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The Annual Freezing Cold Hash Run will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Edison, N.J.

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Forget about all those expensive mud runs this one has it all and more according to the event organizer Ken Vercammen – “Get bitten by starving animals - Slip on ice & break bones- Buried bombs with mustard gas - Cut your leg on sharp branches, poke eye out - Slip on snow and break arm - - Angry deer with huge antlers - Fall into tidal water and get swept out to ocean - Frozen Rats & other dead animals - Exploding gas pipelines - Bad drivers from New York who don’t speak English.”

Hashing is not a race but a non-competitive group run which follows an off-road course set out with baking flour. If you like trail running without the competition of a formal race, this will be a fun switch for you. This is a complex course through woods, grass, swamp and marsh.

Here is the tentative schedule of events – check the event web site for updates:

Friday:

10:30 a.m to 6 p.m. – T – Shirt pick up and Late Registration at Ken Vercammen’s Office located at 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, N.J.

Saturday:

7:00 to 9:45 a.m. – Late Registration and Check in at 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, N.J.

10 a.m. National Anthem, group photo and last minute instructions.

Start: 10:17 a.m.

11:50 a.m. Open Bar at 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, N.J.

12:30 p.m. Green Derby Bar opens.

Get more information and you can still sign up on line at the event web site.

More upcoming events can be found on The Race Calendar.

And start thinking about your 2014 running New Year’s resolutions. It will be a great time to make a resolution to maybe run your first half marathon or set a PR at a half. The program below will keep you motivated and help you meet that resolution.

Saturday, January 4, Half Marathon Training Program Starts, Asbury Park – Belmar area.

Lots of upcoming events can be found on The Race Calendar to include more holiday themed events.

Asbury Park on April 26, 2014 will again be hosting RunAPalooza. Registration is now open for the half marathon, 5k and marathon relay.

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