CLINICS & WORKSHOPS
Clinics, workshops and workouts that help you hone technique, improve performance, avoid injury and more
RACE-MANIA clinics, workshops and workouts are designed to provide hands-on guidance and instruction with a favorable athlete to instructor ratio to maximize the learning opportunity for athletes. Class sizes are limited so registration is required for each clinic or workshop you wish to participate in.
The clinics and workshops below require a fee to attend, but you can SAVE $10 on any of them and unlock other great benefits when you first register for the RACE-MANIA All Day Pass.
- SwimSmooth Swim Clinic
- Advanced Freestyle: Maximizing the Speed Equation
- Chi Running Clinic (Level I and II)
- Developing a Half Marathon/Marathon Training Program: A Workshop with Bill Pierce
- Assembling an Effective Fueling Program: Tips for Sports Nutrition On-the-Run w/ Nancy Clark
- Yoga for Athletes with elite runner and yoga teacher Amanda Nurse
Admission to the clinics and workshops below is free IF you register for the ALL DAY PASS. Because participation is limited, you must register for any of the sessions below to reserve your spot.
- How to Prepare for your First (or Next) Triathlon: A Guide for Women with Meredith Atwood
- Overcoming Your Fear of Swimming (with option for private or semi-private lesson)
- Preparing for your Best Boston Marathon
- SwimRun: Everything You Need to Know about the Newest Multisport Craze
More to come!
SwimSmooth Swim Clinic
This is a 3-hour SwimSmooth clinic led by certified SwimSmooth coach Peter Russo that includes swimming in the BU Fit Rec pool (with video taping of your stroke), classroom-based instruction and additional drill time in the pool. This clinic is ideal for swimmers of all levels including triathletes and swimmers who race freestyle in the open water or pool. Swim Smooth is the world’s leading swimming coaching company, offering swimmers of all levels practical straightforward steps help you improve your swimming.
Price: $175 until 1/18/18 (then $185 to 2/28/18 and $195 thereafter); Duration: 3 hours; Times offered: Saturday, 3/24/18 (the day before RACE-MANIA): 7am-10am and 12pm-3pm and Sunday, 3/25/18: 7am-10am).
Advanced Freestyle: Maximizing the Speed Equation
This pool-based clinic is geared toward average to above average swimmers who are looking to get faster in the pool and in open water. This clinic will be led by Sue Sotir, a member of the coaching staff at Breakthrough Performance Coaching (BPC), who will evaluate the swim stroke of each clinic participant and then identify technique refinements designed to help you get more out of each stroke your take.
Price: $45; Duration: 90 minutes; Times offered: 8:00am-9:30am, 10:30am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:30pm.
ChiRunning combines the inner focus and flow of Tai Chi with the power and energy of running to create a revolutionary running form and philosophy that takes the pounding, pain and potential damage out of the sport of running. Choose from ChiRunning Level I or Level II clinic options.
Price: $55 until 3/9/18 and $65 thereafter; Duration: 2 hours; Times offered: 10:30am-12:30pm (Level I) and 2:00pm-4:00pm (Level II).
Developing a Half Marathon/Marathon Training Program: A Workshop with Bill Pierce
This workshop will get you ready for your next half marathon or marathon with assistance from Runner’s World magazine “supercoach” Dr. Bill Pierce. Ideal for any runner preparing for a half marathon or marathon regardless of experience, each attendee will leave the workshop with a 16-week training program with exact distances and paces for each run workout that has helped thousands of runners achieve PRs and qualify for Boston.
Price: $45; Duration: 90 minutes; Times offered: 8:00am-9:30am and 2:00pm-3:30pm.
How to Prepare for your First (or Next) Triathlon: A Guide for Women (with Meredith Atwood)
A step-by-step interactive seminar for how to get to the finish line of your first (or next) triathlon. From goal setting to training to race day, this fun and hilarious presentation by Meredith Atwood (“Swim Bike Mom”) will have you laughing and excited for your season AND your finish line.
Overcoming Your Fear of Swimming
Everyone has fear about something but when your fear keeps you from enjoying everything you’re working to achieve, it’s time to confront that fear. Learn how to recognize and address fears you have about pool or open water swimming and how to work past the fear to free yourself and excel in the water. In this 50 minute classroom-based workshop led by USA Swimming certified coach and founder of Winning Swimming, Carolanne Caron, attendees will learn:
- How to identify what’s behind your fear of swimming
- Coping techniques to move past the fear
- How to make your mind work for you instead of against you
PLUS, attendees have the option of signing up for a private, 1-on-1 lesson with Coach Caron or a semi-private (2 people) lesson. These lessons are 30 minutes.
Workshop Price: Free with the All Day Pass brought to you by Winning Swimming; Workshop Duration: 50 minutes; Time Offered: 8:00am-8:50am; 30-minute private and semi-private lessons will be offered throughout the day. Click the Register Now button below for timing and cost.
Yoga for Athletes
Join elite runner and yoga instructor Amanda Nurst for this all-levels yoga class geared towards increasing an athletes’ strength, flexibility, balance, agility and endurance through basic postures and breathing techniques. Whether this is your first yoga class or you’re a seasoned yogi, this class will promise to leave you feeling restored and empowered to tackle your next training run or competition.
Price: $25; Duration: 60 minutes; Time Offered: 9:00am.
Assembling an Effective Fueling Program: Tips for Sports Nutrition On-the-Run from Nancy Clark
With hit or miss meals, eating on the run, and workouts that interfere with standard meal times, many athletes struggle with eating the proverbial “well balanced diet.” This workshop will focus on how to eat to reach your athletic goals. Presented by expert sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, attendees will learn thow organize their eating to give their bodies what it needs, despite a busy lifestyle. The information will help you get more out of your workouts. And as you know… you can only compete at your best if you can train at at your best and you can only train at your best, if, on a daily basis, you fuel at your best. Come with your questions and leave with the answers!
Price: $35; Duration: 90 minutes; Time Offered: 8:00am.
SwimRun: Everything You Need to Know about the Newest Multisport Craze
Ready for your next multisport endurance challenge? SwimRun is the fastest growing endurance sport today and may be it! Attend this free information session presented by IGNITE SwimRun race series owner and race director, Jay Peluso and learn how the race works, what it takes to compete (or complete), the equipment you’ll need, how to choose the perfect partner and more.
Preparing for your Best Boston Marathon
A “must attend” for anyone preparing to run in the 2018 Boston Marathon, this information session presented by Ian Nurse, 9x Boston Marathoner, BAA member and chiropractor for the the John Hancock Invited Elite Runners of the Boston Marathon, will give you the info you need to have a successful Boston Marathon race experience an in depth course break down, race week logistics, proper carbo-loading and more.
Marathon Physical Therapy Fitness & Wellness & Studio
Marathon Physical Therapy’s sole purpose is to provide exceptional, progressive and cost-effective fitness, wellness, athletic training, and outpatient rehabilitation through personalized care that emphasizes patient education and prevention of future injury. Marathon PT truly exists to be “Keeping you well throughout the race of life”, whether that “race” is keeping up with your grandchildren, hiking Mount Washington, or competing in your first or 101st triathlon.
The Marathon Physical Therapy Fitness and Wellness Studio returns to RACE-MANIA and will offer attendees a variety of classes and assessments to choose from. Stay tuned!
Link to register coming soon.