Area track and cross-country coaches can learn from elite runners and legends of the sport during the first-ever Bellin Run Coaches’ Clinic on Saturday, June 8 at Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.
Tapping into the iconic 10K’s most accomplished runners just hours after they cross the finish line, the clinic will include Olympians and Olympic trials qualifiers who will share their secrets of coaching success.
“This event allows us to bring together some of the greatest minds — and feet — in running to share their experience and expertise on a variety of timely and relevant topics,” said Bellin Health running expert Nate Vandervest. “We’ve assembled an incredible panel and we think this will be an invaluable afternoon for the coaches who attend.”
The Coaches’ Clinic will be keynoted by four-time Olympian and past New York Marathon, Boston Marathon and Bellin Run Champion Meb Keflezighi. Recently retired from competitive running, Keflezighi continues to be one of the sport’s best-known and well-respected names. He’s become a Bellin Run crowd favorite known for staying at the finish line to congratulate runners long after his race is over.
The event’s breakout sessions also will feature some of running’s biggest names, past and present:
Coaching Mental Stamina — 2016 Olympic marathoner Jared Ward
Fueling a Runner’s Body — Four-time Olympic trials qualifier and 2017 Bellin Run champ Kaitlin Gregg Goodman
Training Cycles for the High School Runner — Two-time Olympic trials qualifier and 2018 Bellin Run champ Brendan Gregg
Panel discussion with running legend “Boston Billy” Rodgers and all runners
The event runs from 1-5 p.m. at Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, 1970 S. Ridge Road. Cost is $50 per participant and registration is required by Friday, May 24. For information and to register, visit https://www.bellin.org/calendar/event/85768.