The Jersey Shore Running Club will host the 11th annual Lake Como 5K Run. on April 25, 2015in Lake Como, New Jersey. It is a flat and fast 5k course which goes to the ocean front and around the Lake Como on the Spring Lake side and back to a great finish at Bar Anticipation in the borough
Saturday, April 25, 5k, 10 a.m. Lake Como 5k, Lake Como, New Jersey
This year, as in the past, the run is being held in memory of Gránia Maggio who was former member of the Jersey Shore Running Club, and a former Lake Como resident.
According to her sister Liz Maggio who is also the event organizer, “Gránia was an energetic runner who was fatally hit by a car at a Dave Matthews concert in Saratoga N.Y. in 2005. “
According to Liz, it was during her college career that Gránia became interested in running. After college she completed an internship at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland. She returned to compete in the Dublin Marathon two times. She was planning to run in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. prior to her tragic death.
A portion of the race proceeds will go to the Gránia Maggio Study Abroad Endowment at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. This study abroad program encourages students to travel and study in a variety of places including Italy, England, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica.
Coming in first among the 374 finishers overall last year on a shortened couurse and for the men was Matthew Riley of Point Pleasant in a time of 14:38. He was followed by Ken Kropac of Lake Como in 14:55; Jeff Proper of Wall in 15:23; Scott LaPiedra of Staten Island in 15:52 and Ryan Duffy of Clark in 15:58.
For the women breaking the tape was Dactilla Booth of Long Branch in 15:23. She was followed by Meagan Drapkin of Brick in 16:07; Lis Marie Sbarbara of Staten Island in 18:01; Jacquelyn Lacouzz of Spring Lake in 18:02 and then Orla Seidel of Wall in 18:53.
The run will start at 10:00 a.m. at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como. Race Day registration and check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at Bar Anticipation. Early t-shirt pickup will be at Bar Anticipation on Friday night, April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration includes a post-race party consisting of free barbecue, soda and drink specials at Bar Anticipation. Awards will be given to the Top Five Overall Male/Female finishers.
Lots of running opportunities coming up to include:
Saturday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. 5k, 8:35 a.m. 2-mile fun run, Running 4 Answers, 19 Harrison Avenue, Roseland, NJ Running 4 Answers Registrat
Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. 15K, 9:15 a.m. 5K, Clinton Country Run, Bundt Park, Clinton Township, New Jersey
Saturday, April 25, 5k, The 4th Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes, Saddle River, New Jersey
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 9:00am, Piscataway 5K, Piscataway High School, Piscataway, New Jersey
Sunday, April 26, 5K, Rock Run for Education, North Haledon, New Jersey
Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m. 5K, Harvest of Hope 5K, North Brunswick, New Jersey
Saturday, May 2, 9:30 a.m. 5K and Kids Races, Lighthouse 5K, Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Saturday, May 2, 10K, Newport 10K, Jersey City, New Jersey
Sunday, May 3, 5K, Run the Hills, Shark River Hills, Neptune, New Jersey
Sunday, May 3, 5k, half marathon, Rock the River, Fort Lee, New Jersey
And for anyone looking to get into running or run their first 5k a beginner’s group will start on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – Information and Registration Here
Additional upcoming Events can be found on the Race Calendar