American Legion Brick Memorial Post 348
Legion Runners 

Brick American Legion Runners complete the 26th Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge.
Members of the Brick American Legion on Mantoloking Road headed north early Sunday morning on April 29th
to participate in the 26th annual Lincoln Tunnel 5k Challenge. Twenty three walkers and runners from the Brick Post
completed the 3.1 mile course through the tube from Weehawkin to Manhattan and back in support of the New Jersey Special Olympics.
Brick American Legion Runners President Lisa Corris said" the crowd of close to 4,000 just shows how many people
are willing to come out to support this worthy cause".



The Brick Memorial Post American Legion Runners participated in the "Support the Troops" 5k Run Sunday August 7th at Sea Girt.
The organizers did a great job recognizing troops and veterans for their service to America . The Brick American Legion runners were proudly announced to the crowd of around 2,000. President Lisa Corris did a great job getting the team organized for the Post. The weather was brutally hot and humid but all of the team made the finish line.






April 17, 2011 found a dedicated contingent of Post 348 members, our Legion Runners pacng it out in the 2011 Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K Run.  All proceeds from the Lincoln Tunnel Challenge benefit Special Olympics New Jersey athletes and help foster the Special Olympics mission:To provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Currently, there are more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities that train and compete throughout New Jersey in 24 sports, particpating in more than 160 competitive events!  Run...Walk...or get outta the way!



Brick Legion Runners and Post 348 supporting
the Lt. Dennis Zilinski 3.5 mile run in Holmdel on Nov. 7th.
A great ceremony is held honoring Lt. Zilinski who was KIA
in Iraq. This year all vets were called forward to receive a challenge coin.
The run is pretty rough and hilly. Post 348 did a great job representing the
Legion and supporting our fallen heroes! We had 13 members on hand on a
cold Sunday morning.
Brick Legion Runners under runner's president Lisa Rule! If you are interested in this, or other Legion Runner events, please contact Legion Runners President, Lisa Corris @ 732-295-8897.
our motto
Run......Walk ...... Support Us...or get outta the way!
Thanks to Riders President Kevin for the photos, Post 348 for
supporting the Runners and everyone who got their butts up
at zero dark thirty on Sunday morning to make it happen...


With the New York skyline in the background, members of the Brick American Legion Runners take a well deserved break after participating in the annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge Run, from Weehawkin to Manhattan and back on Sunday  April 28th. Commander Jim Erskine of Post 348 was proud of his members representation at this event which supports the Special Olympics. Special thanks went out to President Lisa Corris for getting things organized.April 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013 our Post runners enjoy a brisk Fall morning to tackle the
8th Annual Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial
3.5 Mile Run/2 Mile Walk 
Brick Post 348 pictured Nov 2014.  Our  runners and walkers come together each year to honor LT Dennis Zelinski for the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski Memorial Run/Walk .  The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial was founded in 2006 in order to honor Lt. Zilinski’s memory.  The first Lt. Run/Walk was held in November of 2006.  Lt  Zelinski graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2004. He also completed Airborne School while a student at West Point. After graduation from Ranger School, he was assigned to the 1/187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Rakkasan. He deployed with the 101st Airborne Division on September 17, 2005. Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II died in Iraq on November 19, 2005 as a result of a roadside bombing near Bayji, 155 miles north of Baghdad. Lt. Zilinskis medals include: Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Global War on Terror, Iraq Campaign Service Medal and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.
As an act of that love, Dennis family and friends founded The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, whose mission is to continue to serve and assist returning men and women who were wounded in service to our nation and to provide support and to provide support that improves the welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The fund also supports scholarships at CBA.

Brick Memorial Post Legion Runners at it again under the Hudson River!

Legion Runners from Brick Memorial Post 348 reported for duty at the 29th running of the Lincoln Tunnel Run on April 19th,2015. The 5k event benefits the Special Olympics. Legion Family members from Ocean County are always on board in support of these Special Olympics events .On the day of the event, the weather was cool for the 3000 runners. As the gun went off, runners and walkers entered the Lincoln Tunnel on the Weehawken side. A Little over a mile and half later we see the light of day at the turn-around point as good old Manhattan is attained. After a quick gulp of water, it's back into the tube for the return trip to the Garden State. Those who have never experienced running in the Lincoln Tunnel may be surprised to hear that it is very clean and the air is fine. This Legionnaire has participated in the event fourteen times and never saw any vermin or leaks. An interesting aspect is the fact that the tunnel is pitched down, then up, so participants need to gauge their effort accordingly. This year dedicated Post 348 Auxiliary member and breast cancer survivor Lois Koczon made the trip from Jersey to New York and back with flying colors! That's what the American Legion is really all about, representing our veterans in a positive light, serving the community, and best of all...good comradeship with fellow Legion family patriots!

For God and Country,Ed McBride

348 Legion Runners participate in the 10th Annual Lt Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial

3.5 Mile Run/2 Mile Walk Sunday, November 8, 2015  at the new location at the Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ

Westfield Downtown Pizza Run

The Brick American Legion Runners recently travelled up to Union County to participate in the 15th running of the Westfield Downtown Pizza Run. The event starts at 7pm. After the singing of the National Anthem the participants lined up for some interesting running. A quick check of my phone app showed the actual air temperature at 88 degrees with “ it feels like 92”..uh oh! The chip start signal is given and everyone was off. The course is rather hilly and snakes through the beautiful town of Westfield from it’s city center  to the tree lined streets back to the town itself. Many local citizens turn out with sprinklers, hoses and water tables for the broiling runners. Bruni, our support tech. on that day observed that everyone crossing the finish line looked pretty tired due to the heat. After the run a slice of Pizza and some water were offered . The Legion Runners on this trip took a photo in front of the Westfield M&T bank branch. Lisa Corris works as a Vice President for that concern in the Manchester office. The Brick Legion runners are always proud to show our colors and try our best to represent Post 348 with pride wherever we go.

Ed McBride

 June-July 2017 Legion Runners/Walkers recently ran in two events. The 31st Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5k Run/Walk and the Spring Lake Five Mile Run. Congratulations go out to the Legion Runners/Walkers.
Upcoming Runs/Walks:
BELMAR FIVE 2017 41ST ANNUAL, Saturday, July 8, 2017, 5k – 8:30 a.m.
Course: flat, fast, certified oceanfront course.
Online Registration Link:

5k – 7:00 p.m. Elm and Quimby Street, Westfield, NJ (Union County)
40TH ANNUAL SEASIDE HALF MARATHON & 5K, Sunday, October 15, 2017
5k – 8:15 a.m. Half Marathon – 9:15 a.m. Races begin @ Sawmill Café
Register online at:

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