IN MEMORIAM TOM ZARRA
It is with great sadness that the Spring Lake 5 mourns the passing of Thomas Zarra. Tom was a local runner, loving husband and father who lost his courageous battle with cancer on May 21, 2022 at the age of 64. Tom was a staple in the running community and very accomplished runner having run a sub 3 hour marathon, part of the Penn Relay 4x400 50 year old Masters Team that ran sub 4 minutes, and local club Shore AC Runner of the year. Tom ran the Spring Lake 5 race for over 30 years along with hundreds of other races in the area. Tom loved running, mentoring students where he was employed at HW Mountz School in Spring Lake, and singing and playing his guitar. Tom fought like a warrior whether he was sprinting to the finish line in every race, or fighting his battle with cancer. Tom was not only a great runner, but also an inspiration to every person he met with his Christian faith, kindness, and humility. Even towards the end of his life, Tom's smile and warm heart continued to touch people's lives. The Spring Lake 5 and running community will sorely miss Tom, and heaven has gained a wonderful soul who will be always be remembered.
Welcome to the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run and Kids Race.
We look forward to getting back to kicking off the summer by racing Memorial Day Weekend! Registration for the 2022 race is now sold out. Kids' Race registration is available onsite at pre-packet pick up and the night of the race click here for more information: https://www.springlake5.org/kids-races (NOTE: ALL 2020 Kids' Race registrations were refunded on July 16, 2020. You will need to re-register your child/children)
Not sure if you are registered? Click here to "find a participant" https://runsignup.com/Race/RegistrationLookup/?raceId=6774
Log into your profile on Runsignup.com and see if your registered.
Note: At this time, it's impossible to predict what the health conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be, or the precautions which might be required of our race and each runner. Whatever precautions that might be put in place or required, it will be impossible for the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run to guarantee that registrants/runners in our 5 mile run will not become exposed to, or infected with, the Coronavirus/COVID-19, whether from other runners, race volunteers, the public along the race route, or race officials.
Ed Hale, Race Director
Rich Sciria, Chairman, Spring Lake 5 Trustees