Larry Schmidt

Larry Schmidt

Larry started running 16 rears ago at the age of 52. He had reached 198 pounds and his 36″ waist¬† pants were getting tight. He refused to weigh 200 and started running (which he hadn’t done since high school). In 2020, Larry ran over 2000 miles!

Larry moved to Hot Springs from Wisconsin in 2008 and found out about The Spa Pacers the following year. He joined in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. He is on the Spa Pacers Board of Directors, he leads group runs on Monday and Tuesday evenings, he coaches clinics, and he is an avid racer.
“Everything I have and everything I am I owe to the wonderful friends I’ve met as a member of the Spa Pacers. I can’t imagine a better group of people anyplace. I am blessed.” – Larry

I moved to HS in 2013 not knowing anyone. In 2016, I was going to run my first 5K with the Window Mart team so I went to the Spa Pacers Fall Clinic and fell in love with running and found the best of friends that seem more like family than friends.

Tammy Boyd
Tammy BoydMember

The Spa Pacers are one of the nicest, most inspirational, encouraging and inclusive group I have ever had the pleasure to know. Absolutely best of the best people.

Andrea Birdsong
Andrea BirdsongMember

There is absolutely no group that I have ever been a part of that is more encouraging and supportive than the Spa Pacers. Whether you are a walker or a runner, fast or slow, you are welcomed and encouraged to participate. I love the Spa Pacers!

Eric Smith
Eric SmithMember