Christie Foundation to Host Runners’ Symposium on February 16
An overflow crowd of nearly 150 runners attended the first Runners’ Symposium in 2012 – over three times as many as expected. The Christie Foundation and Christie Clinic will co-host the event again in 2013, this time at a larger location, Champaign’s Hilton Garden Inn, to accommodate more speakers, attendees, and educational booths. The symposium was developed to help runners planning to compete in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, which for 2013 will be held April 25 through 27.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 11AM-1PM. Avid and beginning runners – as well as those curious about taking up running – are encouraged to attend. Food and drinks will be served, and door prizes and give-aways will be available.
Topics include speakers presenting on the runner’s heart and lungs, common injuries and their treatment and prevention, the runner’s foot and ankle, peak performance nutrition, pain management, and butts, nipples, and toes: a racy discussion of runner’s skin issues.
Presenters and panelists include Dr. Abraham Kocheril, Dr. Denis Williams, Dr. Andrew Kluesner, DPM, Dr. Jeremy Youse, Dr. Stuart King, Dr. Denis Williams, and Dr. Sumuk Sundaram.
The event will feature and array of educational and hands-on booths for Body Mass Index, blood pressure, and lung function testing, information on safe training techniques, and nutrition and skin care tips. Door prizes have been donated by Body & Sole, Campus Sportswear, and Great Harvest Bread Company. All attendees will receive complimentary give-aways related to athletics and running.