Archive - April 2016

Best Race Ever…Nova Nordisk NJ Marathon and Half Marathon Preview

We caught up with Christine Bosco, the Race Director for this Sunday’s Nova Nordisk NJ Marathon and Half who was kind enough  to share her thoughts on the event. She is tremendously excited about the event and it promises to be a great one. This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest races on the planet. Bosco expressed her appreciation for both the spectators as well as the athletes for their participation. She also commended the 8 municipalities that the race passes through for all their help and support. While the 5k is full, registration is still open for the full, half and the relay. Runners can still sign up at the Expo on Friday night or Saturday. She noted that this race is “A big time marathon in a small town” making it a special race. “Both the community involvement and the iconic course make this race so legendary,” she added.

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Our Conversation With Jen A. Miller. Author of “Running, A Love Story”

We were fortunate enough to have had a wonderful chat with Jen A. Miller, a fascinating NJ-based runner and author. Miller recently penned Running, A Love Story, an absolute must-read for any runner or running fan in New Jersey.

Jen certainly has an impressive resume. She had previously published The Jersey Shore: Atlantic City To Cape May to rave reviews and has also contributed to Runner’s World, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, New Jersey Monthly and many more. She also exudes a true passion for the sport of running. “Running made my life better; Mind body and soul.” she explained to us as we chatted about her new book. She also added that “Running is what you make of it. You get what you put in.”  jenmiller2

A self proclaimed “middle of the pack runner,” this book has a little bit of everything. It’s a funny, thought-provoking and inspirational story ideal for any athlete to enjoy. The legendary …

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Congrats To All The Runners Who Ran Boston

Yesterday, marked the 120th running of the Boston Marathon. We salute everyone who participate  in this event, arguably the pinnacle of  the running world. We also wanted to especially congratulate our friends at Runners High NJ who we saw on TV a handful of times donning their proud purple colors and making NJ proud.

We also wanted to congratulate the 21 survivors of the Marathon bombings three years ago. Their spirit & resiliency to return to this challenging course was nothing short of remarkable. Kudos to all!…

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This Saturday’s RunAPalooza

For many, this Saturday’s RunAPalooza marks the start of the race season. Thousands will flock to one of our hippest shore town’s for not 1, but 3 incredible races.  The Asbury Park Half, the Jersey Shore Relay and the Jersey Shore 5K all make up this legendary collection of races. All registration is closed at this point, so if you haven’t registered yet, go out and cheer.

While the Half marathon and he 5k both start and end in Asbury Park, the Relay sends 5-person teams up the coast from Seaside to Asbury.  The early forecast looks promising and we wish all the runners the best of luck. This event is truly a blast…enjoy some pics from last year…

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5th Annual Run With The Royals

Looking for a great early Spring race??? Head to Pier Village in Long Branch (arguably the Mecca of NJ running) on Saturday, April 9th for the 5th Annual Run with the Royals 5K. The course is flat and fast and hosts picturesque oceanfront views. Walkers are welcome and the 11 am start time gives you a chance to sleep late.  After you notch your PR, stop by the after-party at Celtic Cottage where runners will receive a9wel-deserved)  free drink. Proceeds will help St James School in Red Bank. To register or for more info, please go to

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