Palm Beach Marathon Kickoff Cocktail Reception

There are some neat events surfacing for this year’s Palm Beach Marathon. Next Tuesday, Oct 3rd, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Jupiter Medical Center is hosting a cocktail reception and Grand Opening at their newest Urgent Care Center, located in WPB on the marathon course route. Free for all PBRR members, you need only RSVP to laura.green@jupitermed.com or call 561-263-3712 before September 28th. See details above!

Local races adjust for Hurricane Irma

A few events were cancelled and some postponed as a result of Hurricane Irma.

  • The final Jeff Annas 5k in Wellington was cancelled
  • The Key Biscayne Triathlon Series Race #3 has been postponed, new date is Sun, Oct 15th
  • The Glow Run 5k in Mirasol has been postponed, new date is Sat, Oct 14th.
  • The St Jude’s 5k in downtown WPB is postponed, new date coming soon
  • The Heart Walk, originally Sat, Sept 23 is postponed until Sat Nov 18th
  • The Bill Bone/Lake Worth Triathlon was cancelled for 2017

Ouch! That’s a lot of events all shuffled up. So what events are coming soon?

  • The KVJ 5k with Clematis by Night is Thu, Oct 5th at Waterfront Park, WPB Note – This race is at 7:00 pm (night)
  • The POST Stronger Than Cancer 5k is Sat Oct 7th in Abacoa, Jupiter
  • The Kijana 5k is Sat, Sept 30th in Freedom Park, Greenacres
  • The Kidney Pump 5K Run/Walk is Sat, Sept 30th, Carlin Park, Jupiter
  • Superhero 5K at John Prince Park is Sat, Oct 21 at John Prince Park
  • The Phantom 5k and Kids 1 miler, Sat Oct 28th at Palm Beach Outlets
  • Every Boob Counts 5K Run/Walk is Sat, Oct 28th, in John Prince Park, Lake Worth
  • Wellington 10 Miler and Sebastian’s 5k is Sun, Oct 29th in Tiger Shark Cove Park, Wellington
  • PAL Boca 1/2 Marathon and 5k is Sun, Nov 5th 3001 N. Ocean Ave, Boca Raton
  • TK Gator Trail Run 5k, 5mile, Half Marathon – Sat, Nov 11 at Tanah Keeta Boy Scout Camp, Tequesta
    (The private 50-acre section of Jonathan Dickenson State Park)

As we learn of new dates we will refresh our list…

Happy Racing to all of our PBRR members!

Local Half Marathon Training Programs Launch

With the welcome return of the Palm Beaches Marathon, our area is fortunate to have several structured programs that begin shortly.

Galloway Palm Beach

The very well-honed walk/run method begun by US Olympian Jeff Galloway begins training for the Palm Beaches Half Marathon this Saturday, August 26th. The group, led by experienced Galloway-certified trainer Lisa Reiss, will meet at Dunkin Donuts (803 Donald Ross Rd, Juno Beach, FL 33408) at 6 am Saturday morning. Please arrive a few minutes earlier to meet the team. This training program is for new and experienced runners looking to complete the 13.1-mile distance race on Sunday, December 3rd. The group develops designated leaders for different pace groups and meets each week. You are provided with a weekly plan and many tips on running gear, race nutrition, recovery, and more.

There is a fee to enroll in this program, which brings many runners into our community each season. For more information, please visit the Galloway Palm Beach Facebook Page, the Galloway Palm Beach website, or email to: runaracenow@gmail.com


Tri Bike Run Half Marathon Training Program

This program begins Saturday, Sept 9th at 6:30 am at Tri Bike Run (13975 US-1, Juno Beach, FL 33408) It is designed to help new runners achieve success in their first half marathon or allow experienced runners to better their time at the distance. The “goal race” is the Palm Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, Dec 3rd. Coach Spencer Cusmano details the program below…

“The idea behind this program is to accommodate a wide variety of runners. I would like the runners to be able to run 3 to 4 miles 3x a week or near this benchmark when they join. However, if they plan on walking they should be able to walk/run 3 miles before joining. I have created two plans to help with anyone that wants to run the race for time, or run/walk the race to just complete it. A rough outline of the 12-week program is to meet once a week on Saturday for our long run. Sunday will be a light/short day. I have scheduled 3 runs at a 4-7 mile distance during the week. One of the toughest things about training is sticking to the schedule, that is why we have this group to help people stay committed and working toward their goal. As the coach, I will hold people accountable, and keep them motivated. The goal is to prepare the runners for race day, make sure they are in shape, and that they stay healthy for race day.”

There is no charge for this program. More information on this half marathon training program can be found at the Tri Bike Run Facebook Page, by email to Coach Spencer at Cusman0S@Gmail.com, or by calling the store at (561) 627-2453

Chamber of Commerce Supports PBRR

West Palm Beach – The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches contributed $1000 towards the Palm Beach Roadrunner Youth Running Camp Scholarships today. This was made possible through the running of the annual “Women For Women 5k and 10k” race in Lake Worth on May 13th. Race organizer and PBRR Past President Iva Grady was instrumental in arranging for this generous donation. Shown in the photograph are Mark Nosacka, CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center, Dave Masterson, PBRR President,  and Joe Chase, Gunster.

Palm Beach Roadrunners thanks the Chamber of Commerce for this wonderful donation. Each year, PBRR sends young runners from local middle and high schools to Warrior Run Camp in Central Florida.

Similar to last year, a special Awards Night will take place on Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30 pm. We have use of the Auditorium/Cafeteria at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, nestled between Palm Beach Lakes Blvd and Okeechobee Blvd.

Please join us as we recognize our local runners and send them off to an exciting week of summer camp fun and training! This event will last approximately one hour.

 

Run 4 The Pies Registration is Open!

The Palm Beach Roadrunners are proud to present the 17th running of the Run 4 The Pies race!

The popular Run 4 The Pies 4 miler, Pumpkin 1 miler and Kid’s Dash are now open for registration. This amazing Thanksgiving morning event sells out every year. Click HERE to register. The Village of Tequesta limits entries at 2200 due to parking and traffic concerns, don’t be left out of everyone’s favorite race!

  • Please note that shirt sizes are guaranteed for the first 1,800 registrants. Personalized bibs to the first 1,400 registered
  • Fresh Publix pies (apple or pumpkin) to the first 1,700 finishers
  • All finishers receive a custom finisher medal
  • Current PBRR Members receive discounted entry fee 

We use AccuChip timing for Run 4 The Pies and Pumpkin 1 Mile Race

Packet Pickup Times and Location:

Tuesday, Nov. 21st 11 AM – 6PM at Good Shepherd Church, 402 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
Wednesday, Nov. 22nd 11 AM – 6 PM at Good Shepherd Church, 402 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
Thursday, Race Day 6 AM – 7:45 AM at the race site.
Please note that shirt sizes are guaranteed for the first 1,400 registrants.

* Good Shepherd Church reminds all athletes, families, and friends to bring canned goods and/or non-perishable food items for their annual food drive this Thanksgiving. Food items will be collected at the various packet pickup times and on race morning.

(A charity slot does not guarantee a personalized bib, shirt, or shirt size)

Sunday Morning Track Grows and Changes Time

Our new Sunday Coached Track session is off to a great start! Coach Todd Clements has enjoyed meeting and working with the runners that have joined in for this beneficial and fun track interval workout.

The group size has grown in the first month, a promising sign that a quality group run on a track with a coach is in demand. The weekend time slot allows runners of all abilities to attend this run – free of school, work or child care concerns that would normally exist midweek.

NEW SUNDAY TRACK WORKOUT START TIME IS 6:30 am

Due to the success of the Sunday Track workout, Coach Todd has met with and gotten permission from the Jupiter Community High School administration to begin the workouts a half hour early. The heat in the middle of summer intensifies rapidly, and the runners would benefit from the 6:30 starts and as a result, an earlier finish time. The sun is already up at 6:30, so it’s safe to begin running intervals at that time. The parking lot will be opening earlier beginning next Sunday, July 16th for this purpose.

We invite all Palm Beach Roadrunners to attend this new workout, meet coach Todd, and see how a workout on the track can help you with fitness, racing, and endurance goals. Remember to bring water or your favorite energy drink. Plus, if history serves as a guide, you’ll meet some fun people and leave with a new friend or two!

PBRR Youth Scholarship Awards

Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30 pm – All Roadrunners, family, and friends please join us as we award local high school runners our annual Youth Running Camp Scholarships. These athletes will be going to Warrior Run Camp in Central Florida for a one-week stay. Camp includes top-notch instruction from collegiate coaches and athletes. Traditional summer camp events such as contests, swimming, and camaraderie are rolled into a week of fun these kids will always remember!

Our Awards Night will take approximately one hour. We encourage all of our members to join us in sending these local winners off to become more knowledgeable and fit runners for their upcoming cross country and track seasons. Light beverages and ice cream cake will be served.

*** Please reply on our Facebook event page – CLICK HERE

New Weekend Coached Track Workout!

Just in time for your summer training, fall marathons, or fitness improvements, we are happy to announce the addition of a new coached track workout. These sessions will be held on Sunday mornings, 7:00 am, at Jupiter High School, located on Miltary Trail just south of Indiantown Road.

This is a group workout for ALL LEVELS – First-timers to experienced runners are welcome and encouraged. (Please bring a drink to the track as school facilities are closed.)

Introducing your coach, Todd Clements. Todd was born and raised in Palm Beach County, FL. He is a PBRR member with 7 years running experience spanning 115 races. His favorite race is the Daytona Beach Half Marathon.

Todd’s race PR’s prove that you’re in good care, he knows how to prepare and deliver results:

5K – 18:24
10K – 38:55
13.1 – 1:27

We spoke with Todd prior to launching this weekend track workout to ask about his goals. Todd replied, “I want to run happy and healthy and to get/remain a sub 18-minute 5K time.” When asked, “Why do you run?” Todd answers, “From the highs to the lows there’s no feeling in the world like when you cross the finish line. I love it! As well as having fun and meeting a lot of great people.” Why does Todd want to start Sunday morning track workout? “To give back to others, encourage runners in meeting their goals, and watching them succeed.”

Todd is not new to coaching. He coached middle school track for 3 years. This experience saw Todd work with a team that had no wins the previous 2 years to going undefeated 2 out of the 3 years and losing only one meet. 

We are happy and excited to have Todd lead this new group. For those with busy weekday schedules or a Sunday without a meaningful workout, join Todd and other runners in Jupiter for these track sessions!

Rogue Runs

Rogue Runs are here, just in time for our warm weather running season!

What is a Rogue Run? A Rogue Run is a PBRR event that mixes running with surprise and friends and fun, all in our beautiful South Florida playground!

We’ll get the word out a few days in advance on social media and our website regarding the details. Where to meet, what time to meet, and approximately how long the run will be. You’re “going rogue” by showing up and participating. There is no schedule as to when they will occur. There is no pattern as to where they will take place. We’ll tip you off on any ” special needs” such as sunscreen, blinky lights, storage gear, etc. Expect the unexpected.

And when we are done, you’ll always have the choice to return home or opt for the “happy ending.”

Stay alert…

Marsh Pointe Elementary School 5k – Recap and Results

Palm Beach Roadrunners gladly added support to this race for young runners in our area. The 5th Marsh Pointe Elementary 5k was held yesterday in beautiful conditions. We had low humidity and temperatures that started in the mid-60s. This year’s event saw the most number of registered runners, including a good showing from middle school runners that were returning to their former elementary school. Next year, there is planning underway to have an awards category for middle school runners.

We expect to have photos and some movie clips as taken from the drone that flew near the Start/Finish area. Please visit again soon as we gather photos and more information from the race…

 

Click HERE for 5k Results!   (opens in separate window)