For the 5 Mile race, the men's winner was Dwayne Penny Alexis of Brooklyn, NY in a time of 27:24. Lauren Rhatigan of Ship Bottom, NJ took the lead spot in the 5 Mile female division with a time of 35:03
14 and under age group - Rachel Kenny of Matawan in 39:50.
20 - 29 age group - Greg VanNess in 36:33 and Liz Donohue of NYC in 49:05.
30 - 39 age group - John Kutner of Middletown in 34:07 and Megan Jadro of Belle Mead in 50:56.
40-49 age group - Mike Eberle of Staten Island in 37:10 and Mary Grubert of Rumson in 45:56.
50-59 age group - Pete Bruno of Howell in 37:44 and Patricia Watters of Red Bank in 39:07.
60 plus age group - Ed Wright of Greenbrook in 43:57.
For the 5K race, the men's winner was Andres Soler of New York City in a time of 17:54. Caitlin Medina, age 12, of Navesink, NJ, took the lead spot in the 5 K female division with a time of 22:11
14 and under age group - Nolan Kus of Jackson in 21:20 and Grace Wells of Oakhurst in 26:43.
15-19 age group - Lianne Donohue of Middletown in 23:38.
20 -29 age group - Michael Hrbek of Atlantic Highlands in 28:09 and Yvonne Latity of W. Keansburg in 29:49.
30-39 age group - Todd Berberich of W. Keansburg in 22:01 and Erin Blum of Middletown in 23:57.
40-49 age group - Paul Gilly of Freehold in 21:43 and Tiffany McCann of Middletown in 33:10.
50-59 age group - Dave Zurheide of Middletown in 21:04 and Heidi Buzzanga of Middletown in 28:08.
60 and over age group - Harry Maneses of Colts Neck in 27:17 and Kathleen Phillips of Middletown in 51:07.
Photos from the race can be found at www.PoricyPark.org, with additional information on the Jersey Shore Running Club website, www.jsrc.org. Special thanks go out to the Jersey Shore Running Club, the dedicated Park volunteers and the Poricy Park Conservancy staff for their time and energy to make this a successful race.
The 2012 race was made possible because of the generous donations of Sponsors: Allan Ruda, DDS & Beth DeAngelis, DMD, Bertuccis of Hazlet, Thornberry Appliances, T & W Landscaping, Eberhard Floor Covering Carpet One, Uras Monuments, Pool World Inc., Friends of Murray Farmhouse, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Middletown/Holmdel Physical Therapy P.A., PrimePay, Edward Jones/Patrick Chanod, Penk Plumbing & Heating, Paduano, DiTommaso & Golda, LLC, VanNortwick Properties LLC, Beacon Awards. Contributors included: Stop and Shop of Middletown, Bagel Oven of Red Bank and Whole Foods Markets of Middletown.
The continued support and efforts of Middletown Township Public Works, Park Maintenance Division, the presence of the Fairview Volunteer First Aid Squad and the Middletown Township Auxiliary Police is especially appreciated.
Poricy Park Conservancy is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization located in Middletown Township. All community and summer camp programs are run by Poricy Park Conservancy. Poricy Park is located at 345 Oak Hill Road in Middletown Township. With exceptional ecological resources, the 250 acre historical and nature site makes it one of the largest parks in Monmouth County. The Park offers recreational activities such as magnificent wooded hiking trails, bird watching, pristine pond settings, fishing, and a one-of-a-kind 70 million year-old Cretaceous fossil bed. Poricy Park is home to the 1770 NJ Historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. For additional information, call the Nature Center at 732-842-5966 or visit www.poricypark.org.