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Rats to return to the Jersey Shore this summer

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On Saturday, June 21, 2014 “Rats” will again invade the Jersey Shore. No it’s not the cast of a reality show – they were reported to be somewhere in Monmouth County. Rather, it is the brand new summer edition of the “Rat Race” that will be held in Toms River, N.J. The summer edition follows on to the popular spring and fall editions.

Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. 5K, Summer Rat Race, Toms River, N.J.

This is not a typical boring 5K. The course includes some muddy areas, some technical areas, several creek crossings, some short hills, tree roots, logs, vines, some open fields, nice scenery and lots of fun. The run starts out with trail, then you hit a little bit of mud, but don't worry, it will get washed off as you stomp thru the mid-calve deep stream. The scenic course takes you over swamp, logs, and stumps, through stream and stickers, through the woods, through the brush, and up and over hill and dale. And a warning to all from Race Director, Bill Scholl, “You will get a little wet!”

Awards to all finishers followed by a post-race party at Boston's(Toms River )!!!

The race starts at 10 a.m. at Apache Cross Fit located at 1356 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, N.J. Check in and day of registration starts at 9 a.m.

On line advance registration is still available until Thursday evening June 19, 2014.

Other events this weekend include:

Saturday, June 21, 9 a.m. 5k, Union Beach 5k, Union Beach, N.J. Web Site Race Preview

Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. 5K, Summer Rat Race, Toms River, N.J.

Saturday, June 21, 10 Miles, 10:17 a.m. 34th Ten Mile 10 Bar Run, Long Branch Train Station start. Article with details

Saturday, June 21, 5 Miles, Cape May Point 5 Mile Race, Cape May, N.J.

Sunday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. 5K, Kidney' Fighting for a Cure 5K and 2 Mile Walk, Wall Municipal Complex, Wall, N.J.

Sunday, June 22, 8:00 a.m. 3, 6, 10 plus miles, Sunday Run, Bodman Park, Middletown, N.J.

More events can be found on the Race Calendar.

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