This coming Saturday, August 1, 2015 features two popular 5k races at the shore the Neptune City Day 5k and the Sea Girt 5k. In addition down in Sea Isle City it is the 45th Annual Captain Bill Gallagher 10 Mile Island Run for those looking to do a longer run this weekend.
The Sea Isle 10 miler includes about 7.5 miles on the beach and the remainder on pavement that should make for a challenging course. The race starts at 5:30 pm so that should allow plenty of time to do a 5K in the morning and then a 10 miler in the evening.
Neptune City has a course which includes some rolling hills and a finish at the Municipal Beach/Park where Neptune City Day festivities take pace. Shirt Pickup and Late Registration will be available Friday evening from 2, from 5-8pm at the Neptune City Community Center, 116 Third Ave, Neptune City or the day of the race starting at 6:30 a.m.
The Sea Girt course is flat and winds through the borough with a start and finish by the old train station. Registration, T- Shirt and Race Number Pick-Up: will be available on Friday from 3:00 – 7:00pm and on race morning from 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. at the park by the old train station across from Fratello’s Restaurant in Sea Girt.
Photos from last year’s Neptune City 5k – Results
Coming in first at Neptune City last year was Kyle Clonan of Tinton Falls in a time of 17:22. Pat Ford of Neptune City a frequent winner of the event came in second this year in a time of 18:07. Rounding out the top three was Houston Migdon of Bradley Beach in a time of 18:14. For the women it was Dactilla Booth of Long Branch breaking the tape in a time of 18:53. She was followed by Lauren Karabin (age 13) in 20:00 and then Marissa Allano of Neptune City in 20:06. Neptune City’s own Pat Ford is again expected to compete and if not the first overall will most likely be one of the first to make it over to Kelly’s Bar for the post-race party and celebration.
Coming up are plenty of events for all types of runners and thios who would like to run their first 5K as well.
Saturday, August 1, 5:30 p.m. 10 Miles, Captain Bill Gallagher 10 Mile Island Run, Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Saturday, August 1, Neptune City Day 5k, Neptune City, New Jersey
Saturday, August 1, 8:30 a.m., Sea Girt 5K Run/Walk, Sea Girt, New Jersey
Sunday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. 5K, SuperHero 5K, Deal, New Jersey
Tuesday, August 4, 6 p.m. Information Session on Beginners Running and How to Run Fast, Miles Ahead Sports, Wall, New jersey
Saturday, August 8, Asbury Park 5k, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Saturday, August 8, 5k, REI 5K, Lewis Morris County Park, New Jersey,
Saturday, August 8, Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Run, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Tuesday, August 11, 6 p.m., Beginner’s Running, Spring Lake, New Jersey
Wednesday, August 12, 6 p.m. Speed Class, Spring Lake – Wall Area, New Jersey
Get information on more upcoming events on the RunCollege Web Site and race calendar.