Archive - March 2016

Sheehan Classic Update

We received a lot of responses regarding the Sheehan Classic.  As per the JSRC press release (seen below), we are happy to announce that the Sheehan Classic will live on.

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Asbury Park 5K 2015 Start.

The Sheehan Classic and Asbury Park race committees are happy to announce the merging of two great events, the Red Bank Sheehan Classic and the Asbury Park 5K will now be the Asbury Park Sheehan Classic. Both races have great traditions and we hope that the running community will continue to support this event. The 5K race and kid’s races will take place on Saturday August 13, 2016 in Asbury Park. Combining the twenty two year history of the Red Bank race with the twelve years of knowledge and constant growth of the Asbury Park 5K should produce one great race with an expected 3,000 participants.

Back to its roots, The George Sheehan Classic began in 1981 as the Asbury Park 10K Classic and quickly

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No Sheehan Classic This Year???

We were disappointed to learn that after years of a successful event, the George Sheehan Classic will not occur this year. The race was a high point for many runners due to it’s legendary finish through Red Bank’s Broad Street. It also commemorated George Sheehan, the Monmouth County-based physician who many believe to be the Godfather of recreational running in the country. IMG_7959The Sheehan Classic also marked 1 of 5 events in the Jersey Shore Grand Prix Series, a favorite among shore runners. The race also made our top 5 list of “Greatest Races in NJ” for the past 2 years.

While we are saddened by the news, we know that running in NJ continues to gain in popularity and other amazing races will fill our calendar.IMG_8001

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