Run Burnaby Now

BC athletics members receive 10% discount on registering for this event. Promotional Code under the Member Login area of the BC Athletics website.

Your one-stop event to kick-start a terrific year of running and walking to stay active, stay healthy and be your best. It's one part learning symposium and one part FunRun Event.

Learn from world class experts who will present all the latest information and research on running and walking. Test new shoes while you run or walk the picturesque trails at Burnaby Lake. Use the day to prepare for an active year in 2014.

Cost: $20 (does not include lunch).

Where: Fortius Sport & Health – 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby

When: March 8th, 2014

More information and to register: (events tab)

Our World Class Speakers:

Dr. Jack Taunton MSc MD – Sports Medicine Dip Professor UBC and Medical Director Fortius Sport &Health

Dr. Christopher L. MacLean, Ph.D.– Director, Applied Biomechanics & The Lab @ Fortius

Dr. Jason Crookham DO CCFP CAQ Sports Medicine – Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician

Ashley Charlebois M.Sc., CSEP-CEP – Registered Dietitian at Fortius Sport & Health

David Cox, PhD., R. Psych.Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, and one of Canada's leading sport psychologists

Phil Moore, B.A/B.P.H.E – Author of The Shoe Update, Co-Author of Pro-Care/ Dynamix Shoe Training Manual for Shoe Fitters, Footwear consultant and lecturer to Podiatric and sport and shoe manufacturers

Lynn KanukaResident Olympian and SportMedBC’s RunWalk Coach

Cody Low, BHK, CSCS, NCCP Level 3 track & Field Coach, NCCP Level Olympic Lifting – Strength & Conditioning Coach at Fortius Sport & Health and former Varsity Sprint Coach at University of British Columbia

Workshop Topics:

Running/ Walking Analysis by Dr. Christopher MacLean – Presented by Brooks

Dr. Christopher MacLean presents the latest information on biomechanical aspects of distance running. See how state-of-the-art force platforms and video analyses shed light on your running dynamics.

Fueling for Optimal Health and Performance by Ashley Charlebois – Presented by Pharmasave

Ashley will discuss practical strategies on how to meet energy and nutrient needs to optimally fuel for walking and running.

Psychological Preparation for Race Day by Dr. Jack Taunton – Presented by Mizuno

Will help you with those race-day jitters and how to push through the mental barriers associated with running and walking.

Minimalist Footwear Study by Dr. Jack Taunton – Presented by Nike

Dr. Taunton shares with you his latest studies for Nike Global Research. These studies appeared in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Runners World, and the New York Times.

Why We Run by Dr. Jason Crookham – Presented by SportMed Retail

Benefits of Exercise for health, happiness and disease prevention. Risks of low fitness, sedentary time and long commutes.

A Scientific Look at Footwear from a Maximalism to Minimalism by Phil Moore – Presented by New Balance

Phil Moore will take you through and simplify the complex world of athletic footwear.

Life After 10km by Lynn Kanuka – Presented by SportMedBC

Explore your options including the lure of the half marathon and what your training might look like to safely and comfortably complete the longer distance. This Olympic runner shares her expertise and success on running faster.

Cross Training in the Gym for Runners and Walkers by Cody Low – Presented by Asics

Find out how you can get stronger, avoid injuries, and get better results by spending quality time in the gym.

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