The summer is certainly here and for many it has been tough to get in those long training runs with the heat and humidity. Stay hydrated, run early in the morning or later in the evening when the sun is lower in the sky, find a shaded route and slow it down. But the weather is sure to break soon and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and participate in a run or race this last month of the unofficial summer in August.
Some highlights in August include the Asbury Park 5K that attracts a large field and is part of the Jersey Shore Grand Prix Series of races on Saturday, August 8, 2015. On Sunday, August 16, 2015 it is the 37th Annual Dog Day Road Races in Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island that is a traditional 5 mile course. In Jersey City on Tuesday evening August 18, 2015 it’s the popular Party with a Purpose 5K. And on Monday evening August 24 runners can take the train from Asbury Park and run back to Johnny Mac House of Spirits for post run pizza, beer and other refreshments.
For those who would like to run their first 5K there is a beginner’s group forming on Tuesday August 11 and on Wednesday August 12 a speed group is forming all at locations along the Jersey Shore – anyone interested in these groups can get details along with some tips at Miles Ahead Sports located at 2100 Route 35 in Wall Township at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. More information is available here.
Here are details on above and many more upcoming events.
Saturday, August 1, 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
Thursday, August 6,13, 20, 27. 7:00 p.m. 5K – 10K on Aug 13, Browning Ross Summer Series, Glass boro, New Jersey
Saturday, August 8, Asbury Park 5k, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Saturday, August 8, 5K, COPS on the Run, Washington, New Jersey
Saturday, August 8, Go for the Gold 5k, West Windsor, 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
Sunday, August 9, 5 Miles, Stone Harbor Surf and Turf 5 miler, Stone Harbor, 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
Saturday, August 15, 5K, Bradley Beach 5K, Bradley Beach, New Jersey
Saturday, August 15, 5K, Run to Health, Princeton, New Jersey
Sunday, August 16, 5 Miles, 37th Annual Dog Day Road Race, Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
Sunday, August 16, 5K, Ocean City Guts and Glory 5k, Ocean City, New Jersey
Tuesday, August 18, 7 p.m. 5K, Party with a Purpose 5K, Jersey City, New Jersey
Saturday, August 22, 5K, Lacey 5k, Lacey Township, New Jersey
Saturday, August 22, Jersey Boys 5K, Princeton, New Jersey
Saturday, August 22, Chickie’s and Pete’s Boardwalk Run, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Saturday, August 22, Belmar Chase 5K, Belmar, New Jersey
Sunday, August 23, 12 Hour Trail Run, Parsippany, New Jersey
Monday, August 24, 7:04 p.m. 2,4, 6 Miles, Sunset Train Run to Benefit Tami’s Legacies, Asbury Park, New Jersey
More upcoming events can be found on the RunCollege Web Site and race calendar