Asbury Park Sheehan Classic VIRTUAL 5K

Fri August 7 - Sun August 9 Directions
Asbury Park Sheehan Classic now Virtual!

The Shore Athletic Club would like to announce that the Asbury Park Sheehan Classic 5K will be a VIRTUAL 5K RACE
The event will be held on Friday August 7 - Sunday, August 9.

All currently registered participants will have the following options:

  • Transfer to virtual 5k
  • Defer entry to 2021 race (likely second Saturday in August)
  • Donate race fee
  • Full refund

Currently registered participants must make a decision by June 30th. If you do not take action, you will be automatically entered in to this year's virtual 5k race.

We understand that this is disappointing news for many. Please contact the Race Director if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Here Are Your Options:

Your registration will be transferred to the 2021 event, likely to occur the second Saturday in August.

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

Your registration will be transferred to the virtual event. We look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Funds raised by this event will be used to pay for shirts and overall awards and to advance the mission of the Shore Athletic Club.

We understand. We are offering full refunds only.

We hope you can join us next time!

Sunset and Ocean Aves, in Park across from Convention Hall


The Shore Athletic Club would like to announce that the

Asbury Park Sheehan Classic 5K

will be a


 held on 

Friday August 7 - Sunday, August 9


Please submit results in your RunSignUp account by midnight on August 9

Awards to Top 3 Overall Male and Female Winners & Top 3 Age-Graded Masters Male and Female Finishers

In order to keep results fair we suggest you run a flat course. Upon completion please submit your results through RunSignUp. Instructions and the link will be sent to you in the runner information e-mail sent event week. All results must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, August 9th. Final results will be posted to the Shore A.C. website by Monday evening.  Event highlights will be shared on Shore A.C. social media channels. 


Team Competition
Create or join a team for this year's virtual Absury Park Sheehan Classic! Teams can be as large as you want and will be scored based on top three finishers (based on combined times). Teams are created in RunSignUp, and teams must be declared by midnight on Sunday, August 9th. Runners can compete for only one team. 

Team Categories
Open male 
Open female
Open co-ed
Masters male (40+)
Masters female (40+)
First Responders
Running Club

Team Awards
Winning teams in each category will win free entries to one of Shore A.C.'s cross country series races this fall (eligible for 3 members of each winning team).

Race Shirts
Soft cotton Asbury Park Sheehan Classic shirts will be available this year. Shirts are ordered via RunSignUp and are $15. Deadline to order shirts is midnight on Sunday, August 9th, when race entry closes. All those who signed up for the race prior to the switch to virtual will automatically receive a shirt. 

Shirts will be available for pick up a few weeks after race weekend (location TBD; in Monmouth County NJ). Details about shirt pickup location and dates will be shared as soon as possible. 

This year's shirt will be light teal blue and features the Asbury Park Tillie face on front. The back of the shirts feature a Dr. George Sheehan quote:

"There will never be a day when we won't need dedication, discipline, energy, and the feeling that we can change things for the better."

Learn more about shore legend - Dr. George Sheehan


Asbury Park Sheehan Classic 5k + Training Program

5K + Training Program

6-10 week program focused on training for the August 8th 5k race.

Coach Joe Compagni, retired Monmouth University XC and T&F coach has joined Shore A.C. and is now offering his excellent coaching services to our race participants! His training program includes initial phone consultation, weekly e-mail with an individualized training program for the week. One in-person training session and an individualized race plan just prior to the event. Coach Joe is more than happy to tailor your training needs, including additional training packages or services through his coaching program for additional fees.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Sunset and Ocean Aves, in Park across from Convention Hall

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