Old Cutler Run Club Kicks Off in Palmetto Bay

More than 150 members of the South Florida community came out to Deering Estate at Cutler in Palmetto Bay this past Sunday, for the inaugural Baptist Health Old Cutler Run Club meet up.

Local dignitaries welcomed participants of all ages and abilities, and they quickly learned that the club isn’t only about running. “It’s actually more social than anything else,” said Frankie Ruiz, owner of Run the City, Inc. “We really want you guys to connect,” he added.

Before the run began, they gathered for a moment of silence to commemorate the victims of the 15th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The crowd was then separated into groups led by Pineapple Pacers in neon shirts to help people achieve their anticipated running times. There were two distances the runners and walkers could take part in – 3.3 miles or 3.8 miles. Both included a run over The Chinese Bridge landmark. Since this is a family-friendly run club, there was also a group of children with their parents who took part in a shortened run.

This latest addition to the run club schedule will take place every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., rain or shine. Participants will enjoy exercising around historic Old Cutler Road. While this first event started at Deering Estate, each Sunday the club will meet in a different location from Pinecrest through Cutler Bay. “Like” them on Facebook at Old Cutler Run Club for updated information on meeting locations. Participation is free and no advanced registration is required.

There are now 8 Baptist Health South Florida-sponsored run clubs throughout South Florida. Get started on your path to wellness by contacting for more information on a run club in your area.

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