It has been a tough winter for runners. The snow, ice and freezing cold has for sure put a dent in the training plans of many. The treadmill just does not work for lots of people and getting in more than a few miles on a treadmill can be a challenge.
There is “light at the end of the tunnel” however. March hopefully brings some milder weather and the end of the snow and ice. The second weekend of March on Sunday March 8, 2015 is also an important milestone. It brings the start of Daylight Savings Time. That should allow many runners to get their after work runs in before darkness sets in. It is also psychologically easier to get out there in the daylight. March also brings the start of spring so make your plans to get out there and run this weekend.
And for anyone who is contemplating participating in their first 5K there will be an information session on how to get started on Tuesday, May 3, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Miles Ahead Sports located at 2100 Route 35, Sea Girt New Jersey with tips from RRCA Running Coaches from RunCollege.
The race calendar will at least be heating up and hopefully the weather will as well. Here are some upcoming events to look into.
Sunday, March 1, 9 a.m. 13.1 Miles, E. Murray Todd Half Marathon, Middletown, New Jersey 2015 Course Map | 2015 Runner’s Info
Sunday, March 1, 1;30 p.m.St Cecelia’s Pro Life 5K, Morristown, New Jersey Article
Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m. 5K, Hayden’s Heart 5K, North Arlington, New Jersey
Tuesday, March 10, 6 p.m. Get ready to Run Your first 5k, Spring Lake – Wall, New Jersey, Article
Saturday, March 14, 5k, HipHop 5k, Johnson Park, Piscataway, New Jersey
Saturday, March 14,10 a.m. 4th Annual Michael Cassidy Shamrock “n” Run 5k, Rutherford, New Jersey
Saturday, March 14, 5k, 10 a.m. Morristown St. Patty’s Day 5k, Morris Township, New Jersey
Saturday, March 14, 5k, 8 a.m. The Run O’ The Mill 5k, Clinton, (s#522)(c)New Jersey
Sunday, March 15, 5k, 10 a.m. Shamrock Shuffle, 5k, Thompson Park, Lincroft, New Jersey
Sunday, March 15, 9 a.m. KEA Pot of Gold 5k, Kinnelon, New Jersey
Sunday, March 15, 9:30 a.m 26th Annual St. Paddy’s Day 10 Miler and Leprechuan 5k, Freehold, New Jersey.
Sunday, March 15, 10 a.m. 5k, Shamrock Shuffle, Thompson Park, Middletown, New Jersey
Saturday, March 21, 8:45 a.m. 10K, 20K, 30K, Spring Rat Race, Wells Mills Park, Waretown, New Jersey Spring Rat Race Registration
Saturday, March 21, 5K, SBA 5k, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Saturday, March 21, 5k, 9 a.m. Bordentown St. Patty’s Day 5k & Family Fun Walk, Clara Barton School, Bordentown, New Jersey
Sunday, March 22, 5k, 9 a.m. Are you Faster than a Ridge Runner, Mountain Park, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Sunday, March 22, 10k,10 a.m. Middle Earth’s Run From Winter 10k, Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Sunday, March 22, 5k/20K, 9 a.m. Miles for Music, Highland Park, New Jersey
Sunday, March 22, 9:22 a.m. 2.2 Miles, Tutu 2.2, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Saturday, March 28, Lacey Elks Run for the Heroes, Forked River, New Jersey
Saturday, March 28, 33 Flights, Climb to the Top, Jersey City, New Jersey
Saturday, March 28, 5K, De-Feet Breast Cancer 5K, Lake Como, New Jersey
Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. D & R Canal Watch 5k Fun Run, Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, New Jersey
Sunday, March 29, 10 miles/26.2 miles, 9 a.m. Ocean Drive Marathon, Cape May County, Cape May, New Jersey
Get information on more upcoming events on the RunCollege race calendar.