About Us

Run Jersey is dedicated to serving and engaging the New Jersey running community by being the most comprehensive, informative and entertaining online resource for running news, tips and events.

At Run Jersey, we’re ALL about celebrating the Garden State’s Greatest Sport. If you live in NJ and consider yourself a runner, in any capacity, you’ve come to the right place. We’re your one-stop-shop for everything Running, everything Jersey.

  • Articles featuring local running events, personalities, groups, happenings, etc.
  • Valuable insights on where to run in NJ.
  • High quality running merchandise.
  • & much, much more.
The Founding Fathers

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Charlie Hoffmann – A Sayreville native, got his degree in Recreation and Leisure Management from Coastal Carolina University.  He has since been working in recreation in various NJ communities since college.

His favorite endeavor on the recreational front was teaching Couch to 5K, a class dedicated to newbies who want to get into running.  Over the years, more than 150 of his participants trained for and completed their first 5k.  He still runs regularly and is hoping to complete his 4th marathon in 2014.

He is admittedly slow, but claims to have more fun at a race than the thousands who run faster than he does.

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Corey Wagner (@coreywagner33) a native of Rumson NJ, is our tech guru and trail running enthusiast.

Without him, RunJersey would still be just a rough wireframe on a napkin. He’s the first one Charlie calls at four in the morning when the site goes down.

Corey might be best known for his project Joinagame.com that he built from the ground up with long time friend Patrick Finan. “Being involved in a tech-heavy project that focuses on localism like Joinagame, getting involved with Run Jersey was a natural progression for me.”

If you need to get in touch with Corey, you’ll find him tweeting in Hartshorne Woods Park.

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Patrick Finan of Sea Bright NJ, heads marketing and finance at Run Jersey.

Patrick is the primary voice-of-reason for the company. Without him, the website would likely feature Fantasy Demolition Derby commentary and sell Jelly Beans shaped like famous runners. Pat leads the discussions and somehow manages to keep the rest of the team on track.

Patrick is also the other half of Joinagame.com where he designs software to help locals organize pickup sporting events. “I love nothing more than helping my fellow neighbor stay active and in touch with the community. Run Jersey and Joinagame both allow me to do exactly that.”

Our Awesome Team of Contributors

Rob Cavanaugh (rtc-training.com) is the owner of RTC Running Camps + Training.  The former Red Bank Catholic track star has set records on the track on his way to boasting All-State honors.  He would go on to run for the Monmouth University team earning All-East honors on the track.  He has won dozens of races including the Jersey Shore Grand Prix series.  Rob currently coaches athletes and also organizes Cool Runners Fitness Camps, dedicated to providing kids with a great running experience.  Classes are available now and more info about Rob can be found at his website.

Jen Portman (synergyhotyoga.com) is our Yoga and Flexibility guru.  Jen is the owner of Synergy Hot Yoga in Fair Haven, a state of the art facility offering daily classes in Hot Yoga.  Jen is a passionate Yoga advocate who has been involved for over 15 years.  Jen has completed the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute levels 1 and 2 teacher trainings and is in ongoing studies with Baron Baptiste.  She has attended numerous Bikram Yoga workshops with Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury and Jason Wynne.  He studio also features some great retail items and is the perfect stop for both the Yoga expert or novice alike.

Craig Segal  (runnershighnj.com) is also a RunJersey.com contributor.  In addition, he is the Co-Founder of Runner’s High – Freehold.  He began running at the tender age of 11 and hasn’t looked back since. He climbed the running ranks through his high school years as a Holmdel Hornet and went on to Villanova University where he continued to thrive and develop as a runner. Competing as a grad student at Monmouth University capped off Craig’s collegiate running career and it was a seamless transition into road racing. Donning the Runner’s High racing singlet, Craig has run plenty of races over the past years boasting several PRs, first place finishes, and two top-10 finishes at the Philadelphia Marathon in 2008 and 2009 , all while working a full-time desk job. Craig holds personal bests of 14:35 (5k), 30:42 (10k), 1:08:20 (1/2 Marathon), and 2:25:09 (Marathon).Running gave so much to Craig so it was only natural that he ditch the daily grind to pursue his goal of owning and operating a successful running store.

 


 

Enough about us… 

Tell us about you!  What kind of runner are you?  Are you a pure recreational runner or do you live and breathe all things running?  We love to hear your stories.  Tell us about your drive, your passions and your inspirations. We absolutely love to hear stories about running and those who enjoy it.

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