Speaker Series

The MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series coincides with the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, October 13 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday, October 14 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 many stories of inspiration and achievement.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
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.

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. Plus a preview of the Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run & 1-Mile Walk. 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.
Zach Bitter, Altra Footwear
RUN BETTER & RUN LONG Zach is an endurance athlete and world-class coach of distance runners of all levels and experience who loves the trials of the journey as much as the results. He will teach you about four points to better running technique and share how you can benefit from nutrition using a high fat diet for endurance. Hear also about his ultra-marathon experiences; including his American Record at 100 Miles and 12 Hour World Record.

6:00 p.m.
Amanda Krenz and Jackie Schmillen, Local5 and CW Iowa
LOCAL5 FALL & WINTER FASHION SHOW Join Amanda and Jackie for a preview of the hottest new fitness trends featuring designs from Brooks, Saucony, CWX, Craft, Mizuno and Oiselle. Expect the showcasing of modern athletic and active pieces to grace the floors of the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series stage up close and in person.

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 Mercy Live Up Loop 5-Mile Run & 1-Mile Walk and 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 14
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.

10:30 a.m.
IMT Des Moines Marathon Milestones
HEEL TO TOE CLUB Hear from a panel of IMT Des Moines Marathon athletes who are accomplishing some amazing things. Whether race day will be their 50th marathon or if they are running for a cause. These guest speakers will inspire you and get you ready mentally for race day.

11:15 a.m.
Amanda Krenz and Jackie Schmillen, Local5 and CW Iowa
LOCAL5 FALL & WINTER FASHION SHOW Join Amanda and Jackie for a preview of the hottest new fitness trends featuring designs from Brooks, Saucony, CWX, Craft, Mizuno and Oiselle. Expect the showcasing of modern athletic and active pieces to grace the floors of the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series stage up close and in person.

12:00 p.m.
Zach Bitter, Altra Footwear
RUN BETTER & RUN LONG Zach is an endurance athlete and world-class coach of distance runners of all levels and experience who loves the trials of the journey as much as the results. He will teach you about four points to better running technique and share how you can benefit from nutrition using a high fat diet for endurance. Hear also about his ultra-marathon experiences; including his American Record at 100 Miles and 12 Hour World Record.

2:00 p.m.
Ronald Robb, MyTEAM TRIUMPH
CAPTAINS and ANGELS myTEAM TRIUMPH is 501(c)(3) non-profit athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races.

3:00 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 course, 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.

3:45 p.m.
Amanda Krenz and Jackie Schmillen, Local5 and CW Iowa
LOCAL5 FALL & WINTER FASHION SHOW Join Amanda and Jackie for a preview of the hottest new fitness trends featuring designs from Brooks, Saucony, CWX, Craft, Mizuno and Oiselle. Expect the showcasing of modern athletic and active pieces to grace the floors of the MidAmerican Energy Speaker Series stage up close and in person.

4:30 p.m.
Zach Bitter, Altra Footwear
RUN BETTER & RUN LONG Zach is an endurance athlete and world-class coach of distance runners of all levels and experience who loves the trials of the journey as much as the results. He will teach you about four points to better running technique and share how you can benefit from nutrition using a high fat diet for endurance. Hear also about his ultra-marathon experiences; including his American Record at 100 Miles and 12 Hour World Record.

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 C) is located in the Iowa Events Center. 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

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