PORTLAND — The medical team for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race is conducting a Sports Medicine Symposium on Thursday, July 31, aimed at runners, medical personal and anyone interested in wellness.

The free symposium, which helps kick off race weekend, will take place at the Dana Center Auditorium at Maine Medical Center from 5 to 8 p.m. The event open to the public.

Speakers include TD Beach to Beacon Race Director Dave McGillivray, who was recently diagnosed with coronary heart disease and will talk “Heart to Heart” about how the experience changed his life and also provide advice to others.

Kate Anagnostis, a licensed massage therapist who was part of the massage team at the Athens Olympics, will discuss the benefits of deep-tissue massage for athletes at all levels, including recreational runners.

Jeffrey Brown, M.D., will speak on “Crisis Management in Race Medicine.” Outside of his private practice, Dr. Brown is the psychologist for the Boston Marathon medical team and is on Runner’s World magazine’s scientific advisory board.

Michael Baumann, M.D., will present a program on “Preparation is Key – The B2B Medical Tent-What to Expect.”

To reserve a spot, contact Chris Troyanos at [email protected] Light snacks will be provided.

The Aug. 2 TD Beach to Beacon marks the 17th year for one of the country’s iconic road races. In 2013, a record-setting 6,244 runners  from 16 countries, 39 states and more than 250 Maine cities and towns finished the scenic 6.2-mile course.

For more information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, call the race hotline at 888-480-6940 or find the race at facebook.com/tdbankbeachtobeacon10k and twitter.com/beach2beacon10k.


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