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Merrimack College315 Turnpike St North Andover, MA 01845
Getting the Most From Your Machine: How to Become Your Fastest and Healthiest Runner
Time: Noon Saturday, July 16
If you're looking to take your running to the next level, join this seminar for advice on how to get the most out of your training sessions. Our panel will share training tips and tactics and which cross-training elements to integrate into your routine to build running strength so you stay injury-free. If running faster and smarter is your ultimate goal, this seminar is for you.
- Amby Burfoot – RW Writer at Large, and 1968 winner of the Boston Marathon
- Budd Coates – RW Director of Training, Rodale Senior Director of Health and Fitness, and four-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier
Team Hoyt: "YES YOU CAN"
Time: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Dick and Rick Hoyt have inspired millions of runners and non-runners alike by never giving up, even when faced with overwhelming obstacles and adversity. Dick’s son Rick was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth but through the family’s determination Rick was mainstreamed into public schools and brought up like any other child. Dick and Rick have run all over the world and, in the process, found a way to connect, encouraging millions along the way.
- Dick Hoyt, Rick’s Dad and founder of Team Hoyt
Ask the Experts: Stay Injury-Free!
Time: 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16
This conversation with Runner’s World experts covers how to avoid getting hurt—and how to recover when you do. Our panelists will provide advice on warming up properly, when to run through pain (and when to stop), as well as smart ways to recover quickly. They’ll also cover effective cross-training techniques and how to keep your long-distance training on track, even when you get injured.
Women’s Running: Why It’s Different for Us
Time: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Join our all-female panel for a conversation about the physiological impact of aging on women runners, common injuries among female athletes, ways to stay motivated while balancing life, and more.
My Life on the Run – Bart Yasso
Time: 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Runner's World Chief Running Officer Bart Yasso—the "mayor of running"—cheers on seemingly every runner across every finish line of every marathon. Bart has brought the joy of running to millions of people around the world. Join him as he shares lessons, wisdom, and insights learned from running in more than 1,000 races near and far. Experience firsthand not only how Yasso’s training tips and practical advice make us all better runners, but also how his infectious spirit and love of life make us all better people.
Course Strategy: How to Run the RW Classic Half Marathon
Time: 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16
We plotted the course, we trained on it, and now we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to conquer it. This detailed session will cover race strategy, fill you in on where you’ll have to push and where you’ll get to cruise, and review all the basics. Learn about pace groups, family cheering zones, water stations, entertainment, and more.
- Dave McGillivray – Race Director
- Aaron Nemzer – Racecourse Operations
- Josh Nemzer – Director of Operations