Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fun Upcoming Running Races & Charity events February- May selected by Kenneth Vercammen

     If you are attending any of these charity races, please call or email Ken V. at Kenv@njaws.com Often we car pool from East Brunswick /Edison or meet at these events. I update this list at http://vercammensport.blogspot.com/

Fun Upcoming Running Races & Charity events selected by Kenneth Vercammen

February 17, 2018  Manasquan Mid-Winter 2 mile Beach Run/Walk 11:00 Race starts on Ocean Ave, Boardwalk and you run l 1/4 mile on the Beach, ending at Leggett's restaurant. Post race party at Leggett's, plenty refreshments and food. Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor jerseyrunner.com

Feb 18, 2018  ORC Winter Series  10am  Ocean County Park, Lakewood

Feb 25, 2018 Johnny Mac house of Spirits Train Run Snowball Express approx 10:30 AM  when train leaves jsrc.org

MARCH 2  There's No Place Like Home 5K, Viera Fl, 6:00 PM, Church of Viera. http://www.runningzone.com/events/theres-no-place-like-home-5k-runwalk-2/  [Dale Hoth is running]

Mar 10th, 2018 11:00AM Keith McHeffey 3 Mile Fun Run        Sea Bright, New Jersey

March 10 Guinness run Highlands Bahrs Landing Restaurant
2 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732

Annual Guinness Run fundraiser

The Highlands Business Partnership’s 5th Annual Guinness Run fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2PM. Registration is $30.00 and includes a commemorative t-shirt, a Guinness Pint glass and access to the Post-Race Party at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, with complimentary appetizers and Guinness Beer. The race will begin at Bahrs, 2 Bay Avenue, where contestants will fill their cup and race to Miller St., and back to the finish line at Bahrs. The contestant with the most liquid in their cup at the finish line, wins the 1st Place trophy and $100 in Bid Bucks. 2nd Place will receive a $50 Bid Buck. All contestants are eligible to participate in the Post- Race Pub Crawl.

There will be a Post-Guinness Run Pub Crawl from 3PM-5PM, included with RUN registration or $10.00 without RUN registration and $3.00 Imported Beer specials at participating restaurants.

Guinness Run Rules:
All runners must be 21 years of age and proof of age is required the day of the race. All registered runners will be issued a number to wear during the race, this number must be worn during the race to qualify to win.

March 18, 2018 St. Paddy’s 5 mile    9:30 Freehold     great FARC event Dress warm FARC is a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization. which typically donate over $25,000 each year to local charities.  farcnj.com

   Great event by JerseyRunner.com & Gio Dr. T-shirt jerseyrunner.com Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor

March 31 2018 7 3/3MUTT STRUT 5K, DOGGIE DASH :30 AM  & DOUBLE DOG DARE CHALLENGE [Dale Hoth is running] The Avenue Viera 6729 Colonnade Ave http://www.runningzone.com/events/mutt-strut-5k-doggie-dash-1-miler-double-dog-dare-challenge/

04/07/2018 Highland Games 5K Run

presented by Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation

 4/ 8/18  Dare to go Bare 5k Lake Como, Florida 9am

4/ 7/18 Indian Trails now 20k & 10k  9am Middletown  [Ken V is past 5k winner] Croydon Hall School raceforum.com

4/14- 4/15 ______
4/14/18 Tinton Falls 5k
4/21/2018  Runapoloza Jersey Shore relay & The Asbury Park Half Marathon   Wakefern Corporate Team Past Champion  jsrc.org

[4/25/- 4/29 ABA New Orleans _____

April 28, 2018  ROOT OUT CHILD ABUSE 5K & 1 MILE KIDS FUN RUN  Saturday, 7:30 AM  6500 MAGAZINE ST NEW ORLEANS, LA 701186500 MAGAZINE ST NEW ORLEANS, LA 7011870118
4/29 __

4/28/18   JSRC Lake Como 5k Romp 10am
Benefit BPOE Elks Camp Moore for Children with Special Needs & Lake Como Giving Tree       

4.29.2018     29th Annual Tour de Franklin, Franklin Food Bank  62 mile & 40-mile bike 62 Mile Metric Century or      40 Mile    now Starts at Franklin High School

5/5/18 Farmlands bike 62-mile bike- Central Jersey Bike Club Middletown http://www.cjbc.org

Sunday May 6, 2018 Highland Park 5k  Run in the Park    9am

5/12/18 Monmouth Beach 5k  9am
5/13/18 Run the hook 5k   Sandy Hook 10am  Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor 5k/10k: http://runthehooknj.com

SAT MAY 19 2018 Follow Me 5K Run MILLTOWN, NJ   8:30am & 1 mile walk American Legion

5/19/18  Como Commotion By The Ocean Rumson Hash- at The Windjammer. Seaside Park   hash Run starts at 10:17, with free beer prior, during and after.    7:50  Dinner, more beer, band

5/20/18 NJ Sharing Network 5k Long Branch 8:30

May 25, 2018 “Legends of Belmar” Friday night of Memorial Day - “Start of Summer Happy Hour with the Legends of Belmar”  Join Ken V and friends the Friday night before Spring Lake 5 race for "Legends Night" in Belmar at D’Jais 5:30 free food Ocean Ave. Belmar, 7:30 Bar Anticipation 16th Ave not a race, just social event The greats of Belmar beach volleyball, friends of Holme band and the beach start Memorial Day at D’Jais & Bar A. Give out American Flag stickers to lucky customers to show your support for USA and those who served. Marty P, John C. Jim W, Chris K, maybe even Daniel-son
May 26, 2018 Spring Lake Five Mile  Run    Saturday    8:30am then free food at Bar A.

5/27/18  Navesink 1.2 mile swim   8:15 AM

5/28/18 North Brunswick Memorial Day 5k  8:30am North Brunswick Community Park Route 130 South

6/2/18   Elk’s Flag Day Parade, Wildwood
6/2/18 RVRR Towpath Training run benefit Cancer Institute & post run picnic
6/ 9-10 __
6/12/18 Tuesday night Raritan Valley Road Runners RVRR 5k summer series Highland Park Donaldson Park  7pm 
June 14/18 Flag Day 5K in support of our Hope for Veterans® Transitional Housing Program at 7 P.M. at the Lyons VA Campus, 151 Knollcroft Road, Lyons (Bernards Township), NJ.       runninginusa.com
Sat 6/16/18      Red Bank Classic 5k 8:30

6/__ Aviation Museum Runway 10k, 5k  on the airport     9am Rio Grande, NJ near Wildwood

6/__ Pancreatic Cancer 5k Run for a Cure, 8am, Roosevelt Park, Edison, 

6/ 17/18 Asbury  Park 1-mile swim  & ½ mile 7:30am
June  17/18   Fuce 5K 8:30 Metuchen HS
6/ 18/18  PRESIDENT'S CUP 5k 8pm, Charlie Browns, Millburn Free beer, big post race party    Ken V needs a ride from Edison or East Brunswick or South Brunswick
6/23/18 Union Beach 5k  9am co-sponsor Wakefern Shoprite    unionbeach5k.com

6/ __ Rumson Hash’s 10 mile, 10 bar- Long Branch to Belmar This is not a race. You run, bike or walk 10 miles to between 10-13 bars. Cheap beer. They start at 10:17 at the Long Branch Train Station, then stop at Bars in Long Branch, Deal, Loch Arbour, Asbury Park, Bradley Beach and Belmar.  Finish at Bar A
6/24/18   Lager Run 5k Glen Ridge 5pm free beer  compuscore.com

6/26/18       Tuesday night Raritan Valley Road Runners RVRR 5k summer series Highland Park Donaldson Park 7pm
6/__ Sunset Classic 5mile  Bloomfield compuscore.com

6/30/18 War at Shore Triathlon Long Branch Sunday 6:50   www.splitsecondracing.net/
More Central Jersey charity races at:
Raritan Valley Road Runners www.rvrr.org
Jersey Shore Running Club http://www.jsrc.org/webpages/races.htm
Freehold Area Running Club www.farcnj.com
Metro Race Forum www.raceforum.com

July __ Saturday Race Street Run 15K, 4M run Jim Thorpe, PA Carbon
Jul __  SCRANTON   Lackawanna  BLACK DIAMOND SERIES-IRON HORSE 8K Montage Mountain Resorts Lodge, 1000 Montage Mountain Road • Scranton, PA 18507    8k TRAIL, 
7/ __ Pocono Family YMCA Freedom Festival 5K

7/     Woodbridge Pizza run 4-mile   7pm  free pizza, Sewaren music co-sponsored by Wakefern Shoprite   raceforum.com

7/ 10, /18  Summer Series Tuesday night Raritan Valley Road Runners RVRR 5k summer Highland Park Donaldson Park 7pm

July 13, 2018 Friday Vercammen Summer Blast Happy Hour
Free Food 5:30-7:30
$2.00 House drinks, house wine Drafts 6-7 [need special wrist band from Ken V] Bar Anticipation, where the summer never ends
Games & prizes
     This is open to your friends. Please if attending also email Ken's Law Office at VercammenLaw@NJLaws.com so we can put your name on the list for wristbands

July 14, 2018  Belmar Five Mile Run 5 mile, 8:30am belmar5.com

7/__   Ocean Grove Biathlon 2M run, 300 yd swim Ocean Grove fast short event.  8am  
7/15/18 5k Run/Walk VFW Post #133 
East Brunswick, NJ 9:00 AM free burgers, beer food  Sunday
7/ 24/18  Summer Series Tuesday night Raritan Valley Road Runners RVRR 5k summer Highland Park Donaldson Park 7pm

July __ North Brunswick Heritage Day 5K   
7/___  RVRR Summer Pub Crawl
7/21 Sprint, 7/22 Olympic NJ State Triathlon Sprint Mercer County Park $
7/__ Rooney 1 mile swim  Sea Bright   8:30 AM;
July __ SeasIT 5K Allenhurst
Nice scenic and flat run through the neighborhoods of Allenhurst
7/25/18  Downtown Westfield 5K Pizza Extravaganza 7pm Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor compuscore.com

7/__ JFK Medical Center Miles for Minds 5K  Roosevelt Park  Edison, NJ Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor compuscore.com

July ___ REV3 Triathlon Lake Harmony

8/__ Sea Girt 5k 8:30 am Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor jsrc.org
8/__ Lavallette Ocean Mile Swim 8:00am
8/__  Belmar Tri 7am $$ 
8/05/18       Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike for Autism presented by Belmar and Lake Como *#        SIGN UP
8/05/18       Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike for Autism presented by Belmar and Lake Como *#        SIGN UP
8/09/18   Vincentown Super Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon *#   SIGN UP

8/___  Seaside Boyd One-mile Open Ocean swim.   Now at 7:45 am Lincoln Avenue beach.

August 11, 2018 Asbury Sheehan 5k Asbury Park, N.J. 8:30am Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor jsrc.org

8/ __  Bradley Beach 5k 8:30  Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor eliteracingsystems.com

8/ 20  Ray Licata Long Branch One Mile Ocean Swim 1 mile 8am 
8/ ___  JSRC meeting & BBQ Deal firehouse 6:15  [swim in Ocean at 5pm sharp prior to BBQ]
8/__  Boys State 5k Hamilton   

9/__ Scranton Capt. Minicozzi 5k  10am https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/PA/Scranton/Minicozzi5k
9/__ Monday Pier House 5K, Long Branch 8:30 - benefiting Valerie Center of Monmouth Medical jsrc.org

9/__  Fallen Heroes Memorial Run Bar Anticipation, Lake Como 5k 9:30  Co-Sponsor Wakefern Shoprite compuscore.com

9/09/18 Hightstown Triathlon starting at 7:00am       
9/ __  JSRC Picnic at Monmouth Park Racetrack
9/11 every year   911 Memorial run Belmar boardwalk to Spring Lake 6pm [not a race] jsrc.org

9/__   Ocean Grove Run for Arts 5k 9am Co-Sponsor Wakefern Shoprite
9/__  Steeplechase 5k & 10k Hillsborough 8:45
9/__ Metuchen Y Garbolino 5k Roosevelt Park 8:30
09/__ KeyportFest 5K  Fireman’s Park Saturday 8:30 am    
10/__   Little Silver 5K  Sunday 9:30 am      Red Bank Regional High School

Sun 10/__
Treasure Island Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike and Kayak Triathlon
 600 meter swim, 10.5-mile bike, 3 mile run, Pt. Pleasant NJ  8:45   
10/__   Eggs
10/__  Shillelagh 5K Bar A Lake Como, New Jersey  9:30 jsrc.org

10/ __ Metuchen Fair [not a race]
10/__  Sayreville Hit the Bricks 5k 9:30
10/__  Rook Run Long Branch 10am
10/ __  Cranford 5k  CPL Breakfast Run 5k  co-sponsor by Wakefern Shoprite oymp.net

10/ __ Race Against Hunger 5k Roosevelt Park 9am
10/21/18  East Brunswick 5k & 10k   10am RVRR new start EB Community Arts Center 721 Cranbury Rd. in East Brunswick) well run event     www.ebrr.org, post race we go to Lori’s Lakeside on Farrington Lake, North Brunswick
10/ __   Trick or Trot 5k 11am now at Deal Casino 
10__ HoBOOken 5K Halloween Fun Run hobooken5k.com/ Saturday 10 AM Pier A Park co-sponsor by Wakefern Shoprite
10/__  Frost on Pumpkin 10k
11/__  Space Coast Classic 2 mile 7AM, [15k 6:45] SATELLITE BEACH, FL US 32937 The new course starts at Gleason Park and heads north and west to South Tropical Trail  Sunday Ken V is two-time winner and was winning in 2014 then out kicked by 13 year old
11/__  Represent (321) 5K Community Run 8:00AM Satellite Beach FL https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SatelliteBeach/Represent3215KCommunityRunWalk
11/ __   watch NY Marathon  [Ken competed in NY marathon twice]
11/ __   RUN with the VIKINGS 5K 10:00 AM South Brunswick High School, Bob Tona's event [Ken V can’t attend , but it’s a good race]
11/__ Hashathon 6.6 Mile   Cheesequake challenging, dangerous trails, beer, great post race party with band, Mark Griggs’ great race 11am
11/__  Manasquan Turkey Run  5-mile 11am party at taverns after race discount beer co sponsor Wakefern Shoprite jsrc.org

NOVEMBER __  Gobbler Express Train Run, Asbury Park, not a race. Get on train in Asbury, go south and get off either Bradley, Belmar or Spring Lake, then run back 2,4, or 6 miles, Post Run social at Johnny Mac’s Located at 208 Main Street in Asbury Park – Across from Train Station  co sponsor Wakefern Shoprite jsrc.org

11/ ___ Thanksgiving Day       Princeton Trinity Church 5k   8:30
11/__ Born to Run 5 mile Freehold 11am Friday
11/ __  Crazy Eddie Memorial Hash run- not a race, trail hash with beverage stops Saturday
11/ __  Navesink Challenge 15k & 5k  10am  10:10 for 5k Post race at Red Bank Elks   [Ken V runs 5k]
12/ __  Big Chill 5k Rutgers New Bruns      9:05
12/__  Jingle Bell Bar A

12/ __   Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis 5k run 9:30 Metuchen NJ  then mark trail afterwards

12/__    St. Paul 5k at North Brunswick Community Park off Rt 130 9am to benefit St. Paul Milltown
then   just mark Mystery Trail South B
12/__  Toys for Tots 5K  10am Freehold NJ Tighe Park 

December  __   (2017 board election) Q4 GMM: Wednesday RVRR Elections - Reformed Church after 6pm group run

12/__   ___ mark mystery trail South B  Dec. __  10:00am The Super Santa 5K in Morris Ginty Field, superheroracing.com  then mark Mystery Trail South B

12/__  Raritan Valley Pub-crawl and sing Christmas songs in New Brunswick, NJ at selected pubs. Song sheets to be provided. Wear Santa hats.

12/ __  no races, run w RVRR in am, then Rumson, then Summit hash at 3pm or mark Mystery Trail South B

1/1/__  Vero Beach Resolution 5k Monday, January 1st 2018 Race starts at 10:00 https://www.runvero.com/resolutionrun5k.html

Jan __ Secret Mystery Winter Trail Run 2.5 mile & 5 Mile Group Run 10:17am   New Start Location: Secret Mystery wooded area North Brunswick
Only $20.00 via

Jan 7, 2018 FARC Freehold Winter 5k first five Sunday

Jan 21, 28, Feb 4 2018 Freehold Winter 5k   10:00am   www.farcnj.com

1/27, 2018        RVRR Dinner & Awards - 6pm-11pm New Brunswick Elks Arrive on Time 

Feb 4, 2018 FARC       Freehold Winter 5k   10:00am   www.farcnj.com