The Jersey Shore Running Club’s 11th Annual New Year’s Eve Twilight Run was held on December 31, 2014 in Lake Como, New Jersey. It was one last run for 2014.
The runners gathered at Paul’s Tavern on Main Street in Lake Como for registration and bib pick up starting at 4:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. the runners started lining up on the side of Paul’s. Many runners came decked out in New Year’s Eve garb for the occasion. The runners were all provided baton like sticks which were illuminated for the night time run. Prior to the start Phil Hinck of Monmouth Beach and Race Director Dan Napaolitan gave the runners last minute instructions. Then Lake Como Mayor Mike Ryan uncorked a bottle of Champagne at exactly 5:45 p.m. and the loud “pop” was the signal for the runners to take off.
The runners headed south along Main Street toward Spring Lake. From there they ran on the side of Lake Como on the Spring Lake side to the ocean front and then back along the lake and to the finish at Paul’s Tavern. The distance was about 2 miles. This was a celebratory run so there were no formal results or winners. All the runners wore the 2015 bib number. The runners came across with happy faces and were ready to bring in the New Year in Ireland shortly after they finished.
After the run the celebration continued inside Paul’s where the runners were treated to a buffet and a celebratory drink for the occasion. Also celebrating were Phil and Penny Hinck of Monmouth Beach who were marking their 16th Wedding Anniversary. What better way to celebrate than with all their running friends.
Happy New Year and have an awesome year of great running in 2015!
The year 2015 starts with plenty of action to include the following upcoming events:
Thursday, January 1, 12 Noon, 5K, Hangover 5k Tamaques Park, Westfield, New Jersey
Thursday, January 1, 11am, 1st Day 5k, Memorial Middle School, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Thursday, January 1, 11am, Resolution Run 5k, Hillsborough Municipal Building, Hillsborough, New Jersey
Thursday, January 1, Fun Run at noon, 5 mile at 12:30pm, 33rd Hamilton Hangover 5 Mile and 1 Mile, Hamilton Veterans Park, Hamilton, New Jersey
Saturday, January 3, Half Marathon Training Program Starts, Asbury Park – Spring Lake, New Jersey
Saturday, January 3, 10 a.m. 3 or 5 miles, Freezing Cold Hash, Edison, N.J.
Sunday, January 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 5K, FARC Winter Series, Tighe Park, Freehold, New Jersey
Saturday, January 10, 11 a.m. 3K, Jingle All the Way 3K, Galloway, New Jersey
Sunday, January 11, 11 a.m. 5k, Run for Two, West Long Branch, New Jersey
Sunday, January 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 11 a.m. ORC Winter Series, Ocean County Park, Lakewood, New Jersey
Saturday, February 14, 5K Cupid’s Chase, Princeton, New Brunswick, Seaside, Morristown, Glen Rock, or Pennsauken, New Jersey
Saturday, February 21, Mid Winter Beach Run, Manasquan, New Jersey
Sunday, February 22, 2, 4, 0r 6 Miles, 10:58 a.m. Train Run Snowball Express, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Sunday, March 1, 9 a.m. 13.1 Miles, E. Murray Todd Half Marathon, Middletown, New Jersey 2015 Course Map | 2015 Runner’s Info
Saturday, March 21, 8:45 a.m. 10K, 20K, 30K, Spring Rat Race, Wells Mills Park, Waretown, New Jersey Spring Rat Race Registration
Sunday, March 22, 9:22 a.m. 2.2 Miles, Tutu 2.2, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Sunday, March 28, 33 Flights, Climb to the Top, Jersey City, New Jersey
Saturday, April 18, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay. RunAPalooza, Asbury Park, New Jersey