Show Info

About the Event

Where and when?

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Saturday March 1st, 2025, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday March 2nd, 2025, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Will there be food carts/stations?

Yes, there will be a café in each hall to purchase a variety of food and beverages.

Will I need ID?

You will not need to provide an ID to attend the show, just your ticket!

Can I speak at the event?

We would love to hear from you, please contact [email protected]

Can I bring a backpack into the show?

Yes, the venue has security scanners so you may be asked to have your bag searched at the entrance. The venue does not offer a cloakroom for coats or bags.

I am an exhibitor and have some questions?

We will release the Exhibitor Manual closer to the time of the show which contains everything you need to know about Exhibiting at our show. If you need to speak to someone please email [email protected] and he will be happy to help.

How do I book a stand/find out about exhibiting?

You can speak directly to our Event Director Craig Hanratty who would be happy to discuss opportunities to get involved in the Show – he can be reached at [email protected].

Do you have a Show Guide?

Yes, our Show Guide is digital and will be available from the homepage of our website in the days leading up to the show.

Do I need to register or pay to see a speaker?

No, all speaker talks and panels are free to attend and are first come, first served.

Competition T&Cs

We run frequent competitions across our social media platforms and events. For full terms and conditions click here: Facebook and Instagram Competition Terms and Conditions

My question isn’t here, I just want to speak to someone.

If you still have a question, please email us at [email protected]

Tickets

When will I get my ticket?

Tickets will be sent out a week before the event, bring your ticket along to the Show either printed or on your mobile.

Which days are my tickets valid for?

All tickets are valid for both days of the weekend, so you can attend the show on either/both days!

Can I buy a VIP ticket?

We have made a decision as a brand not to charge for these tickets, but if you follow us on social media then you might be able to win one for free!

Can I bring the children with me?

Any adult can bring a child under 16 without charge, you can book this ticket when you book your own ticket through See Tickets.

Getting there

How do I book parking for my visit?

Reserve a parking spot via SpotHero.

Where can I stay?

Please check back soon for a list of hotels supporting the event.

Accessibility

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

Donation Point

Sponsored by

Soles4Souls

Visit Booth J23 to donate your old running shoes

Souls4Shoes, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to providing footwear to those in need, has announced its attendance at the Boston Run Show. Souls4Shoes aims to collect old running shoes from attendees and participants, supporting a charitable cause that promotes sustainability and social responsibility.

Souls4Shoes turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.

Through the collaboration with the Boston Run Show, Souls4Shoes aims to raise awareness about the importance of giving back to the community and supporting sustainability efforts in the sports industry. Participants and attendees of the event are encouraged to bring their old running shoes, which will be collected at designated drop-off points throughout the show.

The Cold Plunge

Bring along your swimwear to the Boston Run Show for a cold plunge!

RECOVERY

Heat & cold exposure play a crucial role in injury recovery, tissue repair, and bolstering the immune system against seasonal illnesses. It helps reduce inflammation and speeds up the healing process. Regular heat & cold exposure have been linked to an improved immune response, making the body more resilient to common seasonal illnesses such as colds and flu, reducing their frequency and severity.

ENERGY

Cold plunging is a powerful tool for boosting energy levels and enhancing overall well-being. When exposed to cold, the body releases dopamine, the "feel-good" neurotransmitter, leading to increased alertness and a sense of vitality. Cold exposure encourages deep breathing, which can enhance blood oxygenation, improving cognitive function and energy levels.

New England Trail Running

Sponsored by

Trail Animals Running Club

​TARC is excited to be one of the partners of the show and be involved through leading morning shakeout runs, hosting panel discussions, presenting several engaging workshops on running related topics. You can see their booth as the "New England Trail Running" feature of the expo. Stop by and listen into their trail running sessions!

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Annette Florczak: Foot Care for Trail Runners

Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. | Mindy Randall: The Importance of Recovery in Trail Running

Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. | Douglyss Giuliana: Developing Your Annual Training Plan

Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. | Megan Beck: Reducing Injury Risk on the Trails

Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. |  Vincent Savino: The Plant Based Approach To Heart Health and Wellness

Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. | Carolyn Harper: To Stretch or Not to Stretch

Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. | To be determined

Come on out and be part of the weekend festivities!

Shakeout Runs:

Saturday @ 8:00 a.m. | Charles River Shakeout Run with TARC Outreach

Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. | Charles River Shakeout Run with TARC Outreach

Both runs will meet outside the entrance of the Starbucks at 755 Bolyston Street, and take participants for 3 to 5 miles around the city of Boston and the nearby Charles River.

The pace will be social and "no trail animal left behind" is the club's motto!

Stay up to date with details and learn about future group runs by joining the Trail Animals Running Club Facebook group.

swag with Wahoo Fitness

Hourly Giveaway - we are going to be giving away various swag at our booth PLUS an exciting announcement coming soon...

FLOWSTATE PHYSIOTHERAPY

We will be offering free Runner Injury Screenings and will have swag for those who participate (cold/hot packs and stickers)

We will a have promotional offers to sign up for a full Running Injury Risk Assessment & Gait Analysis for 50% off.

Amazing promotions with UYN

Shoes - 50% off (from 200$ to 100$)

Base layers - 50%off

Tops - 100$ to 50$

Pants - $90 to $45

Socks - 1 pair $5 - 5 pair for $20

Firefly Recovery booth will make you flutter

Our booth will make you flutter – come by Firefly Recovery (E38) to test out the Firefly Recovery device and feel the flutter.

We will be allowing visitors to test out the Firefly Recovery device at our booth.

The Run Rx

The Run Rx are excited to be brining:

Host a raffle for a FREE gait analysis to one lucky winner and everyone who stops by their booth will be emailed a discount code for a gait analysis if they don't win. 

Giving away some FREE Run Rx drawstring bags (great for holding running shoes or all the goodies collected at The Run Show) and selling some comfy post-run lounge swag. 

Lastly they will be offering FREE mini gait analysis with their Runeasi sensor

Giveaways at the Tedy's Team booth

Giveaways inlcude:

  • Bib boards
  • Ice packs
  • Glow in the dark runner wristbands

New Balance will launch a NEW product

New Balance will launch a BRAND NEW product at the Boston Run Show.

Boston Marathon apparel will appear on the Adidas booth

Find the Boston Marathon apparel on the Adidas booth all weekend!

Puma to bring their full line of running shoes

Puma will bring their full line of running shoes for Boston Run Show visitors to disocver.

Puma will be launching an update to their running shoe The Velocity 3, their cushioned training shoe that visitors can try and buy at the expo.

25% off footwear at the Skechers Performance Booth

25% off all technical running and pickleball footwear at the Skechers Performance booth.

Play to win a pair of Skechers Pickleball shoes

Put your counting skills to the test! Stop by the Skechers Performance booth and play for the chance to win a free pair of Skechers Pickleball shoes! One winner will be chosen each day.

Active Odysseys – Claim $100 trip credit and enter to win further $500 credit

Sponsored by

  1. Visit booth D36 to claim your $100 credit towards any future Active Odysseys trip to an international race. 
  2. Enter draws each day to win an additional $500 credit or 4 months of run coaching.
  3. Capture your Boston Run Show memories at the Active Odysseys selfie booth!
  4. Test your “Water Pong” skills to win Active Odysseys swag.

ACTIVE ODYSSEYS is your gateway to iconic international marathon adventures – with coaching included. 

Train. Travel. Triumph.

Where’s YOUR finish line?

Spin the wheel at the Darn Tough booth

Sponsored by

Make sure to swing by the Darn Tough booth for all your socks needs for the upcoming winter and to spin the wheel for your chance to win a free pair of socks, a Darn Tough hat, and other great prizes.

Exclusive show offers with Hyperice

Sponsored by

Hyperice will be hosting an array of exclusive show offers accross the weekend. Enjoy discounts on ranges such as Dynamic Compression, Percussion, Venom, Hyperice X and more.

The Treatment Room

Sponsored by

Join us in the Treatment Room!

At the National Running Center our physical therapists will conduct a 2-hour comprehensive gait evaluation that is covered by most insurances. Our staff are licensed DPTs and have specialized training in evaluating and treating runners of all ages and abilities.

We can also provide a detailed biomechanical analysis using an instrumented treadmill, which provides additional detail to inform an individualized gait retraining program. This is offered for a small one-time fee.

Our services include use of procedures to accelerate healing from tendon, joint or bone injuries. We offer extracorporeal shockwave and other forms of regenerative medicine techniques, including platelet rich plasma.

The running program is evidence-based and informed by research discoveries. In addition to receiving optimal care of a running related injury, injured runners may also have opportunities to participate in research that transforms their care and the care of future injured runners.

About the National Running Center

The National Running Center, located at Spaulding Hospital, and part of Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine, is one of the premier centers in the United States devoted exclusively to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of running injuries in runners of all ages and abilities. Based on the campus of Spaulding Hospital Cambridge and affiliated with Harvard Medical School, the Running Center provides evidence-based clinical care developed informed by overall body of running research.

The scientists at the Center implement motion capture technology, real-time feedback devices and gait retraining expertise to assess and treat each individual client. The SNRC is a national and international training site for post-doctoral and doctoral students, medical residents and fellows, and scientists from many disciplines.

The mission of the National Running Center is to expand the current understanding of running related, musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on treatment and prevention, and to use this understanding to provide our patients with the most effective evidence-based care. Whether you run for fun or have a competitive spirit, our goal is to keep you running!

Sponsored by

Treadmill Tryouts

Head over to Stand E20 and try out award-winning treadmills by Matrix Fitness, the world’s premier equipment brand dedicated to serving fitness enthusiasts at home and in the club.

Gait Analysis Zone

Aetrex, Inc. is widely recognized as the global leader in foot scanning technology, orthotics, and comfort footwear. Aetrex has developed state-of-the-art foot scanning devices designed to accurately measure feet and determine foot type and pressure points. Since 2002, Aetrex has placed over 10,000 scanners worldwide and performed over 40M scans.

Gait analysis can be a powerful way to determine if you have any bad habits that are causing extra strain on your body. It can also be useful for determining what sort of shoes you need to get to correct any poor foot posture

Kids Get Active Zone


My Gym Children's Fitness is thrilled to announce its participation in The Run Show Boston, bringing the excitement of active play and exercise to children in a fun and engaging way. As a company dedicated to promoting children's physical development and personal success, My Gym is renowned for its energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, and music programs. At The Run Show Boston, we're setting up an Active Kid's area where youngsters can immerse themselves in a world of movement and enjoyment. Our unique approach ensures that every child experiences a day filled with dynamic activities, learning exercises, and games that promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Join us at The Run Show Boston for a memorable and active day, where My Gym Children's Fitness will showcase its commitment to fostering the well-being of young minds and bodies.

Strength & Conditioning

The Strength & Conditioning zone will host a variety of fitness sessions throughout the weekend.

Improve your running ability with Michael Silva

1.  Runners' Hips - Keys to success:  Improve running performance and resist injury by learning the key strengthening exercises every runner needs to incorporate.  Weak and immobile hips not only make running harder, but can lead to back, hip, and knee pain.  Come find out what you need to do to open up and supercharge your hips.  Learn strategies you can immediately put to use.

2.  Feet - The Foundation for Running:  Weak & stiff feet and ankles lead to so many ailments and can impede running performance.  Most of us just throw our feet into a sneaker and hope for the best.  Join us to learn how and why you need to show some love to your paws.  Learn strategies you can immediately put to use.

Yoga with Adina Crawford

Adina (DEANIETHEYOGINI) will help you to quiet your mind and evolve your breathing through yoga and stretching. If you’re a runner, you’ll know the importance of regulating your breath and stretching your muscles – so join in and take home some new techniques!

ChiRunning with Danny Dreyer

In this practical session, Danny Dreyer will educate visitors on 5 things every runner should do before their next big event, from technique to breathing to training.

Saturday
10:30 - 11:00amMichael Silva - Runners' Hips
11:15 - 11:45amAdina Crawford - Yoga with Deanietheyogini
12:00 - 12:30pmMichael Silva - Runners' Feet
12:45 - 1:30pmChiRunning - 5 things every runner should do before their next big event
1:45 - 2:15pmMichael Silva - Runners' Feet
2:30 - 3:00pmAdina Crawford - Yoga with Deanietheyogini
3:15 - 3.45pmMichael Silva - Runners' Hips
Sunday
11:15 - 11:45amMichael Silva - Runners' Hips
12:00 - 12:30pmAdina Crawford - Yoga with Deanietheyogini
12:00 - 12:30pmMichael Silva - Runners' Feet
12:45 - 1:30pmChiRunning - 5 things every runner should do before their next big event
1:45 - 2:15pmAdina Crawford - Yoga with Deanietheyogini
2:30 - 3:00pmMichael Silva - Runners' Hips

The Run Clinic

Sponsored by

New to ChiRunning, join us for a Run Show Clinic. Learn the basic components of the Chi Running technique. ChiRunning is designed to improve your running performance while reducing your chance of injury and increasing your energy efficiency. The result is confidence, speed, and distance with less effort. The Boston Run Show has partnered with ChiRunning to host various clinics and workshops to take place at the ChiRunning area within the expo. Each will cover components of ChiRunning to help you move across every finish line.

Our New England team of Certified ChiRunning Instructors will guide you through exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiRunning technique feels like in your body.

The ChiRunning and ChiWalking technique has helped thousands improve their form while reducing/preventing injury and increase energy efficiency. Experience mindful and effortless movement that is easier and more enjoyable while decreasing recovery time. Runners & walkers of all ages and levels have improved their efficiency and performance.

Book your session now: https://chiliving.com/the-run-show-2024/

B.A.A. Locker Room

Sponsored by

Boston Athletic Association

Boston Athletic Association

For 2024 the B.A.A. booth will feature photo ops, the Boston Marathon Trophy, giveaways, a goal setting wall and a space to meet Team B.A.A. and our community partners!

See the B.A.A. on the Marathon and Road Stage:

Saturday January 27th

11:30am – 12:15pm Opportunities for all to run with the B.A.A. - Expansion and inclusion for para and adaptive athletes and more.

Panelists include Joe LeMar, Boston Chapter Lead, Achilles International, Lina Coral, Achilles Athlete, Taylor Barrett, B.A.A. Parathletics Manager and more to be announced. Moderated by B.A.A. Director of Community Engagement, Suzanne Walmsley.

Sunday January 28th

12:30pm – 1:15pm Opportunities for all to run with the B.A.A. -Expansion and inclusion for para athletes. Panelists include Joe Walsh, President & CEO, Adaptive Sports New England, World Record Holder Brian Reynolds, pushrim athlete Maddie Wilson, and Taylor Barrett, B.A.A. Parathletics Manager. Moderated by B.A.A. Director of Community Engagement, Suzanne Walmsley.

The Events Village

Looking for inspiration to help plan your race schedule? You’ll find that and more in the Events Village.

Featuring a compelling cross-section of highly-rated events, the Events Village is the perfect place to jump-start your 2024 racing season and beyond.

Come visit in person with some of the world’s best race organizers, learn more about what makes their events special, and take advantage of offers you’ll only find at The Run Show. All in a relaxed setting of like-minded runners you won’t find anywhere else.

Stop by the Events Village to make 2024 your best racing year yet.

The Run Café

Sponsored by

The Run Café is at the centre of the show and is a great meeting point for visitors to catch up with old friends and new. Come and meet other visitors while you relax, unwind and refuel with our selection of healthy food and drinks available to buy.

Trail and Ultra Stage

Head to the Trail & Ultra Stage for another packed agenda of inspirational speakers covering everything trail and longer distances.

Visitors seeking off-road inspiration on the Saturday should head for the Trail & Ultra stage to hear from running greats including ultra-positive ultrarunner Coree Woltering, Triple Crown record holder Scott Jenkins, 2-time Badwater winner Pete Kostelnick, and 7-times Western States 100 winner, Scott Jurek. 

On the Sunday, Scott Jenkins will return to the Trail & Ultra stage for a Q&A interview to delve further into his achievements and the resilience they require, and Barkley Marathon double finisher, John Kelly, will be closing the show, hot off the back of his return to the UK’s brutal Spine race.

Road & Marathon Stage

Get inspired by listening to some truly impressive runners! Find out what motivates them, hear their stories and join the debate with a range of panel sessions. There’s also the opportunity to meet the speakers after they have spoken in our ‘meet and greet’ area. This is your chance to get an autograph and that all-important selfie!

Speakers

Over two days, you will see a wide range of speakers and celebrities as part of an unmissable programme of live sessions. Full program details will be available in due course.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Want to join the brands below and exhibit at The Boston Run Show?

Product Finder

Accessories

BaklineH30
Firefly RecoveryI42
FlipBeltJ112
INOV8H49
Marathon Printing, Inc.H51
Marathon SportsI20
Tiger Tail USA
WhitePaws RunMittsI62

Apps

I Touch ReliefI48
RunnaH32

Charity

American Cancer SocietyI110
Flutie FoundationJ90
Heroes in TransitionREV2
Organization for Autism ResearchJ56

Clothing

BaklineH30
FlipBeltJ112
INOV8H49
Runur AthleticsE28
UYN - Unleash your natureG30
WhitePaws RunMittsI62

Distributors

Tiger Tail USA

Drinks

Fitness Equipment

Firefly RecoveryI42
Matrix FitnessJ62
Tiger Tail USA

Food

FlavanaturalsI68
JAMBARI40
Levelle NutritionI30

Gels & Creams

Tiger Tail USA

Gyms

Row HouseJ72

Health & Fitness Practitioners

Flowstate PhysiotherapyZ96
Marathon SportsI20
Mass General BrighamG110 & G112
Tiger Tail USA

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American Cancer SocietyI110
Marathon SportsI20

Industry Body

UO Sports Product Management Master's ProgramI112

Kids & Running

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2before Performance NutritionI70
DrankfulH96
FlavanaturalsI68
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Marathon SportsI20
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American Cancer SocietyI110
Max Performance EventsJ54

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Recovery & Injury Prevention

ChiRunningI50
Firefly RecoveryI42
I Touch ReliefI48
NabosoJ30
The healing roseG94
Tiger Tail USA

Retailer

Marathon SportsI20
Matrix FitnessJ62
Tiger Tail USA

Running Club

American Cancer SocietyI110
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Greater Lowell Road RunnersREV12
Marathon SportsI20

Running Coaches

Active OdysseysJ102
American Cancer SocietyI110

Running Communities

American Cancer SocietyI110
ChiRunningI50
Marathon SportsI20

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American Cancer SocietyI110
Clarence DeMar MarathonREV 7
FlipBeltJ112
InnSeason ResortsD62
Marathon SportsI20
Max Performance EventsJ54
Rhode Races & EventsREV7
Sugarloaf MountainG102

Running Memorabilia

Socks

BaklineH30
INOV8H49
Marathon SportsI20
UYN - Unleash your natureG30

Technology

Firefly RecoveryI42
Marathon SportsI20

Trail Running

American Cancer SocietyI110
FlipBeltJ112
INOV8H49
Marathon SportsI20

Trainers & Sports Shoes

HilmaH53
HokaI20
INOV8H49
Marathon SportsI20

Travel & Experience

Active OdysseysJ102
Firefly RecoveryI42
Marathon SportsI20

Ultra Running

American Cancer SocietyI110
FlipBeltJ112
INOV8H49
Marathon SportsI20

Welcome to Run Show USA Boston 2024

Craig Hanratty

Event Director
at Racoon Events Inc.

We are stoked for the Boston Run Show to return to the Hynes Convention Center for its secound year. We are a small team with a huge ambition to represent the best that the running industry has to offer and it is an honour to keep bringing this show to Boston.

The Boston Run Show is for every runner no matter how far or fast you go, it offers interactive experiences, amazing content from our line-up of inspirational speakers and well-known top brands for you to shop.

After launching the show in 2023, we have listened to feedback and worked hard to bring together an even bigger and better weekend with incredible brands offering new products, live action and show offers.

The best way to navigate around the show and find the brands you want is through the Exhibitors link on this Show Guide where you can find an A to Z of all brands. Make sure you check out all the awesome brands at the event, some of which are brought to you by our Official retailer Marathon Sports.

Head over to the Agenda button on the Show Guide to see who is speaking, when and where.

Thank you for coming along to the expo and supporting us, we hope you have a great weekend!

Dr Kaz Williams

Dr Kaz Williams

Dr Kaz Williams, Performance Psychologist, Certified Running Coach, Speaker, Ultra runner.

Kaz is the Head Coach at Mettle, works with athletes on their mental game and delivers expert, interactive and energizing talks making her a favorite speaker with athletes and business leaders.

Kaz also shares lessons from racing ultramarathons and her podium finishes at Tahoe 200, Moab 240 and Tot Dret, Italy. She has also won Ouray 100-mile endurance race in Colorado.

Des Linden

Des Linden

In April of 2018, Des Linden braved headwinds and torrential rain to become the first US women’s champion at the Boston Marathon since 1985. Her win was one for the record books as she bested the field and the worst conditions in race history. In the spring of 2021, Des set the World Record for the 50k, running 2:59:54. In the fall of 2023 Des set the US Master’s Marathon Record, running 2:27:35.

Des, a two-time U.S. Olympic Marathoner, finished 7th at the Rio Olympic Games. She got her start at Hilltop High in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista, California where she earned All-State honors. Linden attended Arizona State University where she was an All-American in both cross country and track. After graduation, she moved to Rochester, Michigan to join the Hansons Brooks Distance Project. She currently trains in Northern Michigan and continues representing Brooks.

In 2011, Linden wowed the marathon world with her near-win at the Boston Marathon. Her runner-up finish, an incredible 2:22:38, set an all-time U.S. record on the Boston course and made her the third-fastest American ever at the time. Linden was named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week for her performance.

In 2015, Des participated in the Boston Marathon which featured a strong international field and the top three US marathoners. She finished as top American and held on for a 4th place finish, less than 45 seconds from the win. In doing so, she bested two former Boston champions, a Berlin and Rotterdam Marathon champion, and the World Junior Record Holder.

In the summer of 2015, Des earned a Silver Medal at the Pan-Am Games in the 10,000. In early 2016 she finished 2nd at the US Olympic Marathon Trials, she followed that up with a runner-up performance at the US Half Marathon Championships before heading to the Rio Games. Other career highlights include earning her spot on the US Olympic Team at the 2012 LondonSummerGames with a runner-up performance at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (2:25:55), a runner-up performance at the 2013 US Half Marathon Champs, 11th at the 2009 Marathon World Championships (2:27:53) and multiple top-five performances at four of the six World Marathon Majors: her Boston runner-up in 2011, a 2nd at the 2010 Chicago Marathon (2:26:20), a 4th at the 2017 Boston Marathon, and 5th place showings at the 2008 Chicago Marathon (2:31:33), 2013 Berlin Marathon (2:29:15) and 2014 NYC Marathon (2:28:11) where she was the top American. Earlier in 2014, she clocked an impressive 2:23:54 in Boston. Most recently, in the fall of 2018, Des won the Rock ’n’ Roll Philly Half in 1:11:49 and finished 6th at the New York City Marathon with a swift 1:12:00 back half. Des returned to the BostonMarathon in 2019 and finished 5th, that fall she led the NYC Marathon field through the half marathon in 1:11:40 and finished as top American in 6th place in the 4th fastest American time in history on the historic five-borough course.

Linden studied psychology at Arizona State University. A self-proclaimed bacon aficionado, her hobbies include reading and writing, collecting assorted whiskeys, drinking Linden X Two Coffee, throwing first pitches at Major League ballgames, relaxing with her dogs Atlas and Boston, listening to good music and outrunning her husband, fellow marathoner, and Kona veteran, Ryan Linden.

Photo Credit: Carrie Cox

Laz Lake

Laz Lake

Lazarus Lake (aka Gary Cantrell) is the man behind the revered and feared Barkley Marathons. Known to many as one of the toughest races on earth, the route involves 5 x 20 miles laps and 66,000 ft of unmarked ascent in and around Frozen Head Park in Tennessee. It has been completed only 18 times by 15 runners since 1989.

Laz is as much of an enigma as his races, which also include the Last Annual Vol State and last-man-standing sufferfest Big’s Backyard Ultra. A serious ultra runner himself, Laz recently finished a 3,365-mile walk across the US and joins us exclusively to chat about what it takes to finish one of his races.

Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts is the unlikely force behind the popular blog and women’s running community,  the Badass Lady Gang (now in nearly 20 cities around the world). The self-proclaimed former President of the “I f*cking hate running club” has helped hundreds of thousands of people run everything from 5Ks to marathons and is a coach to thousands of runners every year.

A force in the body-positive movement, Kelly’s body-positive movement #SportsBraSquad is redefining what strength looks like by helping thousands of women around the world ditch their shirts along with their insecurities.

Kelly has graced the cover of Women’s Running Magazine’s body issue, was named by Women’s Running Magazine as one of 20 Women Who Are Changing the Sport of Running (And the World), was named by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30 is the host and creator of the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast which has been downloaded over 2.5-million times worldwide.

Agenda

Take a look at the inspirational and educational content we've got planned for the show, across our two stages: The Marathon & Road stage, and the Trail & Ultra stage. We've got a full schedule of great speakers all weekend, from famous athletes to everyday people who have done amazing things - what will you watch?

Saturday

Marathon & Road Stage

09:20am - 09:30am

Welcome from our host

Road & Marathon Stage

Kelly Roberts

09:30am - 10:15am

Fireside chat with Hellah Sidibe

Road & Marathon Stage

Hellah Sidibe

10:30am - 11:15am

Run the world! Great ideas for adventures on foot

Road & Marathon Stage

Kelly McLay

Dave McGillivray

Becca Pizzi

11:30am - 12:15pm

Opportunities for all to run with the B.A.A. - Expansion and inclusion for para athletes and more

Road & Marathon Stage

Boston Athletic Association
Boston Athletic Association

12:30pm - 1:00pm

How to prevent and recover from plantar fasciitis

Road & Marathon Stage

Dr Emily Splichal

1:30pm - 2:15pm

Women's Running: Masters, misfits, & menopause

Road & Marathon Stage

Kelly McLay

Molly Sheridan

Nicole Armbrust

2:30pm - 3:00pm

How to power through the wall in training and on race day

Road & Marathon Stage

Denise Sauriol

3:15pm - 3:45pm

YES YOU CAN - The Story of Team Hoyt

Road & Marathon Stage

Russel Hoyt

Team Hoyt

Trail & Ultra Stage

10:05am - 10:15am

Welcome from our hosts

Trail and Ultra Stage

David Hellard

Jody Raynsford

10:15am - 10:45am

Fireside chat with Coree Woltering

Trail and Ultra Stage

Coree Woltering

11:00am - 11:45am

The Power of Community

Trail and Ultra Stage

Patrick Caron

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Making dreams a reality: Taking on and completing the Triple Crown of 200s

Trail and Ultra Stage

Scott Jenkins

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Fireside chat with Pete Kostelnick

Trail and Ultra Stage

Pete Kostelnick

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Crewing for an ultra: Teamwork makes the dream work!

Trail and Ultra Stage

Scott Jenkins

Abby Jenkins

Coree Woltering

3:00pm - 3:30pm

How to motivate yourself after a setback

Trail and Ultra Stage

Hilary JM Topper

3:45pm - 4:30pm

Fireside chat with Scott Jurek

Trail and Ultra Stage

Scott Jurek

Sunday

Marathon & Road Stage

10:20am - 10:30am

Welcome from our host

Road & Marathon Stage

Kelly Roberts

10:30am - 11:15am

Fireside chat with Michael Johnson

Road & Marathon Stage

Michael Johnson

11:45am - 12:15pm

Fireside chat with Tonja Buford-Bailey

Road & Marathon Stage

Tonja Buford-Bailey

Adidas

12:30pm - 1:15pm

Opportunities for all to run with the B.A.A. -Expansion and inclusion for para athletes and more

Road & Marathon Stage

Boston Athletic Association
Boston Athletic Association

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Running myths, misconceptions and misinformation

Road & Marathon Stage

Dr Jason Karp

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Feed what you want to grow

Road & Marathon Stage

David Whelan

3:15pm - 4:00pm

My lifelong quest to be friends with Des Linden

Road & Marathon Stage

Laura Green

Trail & Ultra Stage

11:05am - 11:15am

Welcome from our hosts

Trail and Ultra Stage

David Hellard

Jody Raynsford

11:15am - 12:00pm

Fireside chat with Scott Jenkins

Trail and Ultra Stage

Scott Jenkins

12:15pm - 1:00pm

Fireside chat with Matt Cavanaugh

Trail and Ultra Stage

ML (Matt) Cavanaugh

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Running Past Midnight - ultramarathon secrets for the longer lived athlete

Trail and Ultra Stage

Molly Sheridan

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Fireside chat with John Kelly

Trail and Ultra Stage

John Kelly

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