An overflow crowd of nearly 150 runners attended the first Runners’ Symposium in 2012 – over three times as many as expected. The Christie Foundation will host the Second Annual event again in 2013, this time at a larger location: Champaign’s Hilton Garden Inn, in order 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 will be held April 25 through 27, 2013.
The educational Foundation 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, with door prizes.
The event will feature an array of educational and hands-on booths for Body Mass Index, blood pressure, lung function testing, information on safe training techniques, nutrition and skin care tips. Door prizes have been donated by Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, Body & Sole, Campus Sportswear, Great Harvest Bread Company, Marathon and Beyond and Christie Clinic. All attendees will receive complimentary give-aways related to athletics and running.
Register for the symposium through the Christie Foundation website: www.christie-foundation.org.
About the Christie Foundation: For over 30 years, the Christie Foundation has been a pioneer of medical knowledge, education, and medical services in east central Illinois. The Foundation offers scholarships to medical students, provides grants to health-related community organizations, and hosts educational seminars on a range of topics. For more information, see www.christie- foundation.org.
Topics include speakers presenting on the runner’s heart and lungs and common skin ailments for
runners. The medical panelists will tackle a variety of safety topics including common injuries and
their treatment and prevention, the runner’s foot and ankle, peak performance nutrition, and pain
management. Presenters and panelists include Dr. Abraham Kocheril, Dr. Andrew Kluesner, Dr.
Jeremy Youse, Dr. Stuart King, Dr. Denis Williams, and Dr. Sumuk Sundaram.