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Race Prep Series

Mar 19 - May 14, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
Midland, MI

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

Registration is required. Please call MidMichigan Health Line to register at (989) 837-9090 or (800) 999-3199.

Fees & Payment

The charge for this series is $35 per person (includes shirt). A billing statement will be mailed approximately two weeks after registration and can be paid for via check, debit or credit card. Payment can also be made at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland patient accounting. Facilitators do not take money at the program.


The 2014 Race Prep Series, sponsored by MidMichigan Health and the Midland Community Center, is designed to help community members prepare for the upcoming Dow RunWalk 5K or 10K or the Great Lakes Bay Marathons.

Join MidMichigan health care experts and receive the information and support you need to successfully complete your first race if you’re a novice, or improve your performance if you are an experienced runner. Participants will learn mental and physical aspects of training; how to prevent injury; proper stretching techniques; the right shoes to wear; how to protect your hips and knees; maintaining the proper running form; and the proper fuel for the run or walk.

Each session will begin at 6 p.m., and last for approximately an hour and a half. The sessions will include a combination of classroom instruction and walking or running time. Please wear comfortable clothing and running shoes.

New this year: If you have a group of six or more community members or business partners who are training together for the Great Lakes Bay Marathons, experts from MidMichigan WellSport can come to you to discuss a race preparation topic. Simply fill out a Speaker’s Bureau form at

Week 1* March 19 Getting Physically Fit and Intro to the Program Paul Berg, M.D., Family Medicine Physician H1221 & H1224
Week 2* March 26 Gearing Up Shoes, Clothes & Running Gear Sabrina Buchalski, M.S.P.T., O.M.P.T., & Karen Beougher, O.M.P.T., O.C.S H1221 & H1224
Week 3 April 2 Spring Break Scavenger Hunt Run for Spring Breakers in town Race Prep Series Staff H1221 & H1224
Week 4 April 9 Fueling Up Nutrition, Hydration & Supplements Sherry Elford, R.D. H1221 & H1224
Week 5 April 16 Preventing Injury, Race registration discount day J.T. Pinney, M.D., Director of WellSport H1221 & H1224
Week 6 April 23 Protecting Your Hips & Knees (Shirt Day) Sabrina Buchalski, M.S.P.T., O.M.P.T. H1221 & H1224
Week 7 April 30 Preparing Your Body, Mind & Spirit Michael Mischley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist H1221 & H1224
Week 8 May 7 Listening to Your Body: Overtraining Matt Taylor, M.D., Sports Medicine Physician Midland Community Center, Curling Center
Week 9 May 14 Developing Race Strategy & Etiquette Race Prep Series Staff Midland Community Center, Curling Center

* Registration for gait analysis takes place in week one, gait analysis appointments will take place in week two.

Schedule & Location


This event includes all of the 9 meeting times below.
Date Time Location
1. Wed, March 19 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
2. Wed, March 26 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
3. Wed, April 02 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
4. Wed, April 09 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
5. Wed, April 16 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
6. Wed, April 23 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
7. Wed, April 30 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
8. Wed, May 07 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
9. Wed, May 14 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland

Location Details

  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
    4000 Wellness Drive
    Midland, MI 48670

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