Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 runDisney Health and Welness Expo Map and Schedule of Events

Going to the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo offers runners and fans an amazing selection of merchandise and fitness tips. There are 4 days full of shopping for your athletic needs and getting the opportunity to get advice and ask questions from fitness and health professionals.

The expo is located inside of the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Jostens Center and outside of the Champion Stadium. Click here for the  2015 runDisney official marathon weekend guide.

Make sure you find time to check out a few of the speakers at the 2015 runDisney Health and Fitness expo. Where else can you hear advice from Jeff Galloway, Bart Yasso and Hollywood star Sean Astin just to name a few!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - Expo Hours 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.
Jeff Galloway, Official runDisney Training Consultant
Once you make it to the finish line, you’ll have some celebrating to do! Jeff Galloway’s training programs have helped thousands of runners – and his tips will ensure you can enjoy your Disney vacation injury-free and with energy to spare.
Noon
Sport Science for Runners presented by Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Join Florida Hospital Celebration Health’s Athletic Performance Assessment expert to learn the latest on how specific nutrients affect training, metabolism and recovery. Learn about personalized fueling and hydration strategies by Rikki Keen, Sports Dietitian/ Exercise Physiologist. Come ready to talk about sweat, optimal fat burning, meal timing and more!
1:00 p.m.
Dopey Challenge Strategy Panel
If you’re running the Dopey Challenge, this is a session you would be Dopey to miss. Come get tips from our professional Dopey Challenge panel including our runDisney nutritionist, seasoned runner Bart Yasso, as well as running coach Jenny Hadfield.
2:00 p.m.
Fashion Show & Sports Bra Science 101 presented by Champion®
Check out the latest product technology and innovation at the Champion Athleticwear Fashion Show featuring the NEW Spring 2015 Collections. LaJean Lawson, PhD - global sports bra guru will show you how to select the right bra for your body type and take you on a tour of the high-performance Champion® Athleticwear line.
3:00 p.m.
How to Get The Most From Your Marathon Experience presented by Cigna®
Want to know what to expect on the course? How to prepare yourself – nutritionally, emotionally, physically for your big weekend? Come hear from experts and skilled marathoners what best practices they have learned from years of running at the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend – and how you can benefit from their knowledge! Tips, tricks, and pointers on what not to miss for your big race!
4:00 p.m.
Don’t Make Dopey Mistakes presented by Clif Bar
We want you to make your way to the finish line Happy – not Sleepy, Grumpy or Bashful. The Clif Bar Pace Team will help you get there by sharing some Dopey pacing mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
5:00 p.m.
Dopey Challenge Information For Runners and Spectators runDisney Panel
Whether you’re running or cheering, our panel of experts will tell you everything you need to know about the Dopey Challenge. We’ve lined up the race director, course director and spectator experts to share all the important details and they’ll also take some time to answer questions from the crowd in an interactive Q&A session.
6:00 p.m.
One Step at a Time Sean Astin, Dave McGillivray, & John Bingham
Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray, actor Sean Astin, and ambassador of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society John Bingham have some serious miles under their belt. Join them as they share their inspirational stories and take away some extra motivation to help you cross the finish line.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - Expo Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.
Fashion Show & Sports Bra Science 101 presented by Champion®
Check out the latest product technology and innovation at the Champion Athleticwear Fashion Show featuring the NEW Spring 2015 Collections. LaJean Lawson, PhD - global sports bra guru will show you how to select the right bra for your body type and take you on a tour of the high-performance Champion® Athleticwear line.
Noon
Tips and Tricks to Prepare for Race Day
Join runDisney nutritionist Tara Gidus, running coach Jenny Hadfield, and Leslie Kay the creator of Disney Bound as they discuss topics like what to wear, how to refuel, and race strategy, this session will prepare you for your best race day yet!
1:00 p.m.
Come on get ‘Appy! presented by Cigna®
How can the newest digital engagement tools improve your running? Join Cigna in a discussion on the latest mobile innovations/apps, wearable devices, and gamification are being used to help runners and ‘walkers’ alike to take charge of their health and wellness, stay motivated and reach their goals! Be sure to bring your questions and your favorite technology to discuss with the crowd.
2:00 p.m.
One Step at a Time Sean Astin, Dave McGillivray, & John Bingham
Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray, actor Sean Astin, and ambassador of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and columnist John Bingham have some serious miles under their belt. Join them as they share their inspirational stories and take away some extra motivation to help you cross the finish line.
3:00 p.m.
Information For Runners and Spectators runDisney Panel 
Whether you’re running or cheering, our panel of experts will tell you everything you need to know about the Half Marathon and Marathon Courses. We’ve lined up the race director, course director and spectator experts to share out all the important details; they’ll also take some time to answer questions from the crowd in an interactive Q&A session.
4:00 p.m.
Sport Science for Runners presented by Florida Hospital Celebration Health 
Join Florida Hospital Celebration Health’s Athletic Performance Assessment expert to learn the latest on how specific nutrients affect training, metabolism and recovery. Learn about personalized fueling and hydration strategies by Rikki Keen, Sports Dietitian/Exercise Physiologist. Come ready to talk about sweat, optimal fat burning, meal timing and more!
5:00 p.m.
Don’t Make Dopey Mistakes presented by Clif Bar
We want you to make your way to the finish line Happy – not Sleepy, Grumpy or Bashful. The Clif Bar Pace Team will help you get there by sharing some Dopey pacing mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
6:00 p.m.
Stay Strong to the Finish Jeff Galloway, Official runDisney Training Consultant
Once you make it to the finish line, you’ll have some celebrating to do! Jeff Galloway’s training programs have helped thousands of runners – and his tips will ensure you can enjoy your Disney vacation injury-free and with energy to spare.

Friday, January 9, 2015 - Expo Hours 9:00am – 7:00pm
10:00 a.m.
Motivation and Inspiration – How To Keep Yours Going presented by Cigna®
Join this session to hear motivating and inspiring stories from Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, Tom Davis and Travis Wood. Tom and Travis will share their stories of overcoming incredible difficulties and life threatening injuries to what motivates them to keep participating in – and winning – marathons across the country.
11:00 a.m.
Tips from the World Marathon Major Race Directors
Join six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, B.A.A. Boston Marathon, London, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon as they share their passion for running. Make sure you bring your questions!
Noon
Fashion Show & Sports Bra Science 101 presented by Champion®
Check out the latest product technology and innovation at the Champion Athleticwear Fashion Show featuring the NEW Spring 2015 Collections. LaJean Lawson, PhD - global sports bra guru will show you how to select the right bra for your body type and take you on a tour of the high-performance Champion® Athleticwear line.
1:00 p.m.
Information For Runners and Spectators runDisney Panel
Whether you’re running or cheering, our panel of experts will tell you everything you need to know about the Half Marathon and Marathon Courses. We’ve lined up the race director, course director and spectator experts to share out all the important details; they’ll also take some time to answer questions from the crowd in an interactive Q&A session.
2:00 p.m.
Runner’s World Challenge Strategy Session- Bart Yasso, Warren Greene, and Budd Coates
Runner’s World and runDisney have teamed up to put together some helpful tips to make your race day Magical! Covering topics such as what to wear, how to refuel and race strategy, this session will prepare you for your best race day yet!
3:00 p.m.
One Step at a Time - Sean Astin and Dave McGillivray
Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray and actor Sean Astin have some serious miles under their belt. Join them as they share their inspirational stories and take away some extra motivation to help you cross the finish line.
4:00 p.m.
Stay Strong to the Finish - Jeff Galloway, Official runDisney Training Consultant 
Once you make it to the finish line, you’ll have some celebrating to do! Jeff Galloway’s training programs have helped thousands of runners – and his tips will ensure you can enjoy your Disney vacation injury-free and with energy to spare.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - Expo Hours 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.
Good Sense Pain Prevention and Management for Runners - presented by GoodSense
Fitz Koehler, M.S.E.S.S - Fitzness Expert of Fitzness.com
IT Band Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis and Shin Splints. Oh my! Runners sure do know a lot of funny words for pain. Fortunately, most of it can be prevented or treated fairly easily with a proper strength training and stretching plan. Fitz will teach you preventative exercises to include in your workouts as well as demonstrate a variety of methods and tools to help you deal with pain once it’s reared its ugly head.
Noon
Fashion Show & Sports Bra Science 101 presented by Champion®
Check out the latest product technology and innovation at the Champion Athleticwear Fashion Show featuring the NEW Spring 2015 Collections. LaJean Lawson, PhD - global sports bra guru will show you how to select the right bra for your body type and take you on a tour of the high-performance Champion® Athleticwear line.
1:00 p.m.
Information For Runners and Spectators - runDisney Panel
Whether you’re running or cheering, our panel of experts will tell you everything you need to know about the Half Marathon and Marathon Courses. We’ve lined up the race director, course director and spectator experts to share out all the important details; they’ll also take some time to answer questions from the crowd in an interactive Q&A session.
2:00 p.m.
One Step at a Time - Sean Astin, Dave McGillivray, & John Bingham
Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray, actor Sean Astin, and ambassador of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and columnist John Bingham have some serious miles under their belt. Join them as they share their inspirational stories and take away some extra motivation to help you cross the finish line.
3:00 p.m.
Tips and Tricks to Prepare for Race Day
Join runDisney nutritionist Tara Gidus, running coach Jenny Hadfield, Runner’s World Editor Warren Greene, and Leslie Kay the creator of Disney Bound as they discuss topics like what to wear, how to refuel, and race strategy, this session will prepare you for your best race day yet!

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