2014 Race Director Update #8

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18th Annual Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon, April 25-27

Full Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, Health & Fitness Expo, 5K, Family Events & Kids Races

Race Director Update #8 – 3 weeks until Race Weekend

Thank you for registering for The 18th Annual Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon Weekend. In an effort to make your participation more enjoyable, here is the eighth in the series of weekly messages. Copies of these updates are also available on our Website.

Important Summary - Smooth Sailing on April 27th - See Race Director Update #1 for more details:

  1. Pre-Race: Carpool and be in the parking lots between 75-120 minutes early, or take the Special Race Day Train to the Start. Click here for a train ticket ($10).
  2. Pre-paid parking at Monmouth Park: We strongly suggest this pre-paid option.  Click here for a pre-paid pass ($5).
  3. Pre-paid parking near the Finish Area: Guaranteed Parking for spectators at 7-President’s Oceanfront Park in Long Branch.  Click here for a $15 pass.
  4. Post-Race – Getting to your vehicle: Take a regularly scheduled NJ Transit train, walk to a parking lot near the Finish Area, or take one of our free buses back to Monmouth Park.
  5. Race Day Gear Check: Take advantage of this free service for dry, warm, clothing after your race!
  6. Race Packet Pick-up: Free at the Expo. Paid service on race day morning. Click here to register ($25).
  7. Race Day Security Information for Athletes, Spectators, Press, Volunteers and Race Staff: Click here for special race day security requirements.
  8. Corral Loading Times: Half/Relay 6:10 to 6:40 am, Full 7:25 to 7:55 am. The last corral will remain open for loading until race start.

  1. Start Line Corral Assignments

                          Corral Assignments 2014

Long Branch Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay (teams)
Corral Start End
A 1:05:00 1:29:59
B 1:30:00 1:59:59
C 2:00:00 2:14:59
D 2:15:00 2:44:59
E 2:45:00 3:15:00
Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon
Corral Start End
A 2:15:00 3:02:59
B 3:03:00 3:49:59
C 3:50:00 4:29:59
D 4:30:00 6:30:00

Everyone who registered before 4/1 has now been assigned a bib number and a start corral.  We will be providing a link shortly to look up your specific information.  Please print out your information from the provided link and bring it with you to pick up your race packet (bib, timing strips, event tech-shirt, official race day gear bag, etc.)

If you forget the print out with your bib number, terminals will be available to look it up. It will slow down the process however, so we recommend you bring this printout with you.

 

  1. Rejuvenate After Your Race

After you’ve completed your race be sure to stop by our Rejuvenation/Recovery Tent in the Finish Line Festival area for a free massage (watch for signs).  A short message on tired and sore muscles, by trained experts, can do wonders on race day and the following days.  You’ve earned it. Enjoy!

 

  1. 2014 Health & Fitness Expo Presentation Series

Our 2014 Presentation line-up is bigger and better than ever before! The free presentations and demonstrations from experts in many fields will help you to excel, remain injury free, make the most of race day, recover better afterward and inspire you.  Be sure to check the presentation schedule below while planning your time at the Expo and Packet Pick-up so that you can take advantage of this wealth of information. Open to the general public.

 

New Jersey Marathon Health & Fitness Presentation Line Up for Friday 4/25

Friday 1:30 pm
Cross Training for Runners – Dr. Brent Kaiser of Kaiser Therapy http://kaisertherapy.com

Friday 2:00 pm
Core Training for Distance Runners – Jon Messner of JMP Fitness in Brielle www.coretrainingfordistancerunners.com and https://www.facebook.com/coretrainingfordistancerunners

Friday 3:00 pm
Fueling for Race Day Success – Chris Draper of Draper Training and Nutrition drapertrainingnutrition.com

Friday 4:00 pm
Adopting a Healthy Life Style and Achieving Your Goals – Moira Horan, triathlete, coach, and creator of Stay Strong Multi-Sport  http://www.staystrongmultisport.com

Friday 4:30 pm
Your Post-Marathon Recovery Plan – Steve Loder, of Nourish.Sculpt.Motivate

www.NSM28.com and  https://www.facebook.com/NewBeginningWellness

Friday 6:00 pm
2014 Course Overviews – Jim Thomas, the NJ Marathon Course Director. Always one of our most popular presentations.

Friday 6:30 pm
Race Pacing Strategy and the 2014 Pace Team – Otto Lam, the NJ Marathon Pace Team Director. Run with our Team. It’s free and super helpful!

Friday 7:00 pm
Training and Racing with Type 1 Diabetes – Jay Hewitt, elite Ironman triathlete

 

New Jersey Marathon Health & Fitness Presentation Line Up for Saturday 4/26

Saturday 10:30 am
Adopting a Healthy Life Style and Achieving Your Goals – Moira Horan, triathlete, coach, and creator of Stay Strong Multi-Sport  http://www.staystrongmultisport.com

Saturday 11:00 am
Fueling for Race Day Success – Chris Draper of Draper Training and Nutrition drapertrainingnutrition.com

Saturday 11:30 am
Running Form – David Stretanski, ChiRunning®/ChiWalking® Certified Master Instructor http://www.eChiFitness.com

Saturday 1:00 pm
Core Training for Distance Runners – Jon Messner of JMP Fitness in Brielle www.coretrainingfordistancerunners.com and https://www.facebook.com/coretrainingfordistancerunners

Saturday 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Proper Usage and Application of Taping – Christine M. Scarano, PT, DPT will be demonstrating on behalf of the Kinesio Taping Association.  Christine will be offering taping services afterward.

Saturday 3:00 pm
Yoga for All Ages – Lisa Horan-Sockol and her team from Monmouth Beach Yoga & Wellness www.mbyogaandwellness.com and https://www.facebook.com/Mbyogaandwellness

Saturday 3:30 pm
Race Pacing Strategy and the 2014 Pace Team – Otto Lam, the NJ Marathon Pace Team Director

Saturday 4:00 pm
Course Overviews – Jim Thomas, the NJ Marathon Course Director. Always one of our most popular presentations.

Saturday 4:30 pm
Proper Usage and Application of Taping – Christine M. Scarano, PT, DPT on behalf of the Kinesio Taping Association.  Christine will be offering taping service for the race.

Saturday 5:00 pm
Your Post-Marathon Recovery Plan – Steve Loder, of Nourish.Sculpt.Motivate
www.NSM28.com and  https://www.facebook.com/NewBeginningWellness

 

  1. Let’s All Pitch in Together to Help Others

Move for Hunger will be conducting a food drive again this year during the Health & Fitness Expo.  Please remember, it’s “cans in hands” when heading to the Expo.  Please help us to end hunger here in New Jersey!!

We’re attempting to change the lives of families in African villages again by donating used athletic shoes to the MORE Foundation during the Expo. It takes the proceeds from 600 pairs of shoes to sustain a family for a year, and we’d like to adopt several families again this year! Together we supported 4 families in 2013. Thank you!
I hope the information above will help you plan for the variety of activities available over the 3 day weekend.

Best wishes during your training and throughout the entire weekend of activities!

Joe

Joe Gigas
Executive Race Director
Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon
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