PORTLAND, Maine ( July 18, 2016 ) – A range of health topics for runners, including heat stroke, hydration options and allergies, will be discussed as part of a Sports Medicine Symposium in Portland on Thursday, Aug. 4.
Hosted by the medical team for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race , the symposium will take place from 5-8 p.m. in the Dana Center Auditorium at Maine Medical Center. The free event, which kicks off race weekend, is geared for runners, medical personnel and anyone interested in wellness.
Speakers include Yuri Hosokawa , MAT, ATC, LAT, who will discuss “The Tale of Two Heat Strokes”;William Adams , PhD, ATC, who will discuss “Fluid Needs for Today’s Athletes”; Marguerite Pennoyer , MD, whose topic is “Could You Be Allergic to Running?” and Chris Troyanos , ATC, who will talk about the medical program at the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 6 in nearby Cape Elizabeth.
To reserve a spot, contact Chris Troyanos at firstname.lastname@example.org . Light snacks will be provided complements of MMC and the event is sponsored by the B2B Medical Team and Maine Medical Center.
“This program is a great way to keep everyone in the loop about health and fitness and running,” Troyanos said. “With heat being a factor for summer races, we thought heat stroke and fluids would be good topics for all of us.”
Troyanos, the TD Beach to Beacon’s medical coordinator, has also served as Medical Services Coordinator for the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) for the past 27 years, providing medical guidance to the Boston Marathon and many other large road races across the country.
The medical tent at the TD Beach to Beacon brings together physicians, EMTs, nurses and other medical professionals from across the region who volunteer their time to provide top-notch medical care to runners.
The TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, a celebration of health, fitness and giving back, was founded by Maine native Joan Benoit Samuelson, winner of the first women’s Olympic Marathon gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The event attracts a large contingent of world-class athletes in the U.S. and around the world as well as top runners in Maine and New England. In 2015, a record-setting 6,602 runners from 15 countries, 41 states and more than 265 Maine cities and towns finished the winding, rolling, often breathtaking 6.2-mile coastal course.
The 2016 race beneficiary is My Place Teen Center (MPTC), a free, year-round, after-school youth development program for kids in Greater Portland, which receives a $30,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. TD Bank has now donated $570,000 to Maine charities over the history of the race.The TD Beach to Beacon is directed by Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports , who also serves as race director of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon. For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, and find the TD Beach to Beacon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.