Congratulations to the following members

A1A Marathon – Jean Louis Beaudonnet (2nd Pl AG), Willie Torres, Laura Grajales, John O’Connell, Brian Keintz, Howard York, Anne Carroll

A1A Half Marathon – Kimberly Reyes, Alana Miller, Maida Velez-Kopet, Kevin Quinn, Rocio Arnold, Edna Tello, Debbie Meitz, Tracy Gaynor, Kim Wolman, Catalina Bonilla, Mimi Reeves, Rebeca Rodriguez, Irma Robinson, Paul Millman, Lee Bernstein, Kristen Alba, Joe Gonzalez, Huaina Classons, Fabiola Pepe, Deborah Johnson

Publix Ft Lauderdale 5k – Maida Velez Kopet (1st PL AG)

Five Points of Life Half Marathon – Tim Atyeo, Caroline Atyeo

Annual Beach Run

Saturday, February 10th at 5:30 am

A change of scenery does a runner’s body good!

  • Meet at The Cove Shopping Center on Hillsboro Blvd just east of Federal Hwy.
  • Coolers will be out on Palmetto and A1A (3 miles).
  • A1A to Spanish River Park and back – 10 miles in total but you can turn around anytime
  • Bathrooms – golf course about 3/4 mile up from the water stop.
  • Bagels and coffee for everyone at the start/end point.
  • For those staying out west we will ONLY have the coolers out at Holmberg and University

Everyone is off to the races in 2018

We have a bunch of races to report as we have a number of our members putting their training into action. Congratulations to the following members:

Sandspur 50k – Howard Helbein

Shooters 5k – Raquel Alderman

Boca Raton 10k -Luis Vera

Disney Half Marathon – Don Burgess, Deborah Johnson, Michael Riedhammer, Maida Velez-Kopet

Key West Half Marathon – Paul Millman, Alana Miller

Naples Half Marathon – Ann Bengtson, Linda Diamond, Kim Wolman, Cliff Goldstein, Mitch Ryback, Fabio Tylim, Andrew Lee, Melissa Lee, Melissa Meyer, Melissa Pariaug, Heather Nobler

Vista View 360 – Individual – Howard Helbein, Relay – Dana Moss

Brandon’s Run 5k – Maida Velez-Kopet

Steps for Life 5k – Katie Skopp

5k for Kids – Kimberly Reyes (2nd PL AG)
Lots more racing going on this past weekend in Miami and other parts. Congratulations to the following members on their accomplishments:

Sky Dive Ultra 100 miler – Irma Robinson (3rd PL F overall), Mimi Reeves

Miami Marathon – Kim Wolman (1st PL AG and BQ), ChiHoon Lee (2nd PL AG), John O’Connell, Melissa Pariaug, Ann Carroll, Jill Katz, Doug Eaton

Miami Half Marathon – Andy Espey, Nicole Hall, Debbie Meitz, Kim Sundberg, Dana Pincek, Christine Lada, Susan Frezer, Sadie Howes, Nicole Gerber, Raquel Alderman, Denise Harrison, Corie Opdyke, Tammy Measel, Willie Torres, Peter Firestone

New Year, New Race Results

From myself and the board we want to congratulate you again on your running accomplishments this past year and wish you health, happiness and successful running in 2018.

Congratulations to the following members on their accomplishments:

Delray Jingle Bell Jog 5k – Kara Sisti, Denise Harrision

Ft. Lauderdale Jingle Bell Jog 5k – Nicole Gerber, Raquel Alderman, Cary Zinkin, Kristin Alba

Original Ft. Lauderdale Jingle Bell 5k – Jean Louis Beaudonnet (1st PL AG), Michael Riedhammer (2nd PL AG)

Lace Em Up on the Levee 10K – Irma Robinson (1st PL AG), Catalina Bonilla (3rd PL AG), Kevin Quinn, Bryan Van Solt, Helena Redshaw, Rebeca Rodriguez, Celia Blandon

Boca Raton 5k – Dana Moss (2nd PL AG & PR), Kara Sisti

Boca Raton 10k – Manuela Corrales, Christine Lada, Sharamy Angarita

Happy New Year,
Jay Goldstein
Northwest Broward Road Runners

‘Tis the Season…for Racing!

Congratulations to our members!

Manny Mair and One to One Fitness on Soldier Rush – Manny and his team had over 1100 participants and raised over $7000 for the cause.

Miami Man International Distance Triathalon – Fabiola Pepe (PR), Kimberly Reyes (PR)

Coral Springs Run to Remember 5k – Melissa Meyer (1st PL F overall), Melissa Schwartz (3rd PL F overall), Armand Greyvensteyn (1st PL AG), Jean -Louis Beaudonnet (1st PL AG), Chuck Medcraft (2nd PL AG), Sadie Howes, Ryan Steuber, Maida Velez-Kopet, Christine Lada

Flanigan’s Rockin Rib 10k – Catalina Bonilla (3rd PL AG), Nicole Gerber, Kimberly Reyes, Doug Eaton, Raquel Alderman, Susan Frezer, Lee Bernstein

Tamarac Turkey Trot – Melissa Schwartz (1st PL AG), Robin Campbell (2nd PL AG), Catalina Bonilla (3rd PL AG), Alessa Hachigian, Nicole Gerber, Kimberly Reyes, Manuela Corrales, Huaina Classens, Melissa Pariaug, Fabiola Pepe, Maida Velez-Kopet, Chris Miller, Armand Greyvensteyn, Doug Hoffman, Tammy Measal, Yuu Soubra, Jean-Louis Beaudonnet, Kristen Alba, Stephanie Rodriguez, Andrew Lee, Melissa Lee, John Mehew, Tracy Gaynor, Sergio Yibirin, Jay Goldstein, Doug Eaton, Corie Hoffman, Raquel Alderman, Susan Frezer, Cliff Goldstein, Denise Harrison

Space Coast Marathon – Hector Mayol (BQ), Andrea Medalie, Mark Shachner

2017 Turkey Sprint Tri – Kara Sisti, Huaina Classens

Ironman Arizona – Debbie Meitz

Fall Racing Season is Here!

Lets congratulate the following members on their accomplishments:

  • Berlin Marathon – Linda Dickens
  • Chicago Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Dana Moss, Tammy Meisel, Catalina Bonilla, Rebeca Rodriguez, Roberto Hernandez, Rich Silcox, Doug Eaton, Dana Moss, Kimberly Reyes, Suzanne Windesheim, Heather Wilkinson, Linda Dickens, Chi Hoon (Charlie) Lee
  • Portland Marathon – Bob Capasso, Bev Capasso
  • Parkland Dash 5k – Michele Anthony(1st PL F overall), Melissa Schwartz (3rd PL F overall), John Oconnell (1st Male Master), Melissa Meyer (1st F Master), Chuck Medcraft (1st PL AG), Raquel Alderman (3rd PL AG), Annika Dworet, Denise Harrison
  • Parkland Dash 5 Mile – Alex Birchenall (2nd PL M overall), Andrea Medalie (1st PL AG), Mitch Dworet (1st PL AG), Laura Grajales (1st PL AG), Mark Shachner (2nd PL AG), Michael Riedhammer (3rd PL AG), Corie Opdyke, Christine Lada, Stephanie Rodriguez, Laura Lightbourn
  • Augusta 70.3 – Debbie Meitz (PR), Ivan Rodriguez
  • Ironman Chattanooga – Alana Miller, Paul Millman, Manuela Corrales

SHIRTS AND SWAG – We will start to distribute the shirts and swag bags beginning THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, between approximately 7a – 8a and continuing after that for the next two weekends. We want to get the shirts out as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy wearing them as well as racing in them.

REMINDER – MEET THE BOARD SOCIAL – Sunday, October 15th from 5p – 9p on the back deck of Deja Blue Restaurant in Parkland. You should have received the e-vite. Please respond as quickly as possible. If you did not receive it and want to go contact me or any of the board members as quickly as possible and let us know you will be joining us. If you want to stay for dinner it is strongly recommended that you make a reservation ahead of time.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – tentatively scheduled for October 28th. Details to follow but we are working with Runners Depot to make this a fun event and originate the Saturday run from the store.

Speaking of sponsors we are happy to make you aware of a fun night of comedy to benefit a charity near and dear to one of our sponsors, Beth Laggan, from Charles Rutenberg Realty – The event is taking place on Thursday October 19th at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino. Check out the website and enjoy a great evening

Have a great rest of your week,

Jay Goldstein
Northwest Broward Road Runners

News You Can Use

Lot’s of exciting things going on in the club. I wanted to take a moment to welcome all the new members who have joined NWBRRC for what is now our 10th year. I also want to thank all of our renewing members for being a part of our group for another year. As we always start off. congratulations to the following members on their recent accomplishments:

Bogota Half Marathon – Gineth Mendez-Yibirin

Bix 7 – Shelbie Seys, Kristin Kohler

Hood to Coast Crawfish Crawl – Brian VanSolt

Team APMA 5k Nashville – Cary Zinkin

SeaWheeze Half Marathon – Shelbie Seys, Kelly Rainisch (PR)

Ironman Boulder 70.3 – Helena Redshaw

We had our first board meeting of the year on Monday August 14th. Topics covered included:

  • Ordering of the shirts and the swag bags – We anticipate having everything available by mid-October
  • Membership stands at approximately 175 members including our sponsors
  • Meet The Board Social – Tentatively on the calendar for Sunday, October 15th from 5p – 8p – details to follow in an evite
  • Fall Youth Running Program will get under way on Saturday October 7th

Speaking of the Fall Youth Running Program, please check here and for sign up. If we have any of our new members that would like to volunteer to coach the kids for an hour on Saturday from 8 am to 9 am please contact me or Melissa Schwartz –

​Also, as we welcome our new members I want to let all our members know that we still have towels and visors for purchase. The club running towels and visors are specially priced at 1 for $15 and 2 for $20. Contact me at if you would like to have either of these items.

One of our hometown races, The Parkland Dash, is being held on Sunday, October 8th. You can register on Active or through the City of Parkland website. There is a discount code for our club members to use when signing up for 15% off : NWBDASH17. Sign up and be a part of either of two great races, the 5k or the 5 mile run. It is always a good time when you can run with your fellow club members as well as your neighbors.

Have a great rest of your week and I will see you on the road,

Jay Goldstein
Northwest Broward Road Runners

News You Can Use

With some recent community feedback concerning running on the road I thought it appropriate to publish a few safety tips for everyone who gets this publication to see

  • Wear your safety light. If you don’t have one please buy one.
  • Wear light colored clothing to increase visibility
  • Run against the flow of traffic in the bike lane or on the sidewalk if it is safe to do so.
  • If you are starting your run up Coral Ridge Drive please go to the crosswalk at Holmberg and Coral Ridge and cross at the light before heading up Coral Ridge Dr. Remember, although pedestrians have the right of way, assume that the drivers are not aware of you in the early morning and they will not stop.
  • If you are running in the bike lane, the proper thing to do is move into the road or onto the shoulder and let the bike stay in the lane. You can see oncoming traffic and decide the best course of action. They ride with the flow of traffic and cannot.

I wish to thank both Shelbie Seys and Rebeca Rodriguez for their contributions to the board and the club as a whole. Both are stepping down from their current roles of board secretary (Shelbie) and membership/media (Rebeca). We are sad to see them go but are happy to wish them well on their next pursuits. It has been a great pleasure serving with both of them. They certainly brought a passion to their roles and for this the club is a beneficiary and grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

It’s funny; in all the years I have been writing an article in the South Florida Running Forum, I never stopped to thank the editor of this paper, Jim Niemir, for the contributions that he has made to the running community. Jim has provided a forum for the running club presidents to publicize the events of their clubs, to spotlight individual members and sponsors, to recognize charitable work, and even to allow a certain degree of advertising of beneficial products and services to our members. Although NWBRRC members receive a separate News You Can Use newsletter based on what is happening inside the club, I can tell you it means so much to our club members when they see their names out there for the entire South Florida running community to see. So, Jim, if you are reading this (and I hope you are for content and editing – LOL) I speak for our club membership and say: THANK YOU.

Race Report

Beverly 10 miler – Dana Moss
Park City July 4th 5k – Stephanie Rodriguez
Freedom 5k – Jean-Louis Beaudonnet (3rd PL M Grandmaster), Kimberly Reyes (1st PL AG)
Weston Hometown 4th of July 5k – Melissa Meyer (3rd PL F Master), Lauren Fuchs (3rd PL AG), Eric Fishman, Kelly Rainisch, Shelbie Seys, Maida Velez-Kopet, Nicole Gerber, Raquel Alderman, John O’Connell, Doug Eaton, Jean-Louis Beaudonnet, Cary Zinkin
4th of July Sprint Tri– Kimberly Frendhal Reyes


News You Can Use

A couple of quick shout outs of congratulations to the following members: Inline image 1

Weston Memorial Day 5K – Nicole Gerber, Maida Velz-Kopet, Pam Aks, Cindy Brown, Raquel Alderman, Annika Dworet, Mitch Dworet, John O’Connell
Boca Memorial Day 5k – Kimberly Reyes (1st PL AG)
Run for the Animals 10K – Gaile Valcho (2nd PL AG)
DTR Full Moon 10 Miler – John O’Connell, Willie Torres, Melissa Meyer, Brian Keintz
Super Spartan Race – John O’Connell (1st PL AG)
Wings For Life World Run – George Spas, Paul Millman
Swim Around Key West 12.5 Mile  – Mimi Reeves
Ironman Boulder – Patrick Manley
Race # 2  – 8 Hours of Hell Trail Series – Anne Carroll (2nd PL F)

Your Board of Directors for the 2017/2018 Membership Year Inline image 2
Board Elections were held on Monday, June 12th.  Here are the folks who represent our club for the 2017/2018 board year, our 10th year serving the Northwest Broward running community:
President – Jay Goldstein
Vice President – Melissa Schwartz
Treasurer – Anne Bengtson
Secretary – Tess Williams
Members at Large – Dana Moss, Mark Darley, Alana Miller, Doug Eaton, Susan Frezer

The membership year is quickly winding down and officially ends on June 30th. As we have done the last two years we are giving our loyal members an opportunity to renew their memberships from June 1st to June 30th at a discount. Members who renew during this time will save $5 on an individual membership category and $10 on a family membership

Its going to be a great year. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to keep our club as the premier running group in South Florida.


News You Can Use