Are you a high school or college coach who is looking for new coaching techniques to use with your distance runners? RunningWorks is holding their 17th annual Day of Distance Clinic tomorrow, Friday, March 20 at Villanova University from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the Day of Distance, over 100 coaches from the tri-state area will gather to learn and share ideas about distance running. This year's keynote speaker is Olympian Marty Liquori who is also a graduate of Villanova University.

Other presenters will include Steve Dolan, the new director of Track and Field at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mark Kemenosh who specializes in adolescent sports injuries and sports performance, coach Mark Lacianca of Unionville High School and coach Bryan Kovalsky of Ridgewood High School in Connecticut.

Are you new to distance running? Marcus O'Sullivan, former Olympian and founder of RunningWorks will be holding a special session for beginner coaches. O'Sullivan is also the director of track and field at Villanova University.

"The clinic is a great place to share cutting-edge ideas in distance running," said Cricket Batz, one of the directors of RunningWorks and a NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer. "The best part is it is a chance for coaches to interact with each other."

"When Marcus started this in 1999, there really wasn't anything just dedicated to distance running. It is a niche market," she added.

Registration is $100 and includes a free breakfast and lunch. There is still time to register before the event tomorrow.

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