Summer is winding down at the shore but the road racing season and running in general is still going strong.
The weather has pretty much cooperated throughout the summer with not many really hot days and for the coming weekend that trend should continue.
The summer has brought many notable events and the finale this weekend brings two favorites that will be celebrating their 20 and 10 year anniversaries.
So run a race or just get and run this weekend.
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Saturday in teh Park
On Saturday, August 31, 2013 it is the Saturday in the Park Women’s Race. It is a 5k through some challenging hills in Holmdel Park. It is the 20th year of the event which has benefitted numerous women’s related charitable organizations in the area. The race always attracts some of the best runners in the area as well as many women who either run or walk the course to support the cause. There is always a large contingent of men who come out to volunteer to help out or just watch the women run.
Pier House 5k
On Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013 it is the 10th Annual Pier House 5k. The event concludes the Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix Series of races. The race takes place in Long Branch and always attracts a large field of competitive and recreational runners and walkers. The course takes participants along the ocean front along the LongBranch Promenade and through Pier Village. It is a fitting conclusion to the unofficial end to summer at the shore.
Lots more coming
Lots more events around and plenty more coming up including:
Saturday, August 31, 5k, Saturday in the Park, Holmdel Park, Holmdel, N.J. Article on Race
Monday, September 2, 5K, 8:30 a.m., Pier House 5k, Long Branch, N.J. Article Peview on Race
Saturday, September 7, 9 am, Brielle Day 10K, Brielle, N.J. Preview Article
Sunday, September 8, 5k, 10 a.m. Mya’s Run for the Gold, Ocean, N.J. Preview Article
Wednesday, September 11, 6 P.M. 9-11 Memorial Run, Belmar, N.J.
Saturday, September 14, 5k, 9 a.m. 14th Annual Run for the Arts, Ocean Grove, N.J. Preview Article
Sunday, September 15, 10 a.m. 5k, – Jersey Shore University Medical Center 5k (part of the Meridian Health Heart and Sole Cup), Neptune, N.J. Race Preview
And for anyone interested in getting ready to run a 5k or just want to start a running program there is a beginners group forming in September.
Tuesday, September 24, 6 p.m. Beginner’s Running, Belmar, N.J.
More events can be found on The Race Calendar