Calgary has one of the most active running populations in North America, and matches this statistic with one of the most elaborate and lengthy pathway systems.
Each year, between 55 - 85% of runners suffer an injury that forces them to take time off from running. When you consider a city of over one million people, this equates to a lot of injured runners each year.
When we walk, our bodies absorb approximately 1.5 times our body weight. When we run however, this number balloons to between 4 and 8 times our body weight depending on numerous factors such as body weight, running technique, footwear choices and running surfaces. When you consider that the average runner takes 500 to 600 strides per kilometer, this cumulative impact force reaches staggering numbers. It's a testament to the design of the human body that 100% of runners don't suffer injury 100% of the time.
The Run Smarter initiative has been developed to help runners the world over participate in the activity they enjoy more safely, intelligently and yes...faster.
Each year, Dr. Macdonald and his associates review all of the latest peer-reviewed research from around the world that pertains to running. We boil it down and present this material in a way that's easy to understand, interesting and immediately applicable to your own running.
Join Dr. Dale Macdonald and his group of healthcare
experts as they outline the latest peer reviewed research
from the global running community. You will learn more
about running in 4 hours than you have previously thought
possible. Attendees will leave empowered with the
knowledge to run smarter, faster and with less risk of injury.