Wanamassa: The 18th Annual Pre-Father’s Day Race takes off at 9am in front of the Wanamassa Elementary School, Bendermere Avenue, Wanamassa. The Kids Races follow at 10:15 sharp. It is a 5K Run/Walk with races and prizes for kids and grownups.
Last year there were over 250 runners, a nice field. The course takes you through Wanamassa, Interlaken and Allenhurst, a nice layout through really pleasant neighborhoods. PBA #57, Ocean and Allenhurst sponsor the event and departments from all over make it a must-run race.
The registration gets you nice shirts, nice awards, lots of random drawings, loads of post-race refreshments and a barbeque.
Race Director Mike Washakowski is in charge and the fields look good. There are age groups awards, and Top Cop winners.
Last year Mike Conboy won it, with Ocean’s Dave DeMonico in Second from Ocean and Luciano DeOliveira, Long Branch in Third. The women had Allison Linnell winning and with her father Scott they took the Father-Daughter award.
The Jersey Shore Runners Club will handle the event ( www.jsrc.org) Afterward is the award presentations with prizes awarded and some great food.