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FRANKIE RUIZ

FRANKIE RUIZ

Founder, Miami Marathon

Frankie Ruiz co-founded Miami-based PR Racing, which served as the launching pad for the Miami Marathon. After growing the event to over 25,000 runners, the company was acquired by Life Time Fitness. Currently, Frankie is the Chief Running Officer of the company overseeing various running and triathlon events in South Florida. He has also been the cross-country coach for Belen Jesuit School since 2002, during that tenure he has led them to 7 State Championships. Frankie is also well known in community for launching launched the popular Baptist Health Run Club Network together with Nike, which encompasses well 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 booming Social 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.

"The transformative power of exercising with others leads to more meaningful connections and ultimately the root of happiness."