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Sheehan Classic to turn 21 in Red Bank

Sheehan Classic coming
Sheehan Classic coming

The 21st Annual George Sheehan Classic with its popular 5K (3.1 mile) distance as its main event, is set for 8:30 am Saturday, June 14, 2014. More than 2,500 runners are expected to participate in what is known as one of the Jersey Shore’s most renowned road races.

Sheehan Classic to turn 21

Saturday, June 14, 5k, George Sheehan Classic, Red Bank, N.J.

Runners can register this weekend to take advantage before rates go up.

This year will mark the 21st running of the event in Red Bank: The George Sheehan Classic began in 1981 as the Asbury Park 10K Classic and quickly became one of the major road running events on the national calendar. The race moved to Red Bank in 1994 and was renamed to honor the memory of Dr. George Sheehan, the prominent author, philosopher and area physician.

As part of the Sheehan Classic, the Friday evening Kids' Classic is a series of children's races of various distances, from toddler to age 13. Kids will be treated to face painting, characters and treats from area establishments like Smoothie King and Sugarush

Also starting on Friday, June 14 2–8:30 p.m. is a Runner’s Expo Village at Marine Park along the Navesink River. It is free to all and an opportunity to check out the latest in running, health and fitness, and pick up some great bargains.

2013 Results

Article with complete 2013 results and more - Start Photos - Finishers Photos

Coming in first last year overall and for the men was Andrew Brodeur of Brick in a time of 15:12. He was followed by George Galasso of Holmdel in 15:30 and then Craig Segal of Highlands in 15:36.

For the women it was Jennifer Malavolta of Reeders Pa in a time of 17:48. She was followed by Brianna Feerst of Brick in 17:59 and then Jamie Liberti of Middletown in 18:17.

Runners can register this weekend to take advantage before rates go up.

Coming up the following weekend is a very busy schedule of events to include:

Thursday, June 5, 5K and 1 Mile, JSRC Summer Series Week 1, Wall, N.J.

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

Saturday, June 7, 5k, 1 mile at 8:30 a.m. and 5k at 9 a.m. Sgt John Lyons Run to Remember, Seaside Park, N.J.

Saturday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. 5K, Run While You Can Light of Day 5K, Toms River, N.J.

Saturday, June 7, RVRR Tow Path "Train -ing" Run, Johnson Park, Piscataway, N.J.

Saturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. 5K, Colt 5K Trail Run, Lincroft N.J

Saturday, June 7 5k, Lakeview 5k, Roosevelt Park, Edison, N.J.

Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m.5k, Nicky's Run, Eastampton, N.J.

Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. 5k, Brick Memorial 5k, Brick, N.J. Register

Sunday, June 8, 8:30 a.m. 5k, Ocean Medical Center 5k, Brick, N.J. On Line Registration

More events can be found on the Race Calendar.

And for those who would lie to do their first 5K a group will be starting up on July 1, 2014. Check it out here.

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