The Tenth Annual Poricy Park races were held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Poricy Park in Middletown, N.J.
The race was staged by the Poricy Park Conservatory. Poricy Park is an environmental and education nature preserve on 250 acres, featuring scenic trails, prehistoric fossil beds, wildlife and their habitats, and home to the historic 1770 Murray Farmhouse.
The course took the runners through some scenic trails of the park. There was a 5K and a 5 Miler. The races started at 9:30 a.m.
Teenagers dominated in both events with three of the 4 winners.
In the 5K for men it was Matt D'Auria, age 14, Ocean Township in a time of 20:40. For the women it was Caitlin Mendina, age 13 of Navesink, N.J. in 23:29.
In the 5 mile race for the men it was Daniel Chawner, age 40, of Middletown,, N.J. in 33:17 and for the women it was another teenager Rachel Kenny, age 13 of Matawan, N.J. in 34:26. Rachel is also a young member of the Jersey Shore Running Club.
Coming up next weekend are some holiday themed events including:
Saturday, December 14, 5k, Jungle Bell Run, Lake Como, N.J.
Sunday, December 15, 1 mile at 11 a.m. 2 mile at 11:30 a.m. Kids Little Silver Jingle Bell Run, Little Silver, N.J.
Sunday, December 15, 5k, 9:00 a.m. 1 Mile at 10 a.m. Great Santa Run, Blue Claws Stadium, Lakewood, N.J.
And on Monday, December 16, 2013 the Jersey Shore Running Club will be holding their annual Adopt a Family event in Asbury Park.
More events can be found on The Race Calendar.