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Summer Series set to begin

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The summer brings lots of races for runners to choose from on the weekends with a race just about every week. But there are also ample opportunities for all to participate in the camaraderie of participating in a race during the week at one of the local summer series of races.

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These series are family friendly with kid’s events and very moderate prices. They attract a loyal following of regulars and some friendly competition. All paces and abilities are represented from beginners to seasoned competitive runners. Many high school and college runners often use the series to maintain, their competitive edge over the summer.

So check out one of the local summer series of races during the week – you will be hooked and keep coming back.

Shore Athletic Club
Monday June 23and every Monday to August 18 at 6:45 PM,
The 51st Annual Shore AC Takanassee Lake Races, Long Branch, NJ; youth 1500m run, followed by open 5K run and open 5K race walk.

In its 51st year at Lake Takanassee in Long Branch the series always attracts a competitive field of runners as well as recreational runners as well as race walkers. It is 4 loops around the lake for the 5K. (Tentative check web site.)

Raritan Valley Road Runners
Tuesday June 10, 24, July 8, 22. RVRR Summer Series, Donaldson Park, Highland Park, N.J. 5K plus Kids Races. This is a cross country series.

Scenic Donaldson Park in Highland Park, N.J. on a 2-loop course.

Ocean Running Club
Tuesday June 24 through July 15 - 1 Mile at 6:30 PM, 5K at 6:45 PM, Ocean Running Club Summer Series, Winding River Park, Toms River, N.J. great course with an enthusiastic group of volunteers from Ocean Running Club make this a fun series for all ages and abilities.

Freehold Area Running Club

32nd Annual Series starts on Wednesday June 25 and continues on July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Freehold Area Running Club Summer Series, Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, N.J. This popular series now in its 31st year runs through historic Battlefield State Park and includes some easy soft trails. There are also youth races of various distances based on age which start at 6 p.m.

Jersey Shore Running Club
Thursday, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17 , ½ Mile at 6:30 PM, 1 Mile at 6:45 PM, 5K at 7 PM, Wall Municipal Complex located at 2700 Allaire Road in Wall.

Jersey Shore Running Club Summer Series, Wall Municipal Complex, Wall, N.J.

The series is in its 19th year and includes a half mile run for those 12 and under and a 1 mile for those 16 and under. For the 5K it is one and a half loop around the complex.

Check out more upcoming events on The Race Calendar.

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