The Annual Interlaken 5K was held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in the Jersey Shore borough of Interlaken, New Jersey. The 5K race started at 11:00 a.m. with another day of great running conditions with a sunny sky and moderate temperatures. There was a wind out of the west which was not much of a factor as the course wound through the tree lined streets of the borough. The 5K was preceded by a one mile fun run and after the 5k there were kid’s races of various distances for those 12 and under.
Photos – complete results coming
At the start of the 5K the runners were provided last minute instructions from Phil Hinck of Monmouth Beach and the Jersey Shore Running Club and the national anthem was sung. The command was given to start and the runners made their way through the streets of the borough. Coming in first overall form the men was Jay McGovern of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey who broke the tape in a time of 16:29. He was followed by Brian Claric of New York City, New York in a time of 17:18. For the women it was Cindy Laver of New York City, New York in a time of 23:09. She was followed by Cheryl Scher of South River in a time of 23:36.
The first Interlaken Residents were Chris Ferner in a time of 19:27 and Hana Wolf in 25:04. In the Drazin 5K Race Walk it was Tom Quattrochi of Spotswood, New Jersey in a time of 30:26. For the women it was Panse Geer of Hazlet in 33:53.
After the race awards were presented in the park and the participants were treated to a variety of refreshments to include beer on tap. Running continues this weekend and next with lots of great events including:
Sunday, October 19, 5k at 9:30 a.m. and Half Marathon at 9 a.m., Seaside Half Marathon and 5k, Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Article
Sunday, October 19, 8:30 a.m. 5K, Fred Torres Memorial 5K, Woodland Park, New Jersey
Sunday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. 5K, Nathan Weiss Memorial Cougar Color 5K, Kean University, Union, New Jersey
Sunday, October 19, Rutherford PBA 5K Halloween Foot Pursuit, Rutherford, New Jersey
Sunday, October 19, 8:00 a.m. 5K, Sons of the Flag 5k, Hillsborough, New Jersey
Saturday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. 5K, Just Us Girls, Sea Girt Army Camp, Sea Girt, N.J. Race Preview
Saturday, October 25, 5K, 10:30 a.m. Monster Dash 5K, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Saturday, October 25th, 10 a.m. 5K, HoBOOken Halloween 5K and Scary Scurry Kids’ Run, Hoboken, NJ
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. X-Country Series, Huber Woods, Middletown, New Jersey
Sunday, October 26, 5k at 11 am, kids at 10:30 am, 3/4 mile pet walk at 11:05 a.m. Trick or Trot, Long Branch, N.J. Mail in Application – Article with all the details
Sunday, October 26, 5k, Run/Walk for Excellence, Tinton Falls, N.J.
Sunday, October 26, 5K, FCA 5K, Middletown, New Jersey
More upcoming races can be found on The Race Calendar.