Two-day continuing education program adds to 5th edition celebration; register today to be part of the “Endurance Town USA” experience on April 29-May 1, 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — (March 16, 2016) — Race SLO, the organizer of the San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K presented by LeftLaneSports.com, and Healthy Running have partnered to present a conference for healthcare and other professionals interested in maintaining and promoting the health of runners. Held in conjunction with the 5th event edition, the learning conference is set for Friday and Saturday, April 29–30 from 8:00am to 4:30pm and will be hosted by Gymnazo at 720 Aerovista Park Suite C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

“With Healthy Running as a partner, this new conference, tied to our 5th anniversary edition, will offer workshops ranging from stability to core work to stretching principles and more, and attendees will receive a certificate of completion plus new skills and knowledge to take home and apply,” said Samantha Pruitt, Race SLO Founder & CEO.

The Healthy Running Conference will be led by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS (REP Biomechanics Lab and Director Rebound Physical Therapy) and Ian Adamson, MS Sports Medicine, BS Bio-Mechanical Engineering (7 x world champion, 3 x world record holder and X-Games gold medalist).

Healthy Running is accredited to provide CEUs for AMA, AAFP, ACSM, NASM, NSCA (CSCS & CPT), ACE, USATF, USAT and more. For more information, visit: www.healthyrunning.org/continuing-education.html

The West Virginia University Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

The energetics of running, aerobic development, training principles, the evolution of running shoes, design, technology and the relationship to injury, the triad of running injuries, tissue specificity, anatomy, biomechanics and clinical evaluation of mobility and strength.

Running from a clinical perspective, prescription of strength, mobility and gait cues based on specific findings plus stability, core work, mobility and stretching principles.

To register or more information, go to: www.slomarathon.com/healthy-running-conference


Established in 2010 to bring world class sporting events to the beautiful California Central Coast, the Race SLO family of annual events includes the 5th SLO Marathon + Half and Family Fitness 5K (Spring 2016), SLO GranFondo cycling event (Fall 2016) and the inaugural SLO Ultra trail races at Wild Cherry Canyon (Fall 2016).

The Race SLO Team organizes and produces both fun and competitive running and cycling events that create a positive impact on both our participants and local communities.

Come experience the best the California Central Coast has to offer: year-round sunshine, rolling green hills, unspoiled open roads, first class finish lines and more. Come Race SLO: #EnduranceTownUSA!

Visit RaceSLO.com for more information.