48: Running 15 Years of Miami Marathon: Talking with Frankie Ruiz

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#MRuns 48: In this episode, I talked with the co-founder of Miami Marathon Frankie Ruiz. Frankie has been life time runner as well local high school Cross Country Coach. He is a big part of running community in South Florida.

In this episode, we talk about following:
-Frankie’s Running Journey
-Miami Running Community
-Start of Miami Marathon
-Ins and outs of Miami Marathon
-Advice to those want to be future Race Director or grow their race
– Behind the sense of running a big city marathon

Here is Frankie’s Bio:

Frankie Ruiz co-founded Miami-based PR Racing, Inc which served as the launching pad for the Miami Marathon. In ’13, the company was acquired by Life Time Fitness. Currently, Frankie is the Chief Running Officer of the company. He is also the cross country coach for Belen Jesuit School since ’02, during that tenure he has lead them to 7 State Championships. Ruiz was a T&F collegiate athlete at FIU. In ’09, Frankie Ruiz launched the popular Run Club Network together with Nike, which encompasses over 15,000 runners each year. He is now Miami’s Nike+ Run Club Head Coach. Not too long ago, he was invited to give a TEDx Miami Talk on the Running Movement in Miami. He is also involved in Plan Z, Ludlam Trail & the Underline among several other major park initiatives. He sits on the Miami-Dade County GMCVB Sports Advisory Board, Green Mobility Network Board, Miami Foundation’s Our Miami Committee and the Parks Advisory Board. Frankie is also part-owner of GoRun Running store.

 

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