finish at Bar Anticipation in the borough..
This year, as in the past, the run is being held in memory of Gránia Maggio who was former member of the Jersey Shore Running Club, and a former Lake Como resident.
According to her sister Liz Maggio who is also the event organizer, “Gránia was an energetic runner who was fatally hit by a car at a Dave Matthews concert in Saratoga N.Y. in 2005. “
According to Liz, it was during her college career that Gránia became interested in running. After college she completed an internship at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland. She returned to compete in the Dublin Marathon two times. She was planning to run in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. prior to her tragic death.
A portion of the race proceeds will go to the Gránia Maggio Study Abroad Endowment at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. This study abroad program encourages students to travel and study in a variety of places including Italy, England, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica.
Coming in first for the men was Jeff Propert of Wall in a time of 16:54. Jeff has won this race several times. He was followed by Matthew Riley of Point Pleasant in 17:39 and then Jake Pew of Long Branch in 18:00.
For the women it was Mary Vidal of Atlantic Highlands in 21:04 breaking the tape. She was followed by Nicole Montegary of Hoboken in 21:33 and then Ashley Forsyth of Spring Lake Heights in 21:51.
The run will start at 10:00 a.m. at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como. Pre-registration entry fee is $20.00 by April 20, $25.00 afterward, and on Race Day. Race Day registration and check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at Bar Anticipation. Early t-shirt pickup will be at Bar Anticipation on Friday night, April 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration includes a post-race party consisting of free barbecue, soda and drink specials at Bar Anticipation. Awards will be given to the Top Five Overall Male/Female finishers.
The run is also walker friendly.
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