General Registration opens on April 1.
- Deferrals – Defer your 2016 registration until 2017!
- Fundraising – Run/walk for free by registering as a Fundraiser!
- Groups/Teams – Discounted race entries when you register as a group/team!
- Loyalty – Time limited reduced registration fees if you registered the previous year!
We have launched a new website, and will continue to add additional features and content in the coming days.
Please email us with any questions or comments.
- Toni Genovese
- Barb Youchah
- Angela Ciroalo
- Beth O'Reilly
- Laura Rowley
- Eileen Bright
- Meagan Patterson
- Mekela Mongerie
- Chandra Pointer
The Beauty and the Beach Run™ Steering Committee is the heart and soul of this very special event. In addition to guiding the overall direction of the race, its members contribute to the: blog, eNewsletter, social media pages, marketing, sponsorship and vendor recruitment efforts. These are the people who ensure that the race continues to be directed ‘by women, for women’.
Interested in becoming a member of this special group? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toni Genovese is a Certified Professional Wellness Coach, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The Beauty and the Beach Run holds a special place in her heart, as it was the very first race for which she trained. She is excited to join us again as a steering committee member. She is a divorced mother of 3 amazing kids, enjoys running, strength training and yoga.
Barb is a transplanted upstate New Yorker. She has been managing our Twitter page since the summer of 2015 and contributing her enthusiasm, knowledge and contacts to our corporate and general marketing efforts. She also helped at packet pick-up and was also course marshal on race day. Barb has been a runner since 2004. Her favorite place to run is on the boardwalk in Long Branch. When she’s not running, she works at Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, is playing with her labradoodle, Maris, sitting on the beach or gardening.
Angela is a life long resident of Long Branch. She is an avid runner who loves running along the beautiful Long Branch boardwalk as well as throughout the Jersey Shore area. She currently works as a personal trainer, health coach and group fitness instructor, while writing health-related columns for her blog and various media outlets. She began working with the Beauty and the Beach steering committee in 2015 and hopes continue to assist the committee in any way that she can. Her favorite parts of being involved in the event are: helping to raise money for Aslan Youth Ministries and seeing the impact that the Beauty and the Beach Run makes in the lives of female runners (new and experienced) throughout the tri-state area.
Beth manages our communications via Info@BeautyandtheBeachRun.com and social media channels. She works at Coldwell Banker Rumson and is the person to contact if selling or buying a home in the area. Beth was also involved in race day packet pick-up during our 2015 run.
Laura Rowley began running 8 years ago as part of her overall initiative to lose pregnancy weight and become more physically fit after living a sedentary lifestyle for many years. She had no intention of running races until a friend convinced her that she should sign up for a 5K. A whole 3.1 miles… impossible, she thought! But she did indeed sign up, and like so many other runners before her – she was immediately addicted. Over the years she has run countless 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and is currently training for her 3rd full marathon, scheduled for Spring 2016. Laura was the Race Director of the 2015 Ocean Running Club Seaside Half Marathon & 5k and will co-direct it again in 2016.
A self proclaimed adventure seeker who took up running to age gracefully, lose weight and to have the energy to enjoy random and planned adventures. Beauty and the Beach in 2009 was the first race I trained for which happened to fall near my birthday. Thus beginning a tradition I have since followed. I tend to choose races that support a cause and as an American of Haitian descent who is also an educator of young children, the work that Aslan Youth Ministries does in Haiti and with at risk youth in NJ helps two causes that are close to my heart. Currently an ambassador for the dynamic running group Black Girls Run Central New Jersey chapter, actively promoting consistent healthy movement for all with a focus on the African American female population. Running is an adventure to me and I look forward to many more years of adventure!
Meagan is a mother of two young boys and has a degree in Marketing. She will be helping us with our overall marketing efforts and will provide support to the other Steering Committee members in their marketing related efforts. She will also manage the activities of our various Street Teams around the state in reaching out to Beauties at: races, businesses and health and leisure activities. This key role is directly responsible for growing the revenue available to support the run and to support the important work of Aslan Youth Ministries (our ultimate goal).
Mekela is 57 years young and currently resides in Robbinsville New Jersey. While participating in a health challenge for work in 2012, she was introduced to Black Girls Run, and is now an ambassador for the Central New Jersey chapter. Mekela has completed numerous races of all distances, and recently ran her first marathon. In addition to running, she also loves biking, hiking, and water sports. She is very interested in learning more about nutrition and professional coaching, and would love to be able to help others achieve their fitness goals.
I am a mother, a corporate employee and a runner. At a challenging time in my life, I picked up running as a stress reliever. I joined a local running club and ran my first half marathon seven months later. I love to run; whether it’s one mile or twenty six, it’s my happy time. It brings me balance and a fellowship with the most amazing people on this planet.