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The saying is “March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb”. And March has certainly so far lived up to that billing. Let’s hope that the second part of that saying comes true as well.

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This past Sunday kicked off March running with the E.Murray Todd Half Marathon and the running schedule just gets busier every week here after.

Registration for RunAPalooza will close on March 19, 2014. So anyone interested in participating by running in the Asbury Park Half Marathon, Jersey Shore Relay Marathon or Jersey Shore 5K should register soon.

Noticeably absent this year is the annual Half Way to Brielle Day 5K which the organizers decided not to hold this year. And looking ahead to April the organizers of the Manasquan Fool’s Run have also cancelled plans to hold their annual event.

The traditional Freehold Area Running Club’s St. Paddy's Day 10 Miler, has been changed this year to a 10K.

New on the calendar is the Kilt Run in Manasquan where the organizers are hoping to break a Guinness Record for the number of kilted runners.

There are also many "green events" in the spirit of the St Patrick's Day season.

Here are some upcoming events in March:

Sunday, March 9, 8:30 a.m. 3, 6, 10 plus miles, Sunday Hot Chocolate Run, Bodman Park, Middletown, N.J.

Sunday, March 9, 11 a.m. 5K, PCRC Winter Series Wayne, N.J

Sunday, March 9 - 9 a.m. - 5K and 8K - Icebreaker Fun Run at CrossFit Nassau, Princeton, NJ

Tuesday, March 11, 6 p.m. Beginner's Run Group, Wall - Spring Lake Area, Want to run your first 5k?

Wednesday, March 12, 9:30 a.m. Drop and Run Training Group, Wall Area, Drop the kids off at school and run

Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. 5k, 3rd Annual Michael Cassidy Shamrock "n" Run 5k, Rutherford, N.J.

Sunday, March 16, 9 a.m. 5k, KEA Pot of Gold 5k, Kinnelon, N.J.

Saturday, March 22, 10K and 20K 9:45 a.m., Spring Rat Race, Wells Mills Park, Waretown, N.J. Mail In Application

Saturday, March 22, 5k, Wall's Race to a Wish, Wall Municipal Complex, Wall, N.J. School Day make up date is Sunday March 23

Saturday, March 22, 2Miles, 11 a.m. Kilt Run/March, Manasquan, N.J.

"Saturday March 22, 6 p.m. 5k, Sasquatch Night Run, 6.5k For Camp Edge, Alloway, NJ

Saturday, March 22, 5k, Mama Mare De-Feet Breast Cancer 5k, Lake Como, N.J.

Sunday, March 23, 9:30 a.m. 10k, 5k, Shamrock 10K & Leprechaun 5k, Freehold, N.J.

Sunday, March 23, 9 a.m. 20k, 5k, 1 mile, Miles for Music, Highland Park, N.J.

Saturday, March 29, 45k, 9 a.m. Cross & Crown 5k, Berndardsville, N.J. 908-766-4165

Saturday, March 29, 5k, Lacey Elks Run for the Heroes, Forked River, N.J.

Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. 5k, D & R Canal Watch 5k Fun Run,,Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, N.J.

Sunday, March 30, 10 a.m. 5k and 10k, Apple Chase 5k and 10k, Pompton Plains, N.J.

Sunday, March 30, 9 a.m. 26.2 miles, Ocean Drive Marathon, Cape May, N.J.

More upcoming events can be found on The Race Calendar.

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