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Frankie Ruiz : Chief Running Officer

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In 2003, Frankie Ruiz co-founded Miami-based PR Racing, Inc which served as the launching pad for the Inaugural ING Miami Marathon. The success of the Miami Marathon paved the way to the company quickly growing into producing over 17 events per year in South Florida. In 2008, the company was acquired by Dallas-based US Road Sports & Entertainment Group. Currently, Frankie is primarily responsible for Government, Community and Runner Relations under the title of Chief Running Officer. The greatest accomplishment of his focus on destination events has been the success of the 25,000 runner ING Miami Marathon which had an estimated $50 Million economic impact to Miami in 2012. . In 2009, Frankie Ruiz launched the extremely successful weekly Nike Run Club in South Beach on Lincoln Road, which currently has over 5000 runners as members. As a result of the recent success with such a group Frankie also started a similar concept in the Downtown Miami and Kendall areas with the Brickell Run Club and Kendall Run Club which now have over 6000 runners attending on a regular basis. Frankie is also a 6-time State Championship Cross Country coach at Belen Jesuit. Frankie also serves on the board of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission. Frankie is an avid runner, mountain biker, triathlete, paddleboarder and skateboarder.