Saturday

The Inspiration Stage

 

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Welcome from our host

Rudy Novotny
Rudy Novotny

Race Announcer / MC

The Inspiration Stage

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Fireside chat with...

Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis

Olympic Athlete

The Inspiration Stage

10:45 am - 11:15 am

From the road race to the rat race: 48,000 miles of running around the world

Tony Reed
Tony Reed

CEO, Caribbean Endurance Sport Corp; Executive Director, National Black Marathoners Association

The Inspiration Stage

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Born to adapt: The story and world premiere

Zachary Friedley
Zachary Friedley

Professional adaptive trail running athlete

The Inspiration Stage

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Health, wellness and disease prevention

Aaron Perry
Aaron Perry

World's first insulin dependent African American diabetic to complete Ironman Triathlon. TIME Magazine 50 most influential people in healthcare 2018.

The Inspiration Stage

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

When your best IS ENOUGH

Denise Sauriol
Denise Sauriol

Coach, The Marathon Whisperer

The Inspiration Stage

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch break

The Inspiration Stage

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Running without the devil: How an alcoholic and addict used running to battle his addiction and how you can too

Henry Ward
Henry Ward

Ultrarunner, recovering alcoholic and addict

The Inspiration Stage

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

You can do hard things

The Inspiration Stage

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Panel: Running and women's health

Melanie Mitchell
Melanie Mitchell

Brand Director, Women's Running

Sally McRae
Sally McRae

Professional ultra-mountain runner, recent winner of Badwater 135.

The Mirnavator
The Mirnavator

Ultrarunner. Adventurer. Author

Fitz Koehler
Fitz Koehler

Race announcer, Fitzness, Cancer survivor

Gencie Crowell
Gencie Crowell

Black Girls Run - Chicago Ambassador

The Inspiration Stage

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Every body can do it!

The Mirnavator
The Mirnavator

Ultrarunner. Adventurer. Author

The Inspiration Stage

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Close from our host

Rudy Novotny
Rudy Novotny

Race Announcer / MC

The Inspiration Stage

Running Skills Theater

 

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Welcome from our host

Steve Fleck
Steve Fleck

Professional race announcer and MC

Running Skills Theater

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Applying training and recovery strategies used by Olympic distance runners to your running practice (Presented by GO Sleeves)

Coach Scott Simmons
Coach Scott Simmons

American Distance Project coached over 50 U.S. National Team members and over 50 national champions

Running Skills Theater

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Summer marathon training program - presented by CARA

Running Skills Theater

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Summer marathon training program overview

Tim Bradley
Tim Bradley

Senior Director of Training at CARA

Running Skills Theater

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Mental strategies for your breakthrough race

Cindy Kuzma
Cindy Kuzma

Writer, author, podcaster

Running Skills Theater

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Understanding common marathon running injuries

Running Skills Theater

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch break

Running Skills Theater

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Running, pregnancy and motherhood: My story

Lori McGee Koch
Lori McGee Koch

Head Coach, Chicago Endurance Sports (CES). Mom.

Running Skills Theater

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Another Mother Runner Podcast Party - LIVE! Secrets of running success at any age

Sarah Bowen Shea
Sarah Bowen Shea

Co-Founder, Another Mother Runner

Dimity McDowell
Dimity McDowell

Co-Founder, Another Mother Runner

Jennifer Harrison
Jennifer Harrison

Triathlon coach, paralympian bronze medalist. Another Mother Runner

Elizabeth Waterstraat
Elizabeth Waterstraat

Endurance athlete. Another Mother Runner

Running Skills Theater

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

How to apply for and run a marathon for charity

Christopher Bowles
Christopher Bowles

Director, Development - Endurance - 2021 CEO's Club Member, American Cancer Society

Running Skills Theater

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Workouts to improve your pacing skills

Tim Bradley
Tim Bradley

Senior Director of Training at CARA

Running Skills Theater

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Close from our host

Steve Fleck
Steve Fleck

Professional race announcer and MC

Running Skills Theater

Sunday

The Inspiration Stage

 

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Welcome from our host

Rudy Novotny
Rudy Novotny

Race Announcer / MC

Fitz Koehler
Fitz Koehler

Race announcer, Fitzness, Cancer survivor

The Inspiration Stage

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Backstory of the marathon: From Ancient Greece to modern Chicago

Dean Karnazes
Dean Karnazes

Ultramarathon legend and 10-time finisher of the Badwater Ultramarathon

The Inspiration Stage

10:45 am - 11:15 am

One day at a time. One step at a time.

Alyssa Clark
Alyssa Clark

Ultrarunner, Endurance Adventurer. Guinness World Record holder

The Inspiration Stage

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

From playground to podium

Iwan Thomas
Iwan Thomas

Olympic silver medallist, former European and Commonwealth 400m champion

The Inspiration Stage

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Fireside chat with...

The Inspiration Stage

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch break

The Inspiration Stage

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Running at the mouth, while running for my life

Fitz Koehler
Fitz Koehler

Race announcer, Fitzness, Cancer survivor

The Inspiration Stage

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

An interview with...

Sally McRae
Sally McRae

Professional ultra-mountain runner, recent winner of Badwater 135.

The Inspiration Stage

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Fireside chat with...

Galen Rupp
Galen Rupp

Two-time Olympic medallist and Chicago Marathon winner

The Inspiration Stage

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Close of show announcement

Rudy Novotny
Rudy Novotny

Race Announcer / MC

Fitz Koehler
Fitz Koehler

Race announcer, Fitzness, Cancer survivor

The Inspiration Stage

Running Skills Theater

 

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Welcome from our host

Steve Fleck
Steve Fleck

Professional race announcer and MC

Running Skills Theater

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Running 101 techniques

Alli Felsenthal
Alli Felsenthal

Coach, Founder of RUNWITHALLI

Running Skills Theater

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Workouts to improve your pacing skills

Tim Bradley
Tim Bradley

Senior Director of Training at CARA

Running Skills Theater

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The basics of KT Tape

Ed Terris
Ed Terris

Vice President of Sales, KT Health LLC

Running Skills Theater

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

How to apply for and run a marathon for a charity

Christopher Bowles
Christopher Bowles

Director, Development - Endurance - 2021 CEO's Club Member, American Cancer Society

Running Skills Theater

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Map skills session

Running Skills Theater

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch break

Running Skills Theater

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

The injury before the injury: The most common injuries, why they happen, and how to prevent them

Ryan Caturan
Ryan Caturan

Endurance, Ultra, Ironman - Coach with Chicago Endurance Sports

Running Skills Theater

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

The best runs in America and best cities for running

Mark Lowenstein
Mark Lowenstein

Chief Running Officer - Great Runs

Running Skills Theater

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Close from our host

Steve Fleck
Steve Fleck

Professional race announcer and MC

Running Skills Theater

Saturday

The Inspiration Stage

Running Skills Theater

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Welcome from our host

Rudy Novotny
Rudy Novotny

Race Announcer / MC

The Inspiration Stage

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Fireside chat with...

Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis

Olympic Athlete

The Inspiration Stage

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Welcome from our host

Steve Fleck
Steve Fleck

Professional race announcer and MC

Running Skills Theater

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Applying training and recovery strategies used by Olympic distance runners to your running practice (Presented by GO Sleeves)

Coach Scott Simmons
Coach Scott Simmons

American Distance Project coached over 50 U.S. National Team members and over 50 national champions

Running Skills Theater

10:45 am - 11:15 am

From the road race to the rat race: 48,000 miles of running around the world

Tony Reed
Tony Reed

CEO, Caribbean Endurance Sport Corp; Executive Director, National Black Marathoners Association

The Inspiration Stage

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Summer marathon training program - presented by CARA

Running Skills Theater

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Summer marathon training program overview

Tim Bradley
Tim Bradley

Senior Director of Training at CARA

Running Skills Theater

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Born to adapt: The story and world premiere

Zachary Friedley
Zachary Friedley

Professional adaptive trail running athlete

The Inspiration Stage

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Mental strategies for your breakthrough race

Cindy Kuzma
Cindy Kuzma

Writer, author, podcaster

Running Skills Theater

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Health, wellness and disease prevention

Aaron Perry
Aaron Perry

World's first insulin dependent African American diabetic to complete Ironman Triathlon. TIME Magazine 50 most influential people in healthcare 2018.

The Inspiration Stage

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Understanding common marathon running injuries

Running Skills Theater

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

When your best IS ENOUGH

Denise Sauriol
Denise Sauriol

Coach, The Marathon Whisperer

The Inspiration Stage

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch break

Running Skills Theater

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch break

The Inspiration Stage

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Running, pregnancy and motherhood: My story

Lori McGee Koch
Lori McGee Koch

Head Coach, Chicago Endurance Sports (CES). Mom.

Running Skills Theater

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Running without the devil: How an alcoholic and addict used running to battle his addiction and how you can too

Henry Ward
Henry Ward

Ultrarunner, recovering alcoholic and addict

The Inspiration Stage

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Another Mother Runner Podcast Party - LIVE! Secrets of running success at any age

Sarah Bowen Shea
Sarah Bowen Shea

Co-Founder, Another Mother Runner

Dimity McDowell
Dimity McDowell

Co-Founder, Another Mother Runner

Jennifer Harrison
Jennifer Harrison

Triathlon coach, paralympian bronze medalist. Another Mother Runner

Elizabeth Waterstraat
Elizabeth Waterstraat

Endurance athlete. Another Mother Runner

Running Skills Theater

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

You can do hard things

The Inspiration Stage

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Panel: Running and women's health

Melanie Mitchell
Melanie Mitchell

Brand Director, Women's Running

Sally McRae
Sally McRae

Professional ultra-mountain runner, recent winner of Badwater 135.

The Mirnavator
The Mirnavator

Ultrarunner. Adventurer. Author

Fitz Koehler
Fitz Koehler

Race announcer, Fitzness, Cancer survivor

Gencie Crowell
Gencie Crowell

Black Girls Run - Chicago Ambassador

The Inspiration Stage

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

How to apply for and run a marathon for charity

Christopher Bowles
Christopher Bowles

Director, Development - Endurance - 2021 CEO's Club Member, American Cancer Society

Running Skills Theater

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Every body can do it!

The Mirnavator
The Mirnavator

Ultrarunner. Adventurer. Author

The Inspiration Stage

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Workouts to improve your pacing skills

Tim Bradley
Tim Bradley

Senior Director of Training at CARA

Running Skills Theater

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Close from our host

Rudy Novotny
Rudy Novotny

Race Announcer / MC

The Inspiration Stage

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Close from our host

Steve Fleck
Steve Fleck

Professional race announcer and MC

Running Skills Theater

Sunday

The Inspiration Stage

Running Skills Theater

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Welcome from our host

Rudy Novotny
Rudy Novotny

Race Announcer / MC

Fitz Koehler
Fitz Koehler

Race announcer, Fitzness, Cancer survivor

The Inspiration Stage

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Backstory of the marathon: From Ancient Greece to modern Chicago

Dean Karnazes
Dean Karnazes

Ultramarathon legend and 10-time finisher of the Badwater Ultramarathon

The Inspiration Stage

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Welcome from our host

Steve Fleck
Steve Fleck

Professional race announcer and MC

Running Skills Theater

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Running 101 techniques

Alli Felsenthal
Alli Felsenthal

Coach, Founder of RUNWITHALLI

Running Skills Theater

10:45 am - 11:15 am

One day at a time. One step at a time.

Alyssa Clark
Alyssa Clark

Ultrarunner, Endurance Adventurer. Guinness World Record holder

The Inspiration Stage

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Workouts to improve your pacing skills

Tim Bradley
Tim Bradley

Senior Director of Training at CARA

Running Skills Theater

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

From playground to podium

Iwan Thomas
Iwan Thomas

Olympic silver medallist, former European and Commonwealth 400m champion

The Inspiration Stage

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The basics of KT Tape

Ed Terris
Ed Terris

Vice President of Sales, KT Health LLC

Running Skills Theater

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Fireside chat with...

The Inspiration Stage

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

How to apply for and run a marathon for a charity

Christopher Bowles
Christopher Bowles

Director, Development - Endurance - 2021 CEO's Club Member, American Cancer Society

Running Skills Theater

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch break

The Inspiration Stage

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Map skills session

Running Skills Theater

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch break

Running Skills Theater

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Running at the mouth, while running for my life

Fitz Koehler
Fitz Koehler

Race announcer, Fitzness, Cancer survivor

The Inspiration Stage

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

An interview with...

Sally McRae
Sally McRae

Professional ultra-mountain runner, recent winner of Badwater 135.

The Inspiration Stage

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

The injury before the injury: The most common injuries, why they happen, and how to prevent them

Ryan Caturan
Ryan Caturan

Endurance, Ultra, Ironman - Coach with Chicago Endurance Sports

Running Skills Theater

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

The best runs in America and best cities for running

Mark Lowenstein
Mark Lowenstein

Chief Running Officer - Great Runs

Running Skills Theater

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Close from our host

Steve Fleck
Steve Fleck

Professional race announcer and MC

Running Skills Theater

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Fireside chat with...

Galen Rupp
Galen Rupp

Two-time Olympic medallist and Chicago Marathon winner

The Inspiration Stage

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Close of show announcement

Rudy Novotny
Rudy Novotny

Race Announcer / MC

Fitz Koehler
Fitz Koehler

Race announcer, Fitzness, Cancer survivor

The Inspiration Stage

* please note the agenda is subject to change, however we will only change it if we can't avoid it.