Running Clinics

The Runner’s Edge/Garry Gribble’s Running Sports Clinics – 2016 Schedule

Please note: All clinics are free and open to the public. Come prepared to run for the Better Running Series! They will be held at either the 119th & Quivira or Ward Parkway Mall Garry Gribble’s Running Sports store, 6:30-7:30pm, one Thursday each month. We’ll have a drawing for two $25 Garry Gribble’s gift certificates at each clinic! RSVP at least 1 day in advance to

Date/Place                   Topic
January 28                 “Staying Healthy: The Key to Happy Running”

Stoll Park                  Sports Chiropractor Dr. Toby Scott will guide us through easy-to-follow Prehab exercises to help prevent many common running injuries and to better prepare your body to handle the rigors of training.  Not only can these exercises help to prevent injuries but they can also help you perform at your peak. Simply put, ALL runners need to get stronger to stay healthy!


February 25               “Nutrition Q&A for Runners”                                                      

Ward Parkway           –Nutritionist Sally Berry will solicit your questions up front and address them in this special Q&A presentation. She’ll share sound advice on how to fuel the body for endurance and deal with the confusion surrounding supplements, protein, carbs, and fats as well as how to safely incorporate weight management while training. Bring your questions!


March 31                    “High Reward/Low Risk Running”

Stoll Park                  Coach Eladio Valdez will explain a new and practical way to train for those with busy schedules. By making tweaks to your existing routine, you can safely get more bang for your buck to the make the most of your running.


April 28                      “Runner’s Jeopardy”

Ward Parkway           –Sports Medicine Dr. Michael Khadavi will address a variety of hot topics for runners in this interactive format similar to the game show Jeopardy.


May 19                       “Efficient Running with better Form”

Stoll Park                  –Sports Chiropractor Dr. Robert Sindorf will demonstrate good running form and how to correct common flaws to lower the risk of injury while improving training & race performance.


June 23                      “Kansas City Marathon Kickoff Meeting: How to Train for your Hometown Marathon”

Ward Parkway           –Coach Eladio Valdez will talk about the NEW training guidelines to set yourself up for a positive first time experience or PR on October 15. Half marathon training tips will be addressed as well.


July 21                       “How Bad Do You Want It: Mental Strategies for Peak Performance”

Stoll Park                  –Coach Eladio Valdez will discuss effective ways to be at your best on race day


August 25                   “How to Minimize Injuries”

Stoll Park                  –Physical Therapist Dr. Dan Lorenz will discuss what to do if you get injured, including how to nip injuries in the bud and effective self rehab exercises.


September 29          “Marathon & Half Marathon Race Day Tips”

Ward Parkway           –Coach Eladio Valdez will share how to avoid the most common mistakes in a marathon or half marathon and learn how to set yourself up for a positive and successful race. Get the specifics on how to handle the course and replenish intelligently.

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