The Jersey Shore Running Club’s Thursday Group run started 18 years ago in 1995. The first run was held on August 24, 1995. It was attended by a group of about 6 runners and met at the Fifth Avenue Pavilion on the Belmar Boardwalk at 6 p.m.
The run has been meeting just about every week since that time through hurricanes, blizzards, rain storms, 100 degree heat and just about every imaginable weather condition. It seems the worse the weather the greater the turn out. On days when you would think no one would show up is when the crowd seems to come out for that run.
The group continued to meet through the loss of the boardwalks as a result of two northeast storms during that time.