“I remain in control in the midst of the Perfect Storm”

With another Florida Storm Series season under our belt and as we gear up for the Florida hurricane season, what a perfect time to celebrate some of our Perfect Storm Challenge athletes. Only 10 athletes completed this challenge in the 2017-18 race season consisting of 2 International distance triathlons and the longest distance of all 6 of our running events – one 5K, one 10K, three half marathons, and one full marathon.

These athletes have put in countless hours of training to accomplish this feat and have proven their prowess both athletically and mentally. Check out who our each of our Perfect Storm athletes are and some of their favorite inspirational and motivational quotes that help keep them pushing.

Fritz Yap 

“Start where you are, Use what you have, Do what you can”- Arthur Ashe

“All you need is Faith, Trust and A Little Pixie Dust”- Peter Pan

Smile!!! It’s free and your race photos look great! – Fritz Yap





Patrick Bertsch 

“It feels good knowing that you are one out of only a few”.








Alejandro Schmidt

“When you do what you like and love with passion and desire, and have the discipline, dedication and determination for it, there are no limits or boundaries that can stop you. Never give up!!!”



Ignacio Merani 

“It doesn’t matter how tired you feel, you can still push yourself a little more”







Andres Pozo 

Thanks to my family, my training partners, my coaches, my girlfriend and my friends, this is for you! Love you guys!







Raquel Rodriguez 

“Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it, impossible equals I’m-Possible”







Joel Trujillo 

“Strength doesn’t come from the things you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t”.







Brian Work 








Stacy Cutrono








Helmut Deutsch 








We congratulate all of these athletes in their accomplishments this season and wish the best of luck to those who will take on the Challenge next season! Take a look at the 2018-19 Florida Storm Series line-up:

Category 3, 4 & 5 Challenge

Complete your choice of 3, 4 or 5 of these premier Life Time Run Florida events and receive the corresponding medal – each getting bigger as your Category classification increases.
2018 13.1 Fort Lauderdale, Relay & 5K – Nov. 11
2018 Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami 5K/10K presented by Publix – Nov. 22
2019  Tropical 5K – Jan. 26
2019  Miami Marathon & Half Marathon – Jan. 27
2019 305 Half Marathon & 5K (formerly 13.1 Miami Beach & 5K) – Mar. 3
2019 First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay – Mar. 24**
*Only one of your Category races may be a 5K.
**Tentative race date.

Perfect Storm Challenge

Complete the longest individual distance of all 8 Life Time Florida events and receive a custom award and the ultimate bragging rights.
2018 Escape to Miami Triathlon (International distance) – Sept. 30
2018 13.1 Fort Lauderdale – Nov. 11
2018 Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami 10K presented by Publix – Nov. 22
2019  Tropical 5K – Jan. 26
2019  Miami Marathon – Jan. 27
2019 305 Half Marathon (formerly 13.1 Miami Beach) – Mar. 3
2019 First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon – Mar. 24**
2019 South Beach Triathlon (International distance) – Apr. 14
*No relays are permitted.
**Tentative race date.


Athlinks will help you track all of your Florida Storm Series race results all in one place. Please note the following requirements in order to qualify for the Series:

  1. You are required to have your own Athlinks Athlete Profile. If you do not have one, set it up for free here.
  2. After each race, you must claim your race results to add them to your profile and validate your Category standing.
  3. Check your standings – will be posted below once the season begins.

Questions? Contact flevents@lt.life.