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Pre Father’s Day 5K turns 20 on June 7, 2014

2013 Pre Father's Day race
2013 Pre Father's Day race

The 20th Annual Pre – Father’s Day 5K will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township, N.J.

2013 award winners

The race is traditionally held a week before Father's Day.

The race is staged by the Jersey Shore Running Club in conjunction with the Ocean Township and Allenhurst PBA.. The event will be held at the Wanamassa Elementary School located at 901 Bendermere Ave, Wanamassa (Ocean Twp) NJ 07712. The 5K run which also is open to walkers starts at 9 a.m. After the 5K there are Kid’s races set to start at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m. 5K, PBA 57 Pre-Fathers Day 5K Race, Wanamassa, Ocean Twp. N.J.

The course is a flat and scenic 3.1 miles loop through the tree lined streets of Wanamassa, Interlaken, Loch Arbor and Allenhurst.

There are awards for the top finishers as well as age group awards. In addition there are awards for the “top cop” both male and female and special categories for the occasion for Father – Son and Father Daughter Teams. There will be a Special Award to the largest Family Team – so get all your relatives out to run.

Article with last year's results - Photos

Breaking the tape for the men last year was Mark Vigiano of Ocean in a time of 16:48. For the women it was Sophia Banetham in a time of 19:15.

The first place men’s police officer or “Top Cop” was Scott Valenti of the Ocean Police department in a time of 23:26 and for the women it was Maggie Freeman in a time of 21:44.

The first father was also overall winner Mike Vigianno.

The first Father/Son Team was Daniel and Michael Dombrowiecki and the first Father Daughter Team was David and Cara Trulli. The first family was the Bucklers.

Check out more upcoming events on the Race Calendar.

And for those who would like to do their first 5K or just get fit this summer there is a Beginner’s Run group forming starting on July 1, 2014.

Tuesday, July 1, 6 pm, Beginner's Run Class, Spring Lake - Wall, N.J.

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