Speaker Series

The MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series coincides with the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, October 17 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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. Topics include official IMT Des Moines Marathon course presentations, Above + Beyond Cancer, Jon Dunham, Altra Footwear and Kathrine Switzer.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015
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 presented by Iowa Games courses, as well as The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race and Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run. Learn how you can get involved in next year’s I-35 Challenge and the newly introduced 5K Combo. Rich Green, Medical Director, will also identify Mercy Medical Center First Aid services offered and what to do in the event of an emergency on race day.

4:15 p.m.
Above + Beyond Cancer
CANCER SURVIVORS TBA

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.
Jon Dunham, Film Producer
BOSTON Jon Dunham is an accomplished filmmaker and a 25-time marathon finisher. The fusion of both these passions is reflected in his Spirit of the Marathon films. Premiering at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival, Spirit of the Marathon won the coveted Audience Award and was subsequently released in more than 400 cinemas across the United States, where it grossed over $1 Million in two days. The critically acclaimed film was followed by Spirit of the Marathon II, released in more than 600 cinemas in June 2013. Dunham is now in production on BOSTON, the first film ever to be produced about the legendary Boston Marathon.

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 presented by Iowa Games courses, as well as The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race and Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run. Learn how you can get involved in next year’s I-35 Challenge and the newly introduced 5K Combo. Rich Green, Medical Director, will also identify Mercy Medical Center First Aid services offered 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 17, 2015
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.
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 presented by Iowa Games courses, as well as The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race and Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run. Learn how you can get involved in next year’s I-35 Challenge and the newly introduced 5K Combo. Rich Green, Medical Director, will also identify Mercy Medical Center First Aid services offered and what to do in the event of an emergency on race day.

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.
Jon Dunham, Film Producer
BOSTON Jon Dunham is an accomplished filmmaker and a 25-time marathon finisher. The fusion of both these passions is reflected in his Spirit of the Marathon films. Premiering at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival, Spirit of the Marathon won the coveted Audience Award and was subsequently released in more than 400 cinemas across the United States, where it grossed over $1 Million in two days. The critically acclaimed film was followed by Spirit of the Marathon II, released in more than 600 cinemas in June 2013. Dunham is now in production on BOSTON, the first film ever to be produced about the legendary Boston Marathon.

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.
Mary Van Heukelom, Above + Beyond Cancer
CANCER SURVIVORS Looking for tools to improve performance and reduce incidence of injury? Mary is the Health and Fitness Director of Above & Beyond Cancer.  She trains, educates and coaches cancer survivors to reduce the chance of relapse, through the implementation of holistic personal wellness programs that address all aspects of healthy living. Mary will be demonstrating the Functional Movement Screening Assessment, a standardized medium developed by PT Gray Cook that may evaluate mobility, stability and functionality of your body. She will also share testimony, of improved holistic health, of Cancer Survivors, as they trained for the Peak of Machu Picchu and beyond.

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.
Jon Dunham, Film Producer
BOSTON Jon Dunham is an accomplished filmmaker and a 25-time marathon finisher. The fusion of both these passions is reflected in his Spirit of the Marathon films. Premiering at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival, Spirit of the Marathon won the coveted Audience Award and was subsequently released in more than 400 cinemas across the United States, where it grossed over $1 Million in two days. The critically acclaimed film was followed by Spirit of the Marathon II, released in more than 600 cinemas in June 2013. Dunham is now in production on BOSTON, the first film ever to be produced about the legendary Boston Marathon.

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 presented by Iowa Games courses, as well as The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race and Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run. Learn how you can get involved in next year’s I-35 Challenge and the newly introduced 5K Combo. Rich Green, Medical Director, will also identify Mercy Medical Center First Aid services offered 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.

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