Corey Peyerk

Did you participate in track or cross country in high school or college?

Yes, both. Four years in high school (most inspirational) and four years NCAA Division II for Ferris State University (All-Academic/Bulldog Awards Winner).

How long have you been running? If you don’t run, how did you become interested in the sport? What physical activities do you like to do outside of running?

I’ve been running competitively for 16 years. I also participate in Ultimate Frisbee and other working-out activities. Corey Peyerk

What’s your favorite race?

Hooters to Hooters Half in Fort Myers, any Beer Mile and BRC’s De Soto Grand Parade 5K.

What are your top running accomplishments?

Any race with a big PR or a win. Still looking for a top one.

Barring that to-be-found top win, in 2015 I was proud to participate in a five-person marathon truck push which helped raise awareness for a race genetic disease called Fanconi anemia.

Why are you involved with BRC?

It’s a great club that helps my training and is a ton of fun. I have also gained many good friends from it.

How long have you been on the board? What things do you help the board with?

Around a year. I am an upcoming race director and help with social media and other outreach, as well as try to make the club bigger and better.

Any favorite memories from your time with BRC?

My first Hooters to Hooters Half, Beer Miles I help organize for BRC members and friends, and this year’s Suncoast Half Marathon (BRC took 1,2,3!).

How have you seen BRC positively impact the community?

I have seen members volunteer their time for many things and raise money for good causes.

What is your career? What other organizations are you involved in?

I am an electrical engineer. I am also involved with the Manasota Track Club as a member, as well as a local drinking/running group called Rover Runners.

Anything else you’d like to share?

The BRC is awesome, come out and give it a try!