2017-07-28 / Community

Runners, learn healthy techniques

A range of health topics for runners, including maximizing performance during running and stress related injuries, will be discussed as part of a Sports Medicine Symposium on Thursday, Aug. 3 in Portland.

Hosted by the medical team for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, the symposium will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Dana Center Auditorium at Maine Medical Center. The free event, which kicks off race weekend, is aimed at runners, medical personnel and anyone interested in running and wellness.

The schedule is:

 5:30 p.m., Maximizing Performance and Safety During Intense Exercise in the Heat

 6:15 p.m., Stress Related Injuries in Endurance Athletes

 6:30 p.m., The Role of EMS in Large Scale Events

 7 p.m., Medical Coverage at the TD Beach to Beacon Road Race

To reserve a spot, contact Chris Troyanos at troyanos@comcast.net. Light snacks will be provided by Maine Medical Center and the event is sponsored by the B2B Medical Team and Maine Medical Center.

“This program is a great way to keep runners informed about health, fitness and running,” Troyanos said. “With heat being a factor for summer races, we thought telling participants how to maximize their performance while being safe is a good topic for all of us.”

Troyanos, the TD Beach to Beacon’s medical coordinator, has also been medical services coordinator for the Boston Athletic Association for the past 28 years, providing medical guidance to the Boston Marathon and many other large road races across the country.

The medical tent at the TD Beach to Beacon brings together physicians, EMTs, nurses and other medical professionals from across the region who volunteer their time to provide top-notch medical care to runners.

The 2017 race beneficiary, Let’s Go!, is a nationally recognized program of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center focused on increasing physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to age 18. Let’s Go! (www.letsgo.org) will receive a $30,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank and further benefit from fundraising and publicity connected to the race.

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