Runner’s Seminar Series, presented by John Hancock

Held during race weekend, the Runner's Seminar Series is at the Boston Marathon Expo.

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  • Dates and Times:
    • Saturday, April 13 - 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 14 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      Room 200, Second Floor, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
  • Each year, the Runner’s Seminar Series at the Boston Marathon Expo brings together race legends, notable members of the running community, coaches and experts on a wide range of topics.
  • See the full breakdown of presentations below:
9:15 a.m. Mindful Morning - A 40-minute meditative session to start your weekend, with yoga teacher and run coach Cara Gilman Yoga Teacher and Run Coach Cara Gilman
10:00 a.m. Mental toughness for Monday and beyond - three talented athletes share their tips. Yoga teach and running coach Cara Gilman, Sport Psychology Coach Emily Saul, and 2x Olympic Trials Qualifier Amanda Nurse
11:00 a.m. Celebrating her pioneering Boston Marathon victory of 1969, a retrospective with the legendary Sara Mae Berman Three-time Boston Marathon Champion Sara Mae Berman
12:00 p.m. Nutrition and training at any age, with Joan Benoit Samuelson and Pam Nisevich Bede, presented by Abbott Joan Benoit Samuelson and Pam Nisevich Bede
1:00 p.m. Boston Marathon Course Preview with Race Director Dave McGillivray Dave McGillivray
2:00 p.m. Awesome New Running Books - Authors and Runners Share their Tales Authors Roger Robinson, Dave McGillivray, Mark Cucuzzella, Kim Chaffee, and Julie Weiss
3:00 p.m. The medical resources for injured (and non-injured) runner Adam Tenforde, MD, John-Paul Hezel, MD, and Ian Nurse, DC
4:00 p.m. Meet the Authors, presented by John Hancock: Meb Keflezighi, Becky Wade, Deena Kastor, and Ryan Hall share tales and lessons from the road and from their new careers as authors Authors Meb Keflezighi, Becky Wade, Deena Kastor, and Ryan Hall
5:00 p.m. Five years on - Meb Keflezighi and the day he won the Boston Marathon 2014 Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi, author of 26 Marathons


10:00 a.m. Late Life Running: the New Frontier. Author Roger Robinson is joined by 1968 Boston Marathon Champion Amby Burfoot, 70+ speedster Gene Dykes, Runner's World's Gail Kislevitz, and Author Jonathan Beverly to talk about the benefits and joy that comes with *even more* miles. Roger Robinson, Gene Dykes, Amby Burfoot, Gail Kislevitz, and Jonathan Beverly
11:00 a.m. Running your best Boston. Tips and guidance from race veterans John Barrett, Mike McGrane, Amanda Watters, and Hiromasa Aono, who have run more than a combined 60 Boston Marathons Team B.A.A.
12:00 p.m. Game-changing Women of the Boston Marathon, presented by 261 Fearless Kathrine Switzer, Mary Kate Shea, Jennifer Thomas, Dusty Rhodes, Joann Flaminio, Gloria Ratti
1:00 p.m. Reflections and Advice from Boston Marathon Champions. Greg Meyer (1983) and Jack Fultz (1976) share tips and stories from the Boston course, and their victories here Jack Fultz (1976), and Greg Meyer (1983)
2:00 p.m. Running safe - fighting through fatigue. Suzanne Dougherty focuses on runner self defense. Suzanne Dougherty
3:00 p.m. Majoring in Running - Celebrating 5,000 Abbott World Marathon Majors Six Star Finishers Lorna Campbell, Head of AbbottWMM Communications, Tim Hadzima – Exec. Director, AbbottWMM, Mike Sheehy – 6 Star Finisher, Abbott Employee, Jill Schumacher – 6 Star Finisher, Boston Race Captain – AbbottWMM, Pam O’Connell – Will be Six Star finisher in Boston 2019, and Carey Pinkowski – Executive Race Director, Bank of America Chicago Marathon
4:00 p.m. Pioneers of Women's Running - Patti Catalano, Cheryl Treworgy, Bobbi Gibb, and Julia Chase-Brand Patti Catalano, Cheryl Treworgy, Bobbi Gibb, and Julia Chase Brand
5:00 p.m. Rising above adversity, Adrianne Haslet and setting high goals Adrianne Haslet