2016 Fall Rush Social

Fall Rush Social

New! POST HURRICANE MATTHEW DATE ~ Let’s gather and enjoy ourselves as the run season opens for us in South Florida! We are hosting a social for all of our members Wednesday, October 19th at 5:30pm. Our location is The Burger Bar, located on Donald Ross Road in the shopping center at the corner of Military trail and Donald Ross Rd. Bring a friend or guest and introduce them to our club and a great group of runner-types! New PBRR memberships and renewals will be available at the event. Please RSVP to our FALL RUSH Social event page on Facebook, that helps us plan for the correct number of attendees… thanks!


Volunteer with us!


Come be a member of our racing family and help support your local running community!


Come help us make the 40th Shamrock Run a fun and successful event. We have a variety of shifts available before and during the event. We also have shifts for on race day for those who are running the race.

Volunteering with the Palm Beach Roadrunners can be a great team-building exercise, a fun family bonding experience, a way to get credit for volunteer hours required for school and a new way to make friends and build your network.

March 9th & 10th 

Packet pickup at Fit2Run

Race day March 12th
Packet pickup
Race day registration
Start/Finish line support
Water stations
Direct runners on the course
Medals and awards


For more information please send an email to Madeleine at media@palmbeachroadrunners.com




Lisa Reiss – Member of the month

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Hello Palm Beach Roadrunner Lisa Reiss.

How many miles per week do you run?

I run about 20-25 miles a week.  I build from there when I am training for a long distance race.

When and why did you start running?

I started running in about seven years ago in Juno Beach.  A friend invited me to run with her.  She kept asking me to join her for bridge workouts, track and long runs.  After our 15 mile run, she asked me if I wanted to sign up for the marathon she was doing and I said, ”no thank you, I’m never running that far!”  After my 18 mile run with her, I realized I had a love for distance running.  I have completed my tenth marathon this past year.

Why do you run?

I think clearly when I run.  Besides running for fitness, it is definitely a stress reliever. 

I hope to share what I have learned and encourage others to accomplish their goals.

When is your next race?

I am training for some triathlons, including Ironman Florida and the South Florida Storm Series of Half Marathons.

Do you prefer to run alone or in a group? 

There are times when I enjoy running alone for my quiet time, but I mostly enjoy running with a group.  It’s great getting to know other people and chatting on long runs. It makes the time fly by.  I also enjoy the camaraderie and encouragement that comes with running in a group

Favorite race, run or distance:

I love running the marathon distance.  I enjoy choosing destination races.  I have found marathon training to be a journey from the beginning of training to race day, and I always seem to learn something more about myself.

Highlight of running or biggest accomplishment:

The highlight of my running and biggest accomplishment to this day has recently been becoming a running coach. I coach the Jeff Galloway Run/Walk Half Marathon and Marathon training program. I am glad that I have knowledge and enthusiasm to give to others.  I have met so many great and enthusiastic people who have set goals for themselves.  I hope to share what I have learned and encourage others to accomplish their goals.

Dream run, race or accomplishment:

I have two dream runs… The Great Wall of China Marathon and The Midnight Sun Marathon in Alaska.

Favorite thing about running:

The beautiful scenic training runs along the beach.

What inspires you?:

What inspires me…  any challenge.

Favorite quote:

“You must do the things you think you cannot do”, Eleanor Roosevelt

Thank you Lisa. Good luck with your training and races!

Published on August 24, 2015

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Hi Palm Beach Roadrunner Lisa Smith,

How many miles per week do you run?:

I am actually a low mileage kinda girl. I have learned that my body does better with low mileage and more cross training. When I’m running every day my body gets broken down and needs more recovery and I find that sometimes those “extra” miles are actually “junk miles”. So now I try to have a purpose for each run and do more biking and swimming on my off days. If I’m training for a marathon I will run 4 maybe 5 days a week but when I’m training for a triathlon I only run 3-4 days.

764357-1138-0004sWhen I don’t run or work out my days just feel a bit empty and for me it helps keep me balanced and happy

When and why did you start running: 

I began running about 20 years ago after watching my husband run and compete in local races. I got tired of being a cheerleader and decided to give it a try. It didn’t take long before I was hooked on the thrill of training for a specific event and the excitement and sense of accomplishment that came with each race. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy being a “cheerleader” at the races  and watching those first timers experience the thrill of crossing the finish line.

Why do you run?: 

I can honestly say that I don’t love running but I do love how I feel when I’m running and the feeling I get when I complete a hard workout. Sometimes it’s hard to actually get out the door but once the shoes are laced up and I begin moving the sense of enjoyment soon follows. My dedication and commitment to running has helped me in other areas of my life. It’s a great way to jump start my day and the stress or hiccups that can come along the way don’t seem so great when I’ve had a good work out.   When I don’t run or work out my days just feel a bit empty and for me it helps keep me balanced and happy.

Currently training for:  

I am currently training for the Miami 70.3 Ironman race in October and of course the fun Fall and Winter races that PBRR puts on. I love the local races that begin in November. And after that I will consider training for another Ironman Race in 2015.

Do you prefer to run alone or in a group? Explain:

For most of my long runs I enjoy running with friends. They are great encouragers and it helps pass the time. However there are days when I just like to either run solo with or without my music so that I can focus on what my body is telling me to do for that workout.  And when I have specific goals for an upcoming race I sometimes need to run my own workouts so I can focus on the specific goal for that particular workout. As much fun as it is to run with friends, the long solo runs help prepare me for the mental challenge of race day.

Favorite race, run or distance:

My favorite race distance is a ½ marathon because it doesn’t take too much time to train for it and if I had to I could   go out and run a ½ marathon without much training and still enjoy it. I have always enjoyed the A1A ½ marathon since many fellow palm beach road runners usually run that race and it has a great party at the finish line. I also love the local races like Run for the Pies and the Classics by the Sea race since most of the locals run them as well.  If I had to recommend one race to someone to put on their bucket list it would have to be the Big Sur Marathon. I had the privilege of running it with a wonderful group of friends last Spring and we were absolutely blown away by the beauty of the course. This was a very enjoyable race and an experience I won’t soon forget.

Most memorable race or run? Explain:

It’s hard to pick a favorite or most memorable race. However, my first marathon will always be the most memorable. It was  the Disney Marathon and I’ll never forget the thrill of completing my first marathon and the pain I experienced after the race. The pain is like a badge you wear with pride after the race telling everyone, “Yeah, I just ran the Disney Marathon.” No medal needed to let everyone know. They just need to watch you walk down the stairs.  It was this race that hooked me into the racing community. I enjoyed the training and the people I met along the way. My husband, kids and my dad were there and supported me along the course and cheered me on as I crossed the finish line. That was a pretty amazing experience.

Highlight of running or biggest accomplishment:

My biggest accomplishment would have to be the Ironman Florida Race which I completed for the first time in 2013. It is an experience /journey that I will never forget from the moment I began training until I ran down that finishing chute and crossed that incredible finish line. There are no words to describe the journey that gets you there and the many emotions you experience on that incredibly long race day.

Favorite thing about running:

My favorite thing about running is the amazing people and friendships I have made over the years.  I love being a part of this running community and I love the people who are a part of it. Running encourages me to push my body to limits I sometimes feel I can’t reach and it is such a rush when I push through those limits.

Favorite quote:  “Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.”

Thank you Lisa. Good luck with your training and races!

Published on September 19, 2014

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Member of the Month: Phyllis Frydman

Hello Palm Beach Roadrunner Phyllis Frydman.

How many miles per week do you run?

I don’t run as many miles as some but I still call myself a runner, it can be 12, 15, 20 plus or minus a week. It depends on my body feedback and for what event I am training.

FrydmanWhen and where did you start running?

I started running about 13 years ago at age 60, so I could compete in my first triathlon. I was shocked to win 1st place in my age group and realize I was an athlete!

Do you prefer to run alone or in a group?

Although I am self-motivated with my exercise and training, I prefer the camaraderie of a group. I like the support and encouragement I get from a group. There is a special bond I have formed with my running friends that is priceless.

Currently training for: I am training for 2014 NY Marathon and local triathlons

I am proud of my age and hope I can show others it is never too late to enjoy all the benefits of being a runner. I feel great!

Most memorable race or run?

I have done many races and triathlons but running 5 or 10 K’s with 3 generations of family is a wonderful feeling.

Who or what inspires me?

I am always inspired by handicapped athletes and the determination and pain they go through to reach their goals. I’d like to thank all the active people I am around. They inspire me and then they say I inspire them. It is a great circle, just start running and keep moving as long as you can. I am proud of my age and hope I can show others it is never too late to enjoy all the benefits of being a runner. I feel great!


We wish Phyllis all the best in her training for New York Marathon. She’s such an inspiration!