Event is open to coaches and athletes of all levels (no previous certification required). Sign up now to secure a seat with early registration pricing and the option of a meal with the speakers (seating is limited). Participants are eligible for USATF Level 3, NSCA and USA Triathlon CEU credit.
For Distance Runners and Coaches of All Levels and Abilities!
Hear legendary coaches and running experts Joe Vigil, Matt Fitzgerald, Peter Thompson, Vern Gambetta and Sage Rountree speak about training principles, the physiological and mental aspects of running, more effective interval sessions, running nutrition, strength and flexibility and much, much more.
Running Summit participants will be given the opportunity (for an additional charge) to have lunch and/or dinner with the speakers!
Coach Joe Vigil
Dr. Joe Vigil was instrumental in the success of the US's most recent Olympic Marathon Medalists: Deena Kastor (Bronze - Athens 2004) and Meb Keflezighi (Silver 2004). In Cross Country he coached two athletes who both won 8 senior cross country titles Kastor, and Pat Porter. As a collegiate coach Coach Vigil was head coach at Adams State College for nearly 30 years. While at Adams State Vigil led a program that won 19 NAIA Team Championships and produced 87 individual champions and 425 All-Americans. His 1992 team cross country team won with a perfect score of 15 points the only one ever achieved in a collegiate national championship. Vigil was named National Coach of the Year on 14 different occasions. Read More
Matt Fitzgerald is one of the world's most acclaimed endurance sports writers. His numerous awards include the 2011 MIN Award for best opinion/commentary. Most recently, his book Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run was shortlisted for the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. Read More
Coach Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson, who has competed and coached for more than 50 years, has trained athletes who have competed in the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, and the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Track & Field World Championships. He has resourced and applied cutting edge knowledge and technologies to his own and to others' coaching practice. Read More
Vern Gambetta is currently is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He is considered the father of "Functional Sports Training." Vern's coaching experience spans 44 years at all levels of competition in a variety of sports. He has authored over 100 articles and nine books on various aspects of training. Read More
Sage Rountree, PhD, is an internationally recognized authority in yoga for athletes and an endurance sports coach with certifications from USA Triathlon and RRCA. She has authored several books and contributes to Runner's World, Yoga Journal, and USA Triathlon Life. Read More
Get USATF Level 3, NSCA CEU and USAT CEU Credits!
The Running Summit is an official USATF Level 3 Coaching Education Seminar!
Get 1.7 CEU(s), or 17 contact hours for the CSCS & NSCA‐CPT.
Get 10 USAT Continuing Education Credits for attending The Running Summit!
Seating is limited so don't miss your chance to sign-up early and attend the premier distance running clinic of 2013!.
The Navigant Credit Union Running Festival is a well organized Half Marathon, a 5K and a youth run in the Blackstone Valley area of Rhode Island. The Half Marathon offers a beautiful loop through the historical Blackstone Valley. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views along the Blackstone River and Canal. The Half Marathon course offers the very best support to runners with eleven aid stations supplying water, power drinks and gels.
The 5K course will take runners through historical Pawtucket. Starting on Roosevelt St. and then turning on the the historical Walcott St. and then passes by McCoy stadium... home of the Pawtucket Pawsox before returning to downtown Pawtucket.
The Navigant Credit Union Running Festival offers a very fair entry fee. Compare this event to other local half marathons and you will see this Half Marathon offers a great value. There is also plenty of FREE parking near the start and finish area.
All races will start and finish at Pawtucket City Hall on Roosevelt Ave.