Thank you so much for coming to our school (Lake Country Academy) and sharing so much of our story with us. I enjoyed every minute and came away inspired to challenge myself and be a better person. Now if you can affect an old lady like me — how you might have reached the young ones is really exciting! What a gift you have!

Lori Harms

Thank you for your time, story and words of wisdom. The message you gave everyone was great and it started our challenge in the right direction. The opportunities you have had, some people just dream of. Again Thanks for speaking to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sheboygan County.


Thank you very much for your motivational comments to the Grant Elementary School students this past week. You truly are an inspiration to all of them, and also to me personally. Simply, thank you again for taking time out of your busy schedule to not only be such an incredible role model, but to take the time to serve and talk with our children. You definitely make a difference. Keep on running!

Joseph Sheehan
Superintendent of Schools
Sheboygan Area School District

I wanted to let you know how much Ii appreciated your comments at yesterday’s Healthy Sheboygan County 2010 breakfast meeting. You are a great spokesperson for healthy living as well inspiration to those fortunate enough to hear you speak.

Beverly Randall
Mental Health Association

I knew I was in the presence of greatness when I heard Roy speak! What a great speaker…go Roy, go…

Dan O’Connor
Royal Bank of Canada
Dain-Rauscher Financial

Roy served as our inspirational speaker at our first annual American Cancer Society Charity Runner program. He presented an inspirational message to a room full of runners and people whose lives have been touched by cancer. His professionalism and passion for the sport and for fighting cancer were very apparent. People were moved by Roy’s personal story and inspired by his enduring devotion to the sport of running. He not only helped us thank all of our event participants for a job well done, but he also got them excited for their run the next morning. Roy even personally spoke to a first time marathoner and Charity Runner during the evening, and the athlete said Roy gave him the best advice he had gotten for running a marathon!

Kimberly Stanwyck
Community Relations Manager

Thanks again for speaking to the Body Mechanics class at UW-Sheboygan Center. The students found it both interesting and enjoyable.

Sue Mullen

On behalf of the Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary Club, I want to thank you again for your presentation to our club. We know that you have a busy schedule and we certainly appreciated the time you were willing to give to talk to us. Many of us know we need to work on our fitness and your talk helped to nudge us in the right direction.

Chad Blessing
Sheboygan Early Bird Rotary Club

Thanks very much for your inspiring presentation to our students. You gave the students the message that they can set and achieve their goals. Your accomplishments as an ultra marathon runner truly did leave us in awe. The students enjoyed your message and certainly had many questions for you. We wish you much success in your future endeavors and appreciate your willingness to work with our students. Hopefully, they are inspired towards their own improved physical accomplishments.

Val Dreir
Highlands Elementary in Appleton, WI

The kids are still talking about the presentation. Thanks for giving them practical, sensible, healthy and motivating advice. Many took it very much to heart.

Ann Buechel
Elkhart Lake Middle School

Thank you for your informative presentation on January 3. Your enthusiasm is contagious. It is wonderful listening to your successes, Roy. You need to know, that you are admired by many South High School students, and staff members!

Bette Lang

Athletes share a common experience to overcome the limits we place on ourselves to achieve success. Thank you for sharing the experiences you have used to overcome personal barriers to excel in running, health and life. The tools you shared with us to overcome personal limits and set records are indeed valuable. Tools such as goal setting, commitment, determination, fortitude, nutrition, overcoming physical and emotional pain and continuous learning connected with us all at some level. I believe the personal stories and struggles you shared with our athletes and their families made a lasting and inspiring impact. On behalf of our student-athletes, their families and UW-Manitowoc, thank you for being a part of our Athletic Awards Banquet.

Jared Dalberg
Athletic Director

Thanks again for sharing your passion for life, health, and running with the Fitness for Life students. One such student stopped me in the hall before class today and said that she jogged a mile on the treadmill during this morning’s workout. She said that was the first time she has jogged a mile. I could see a sense of pride and accomplishment in her eyes and face. Perhaps, to a small degree, she experienced that passion you shared with our class last Friday.

Jared Dalberg
Athletic Director

What a pleasure it was to have Roy Pirrung share with our club at the Starved Rock Runners Ltd. (IL) banquet. My thanks go to the Shoreline Striders Roadrunners Club of Sheboygan, WI, for sharing their president and founder with us for a memorable and motivational presentation. Listening to him speak, I felt as I were Blackie the dog, running alongside him. His talk reminded me again of how fortunate I am to be a part of the running community.

Evalyn Hassler

Roy—Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak to our group. We really appreciate it and I know the athletes go a lot out o your talk.

Coach Jeff Schlender
Brilllion High School Track Team