Archive - April 23, 2014

Marathon Preview With Joe Gigas, Executive Director

For many of us, this week is the Super Bowl of running here in New Jersey. The Novo Nordisk NJ Marathon will take place this Sunday as well as the Long Branch Half Marathon. The weekend also features a can’t miss Expo, the Barnabas Health Family Events and Kids Races along with the Shaping-NJ 5K on Saturday.

Joe Gigas, the races’ Executive Race Director took some time out of his busy, pre-race schedule this week to discuss the race with us at It took us (Corey and Charlie) about 10 seconds after meeting Joe to feel his unrelenting passion for this event and the sport of running in general. He proudly donned his race director jacket and his shirt respectfully saluted our fellow Bostonian runners. The second he began explaining some of the details for this weekend, Joe lit up like a kid on Christmas morning. It was truly inspiring to see such a passionate, well-intentioned individual …

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