Speaker Series

The MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series coincides with the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, October 15 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Athletes registered for any of the IMT Des Moines Marathon races are welcome to attend the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series sessions, which are also free and open to the public.

MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series presentations focus on the sport of running and active participation in healthy lifestyles. Presentations include official IMT Des Moines Marathon course overviews, Altra Footwear and Jeff Galloway.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Creigh Kelley, BKB Productions
WELCOME Receive an official welcome to the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo from race emcee Creigh Kelley. He will introduce you to IMT Des Moines Marathon activities including the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series. Stop by the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series meet and greet table for trivia questions and prize giveaways over the course of race weekend.

3:15 p.m.
Chris Burch, IMT Des Moines Marathon
COURSE PRESENTATION Chris Burch, Director of Racing and Events, will present a mile by mile ‘run through’ of the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and Bankers Trust Marathon Relay  courses, as well as the Principal 5K Road Race. Plus a preview of the inaugural Mercy Live Up Loop. Learn how you can get involved in next year’s I-35 Challenge. Rich Green, Medical Director, will also identify Mercy Medical Center First Aid services offered on the course and what to do in the event of an emergency on race day.

4:15 p.m.
Above + Beyond Cancer
To Be Announced

5:15 p.m.
Zachary Marion, Altra Footwear
LEARN TO RUN CLINIC Come learn the basic principles of running form that will help increase efficiency, decrease injuries and will make you a stronger runner. Taught by Altra’s Endurance Team member and 100 mile champion, Zac Marion.

6:00 p.m.
To Be Announced

7:00 p.m.
Chris Burch, IMT Des Moines Marathon
COURSE PRESENTATION Chris Burch, Director of Racing and Events, will present a mile by mile ‘run through’ of the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and Bankers Trust Marathon Relay  courses, as well as the Principal 5K Road Race. Plus a preview of the inaugural Mercy Live Up Loop. Learn how you can get involved in next year’s I-35 Challenge. Rich Green, Medical Director, will also identify Mercy Medical Center First Aid services offered on the course and what to do in the event of an emergency on race day.

7:45 p.m.
Creigh Kelley, BKB Productions
GOOD EVENING Receive an official thank you for attending the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series and Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo from race emcee Creigh Kelley.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Creigh Kelley, BKB Productions
WELCOME Receive an official welcome to the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo from race emcee Creigh Kelley. He will introduce you to IMT Des Moines Marathon activities including the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series. Stop by the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series meet and greet table for trivia questions and prize giveaways over the course of race weekend.

10:15 a.m.
Milestones
More to come…

11:00 a.m.
Zachary Marion, Altra Footwear
LEARN TO RUN CLINIC Come learn the basic principles of running form that will help increase efficiency, decrease injuries and will make you a stronger runner. Taught by Altra’s Endurance Team member and 100 mile champion, Zac Marion.

11:45 a.m.
Chris Burch, IMT Des Moines Marathon
COURSE PRESENTATION Chris Burch, Director of Racing and Events, will present a mile by mile ‘run through’ of the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and Bankers Trust Marathon Relay  courses, as well as the Principal 5K Road Race. Learn how you can get involved in next year’s I-35 Challenge. Rich Green, Medical Director, will also identify Mercy Medical Center First Aid services offered on the course and what to do in the event of an emergency on race day.

12:30 p.m.
Creigh Kelley, BKB Productions
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES A panel discussion led by Creigh Kelley and John Tope, IMT Des Moines Marathon professional athlete director, will feature the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon professional athlete field. It is a great time to ‘check out the competition’ while asking just what it takes to be considered a professional athlete.

1:15 p.m.
Mercy Foundation
To Be Announced

2:15 p.m.
Zachary Marion, Altra Footwear
LEARN TO RUN CLINIC Come learn the basic principles of running form that will help increase efficiency, decrease injuries and will make you a stronger runner. Taught by Altra’s Endurance Team member and 100 mile champion, Zac Marion.

3:00 p.m.
To Be Announced

4:00 p.m.
Chris Burch, IMT Des Moines Marathon
COURSE PRESENTATION Chris Burch, Director of Racing and Events, will present a mile by mile ‘run through’ of the IMT Des Moines Marathon & Half Marathon and Bankers Trust Marathon Relay  courses, as well as the Principal 5K Road Race. Learn how you can get involved in next year’s I-35 Challenge. Rich Green, Medical Director, will also identify Mercy Medical Center First Aid services offered on the course and what to do in the event of an emergency on race day.

5:00 p.m.
Zachary Marion, Altra Footwear
LEARN TO RUN CLINIC Come learn the basic principles of running form that will help increase efficiency, decrease injuries and will make you a stronger runner. Taught by Altra’s Endurance Team member and 100 mile champion, Zac Marion.

5:45 p.m.
Creigh Kelley, BKB Productions
GOOD EVENING Receive an official thank you for attending the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series and Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo from race emcee Creigh Kelley.

Hy-Vee Hall (Hall B) is located in the Iowa Events Center. 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

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