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Spring running is here

Kids at the Fisherman's 5K
Kids at the Fisherman's 5K
John Hewitt

Looks like spring may visit us this weekend and there are plenty of opportunities again to get out and run.

On Saturday in Point Pleasant Beach the Saint Peter School will be holding their 6th Annual Fisherman’s 5K. According to John Hewitt of Point Pleasant, N.J. the Race Director, “This is our 6th year holding this event, which is run annually at the end of March for the benefit of St Peter School in Pt Pleasant Beach. The Fisherman's 5K is traditionally one of the first 5K runs of the spring and offers runners a fast, scenic course through the quiet streets of Pt Pleasant Beach. Everyone who enters receives an official Fisherman's 5K race shirt in their choice of long or short sleeves and complimentary refreshments.”

Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. 5K, Fisherman's 5k, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.

Other running opportunities are available as well:

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.

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

Congratulations to all who received their acceptances into the 2014 NYC Marathon. It is not too early to plan your transportation to and from the event. It can be a complicated process with the start in Staten Island and finish in Central Park. A bus is available from the shore which will ease the burden of planning the logistics. Information and sign up is available here. The bus always sells out so sign up early to assure a seat.

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