Running is one of the most popular forms of youth sports participation, with approximately 450,000 - 750,000 adolescents participating in high school track and cross country programs throughout the United States. And while sports participation brings many positives to the lives of youth runners, it also brings with it a likelihood of sustaining a running-related injury. In fact, up to 65% percent of runners sustain an injury annually.
The goal of the 7th Annual Runner's Symposium is to expose ALL Cincinnati runner's to a full range of running related topics that will help them improve their overall running experience. The specific theme of this year's Symposium is "You Can't Go Wrong with Strong" which means we'll put a big focus on the benefits and approaches to strength training as it relates to runners of all levels. From injury prevention, faster times and more efficient form, strength training has major benefits to runners of every kind.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Education Resource Center
620 Oak Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
The Runner's Symposium presented by Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Fleet Feet Sports Cincinnati is dedicated to bringing together experts in running biomechanics, physical therapy, coaching, psychology, running gear, and strength training to advance attendees' understanding and joy of running. Our primary aim is to advance running performance in the Tri-State through didactic and hands-on learning opportunities with experts in the field of running performance and rehabilitation.
Featuring keynote speakers Harvey Lewis and Kerry Lee, the theme of this year's symposium is "You Can't Go Wrong with Gettin' Strong!" Both Harvey and Kerry epitomize this theme. Mr. Lewis is a social studies teacher at the School for Creative & Performing Arts as well as an ultramarathon runner and champion. Best known for winning the 2014 Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile race footrace often mentioned as one of the toughest footraces in the world, Mr. Lewis will discuss his personal journey and what techniques he uses to stay mentally and physically strong in the face of adversity. Ms. Lee is a high school teacher and running coach at Anderson High School. After coming in the top 3 at the Flying Pig Marathon for 5 consecutive years, Kerry won 1st place in the women's division at this year's race in a time of 2:53:55. A competitive runner and coach, Mrs. Lee will provide those in attendance an insight into her journey towards championship running.
Jeff Taylor-Haas, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS - Children's Hospital 3D Gait Analysis Lab Coordinator
Frank DeJulius, Owner Fleet Feet Sports - Innovations in Running Footwear & The Future of Running Shoes
Ashley Meuser, MS, RDN, CSSD, CLT, LD - Fleet Feet Sports Training Nutritionist & Official RDN of the Flying Pig Marathon
Claire McKeon, PT & Grant Poston, PT - Athletes & Strength Training
Email: Jeff Taylor-Haas
Email: Frank DeJulius