Healthy Running covers advanced running form, strength training, range of motion, aerobic development, motor skill development, injury assessment and treatment, and running shoe prescription. Content is evidence based with numerous case scenarios and hands-on analysis to apply concepts learned.

Chairmen Mark Cucuzzella, MD and Jay Dicharry MPT, SCS. Director Ian Adamson, MS, BS.

Registration Fees

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Coaches, trainers, instructors

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Students, DoD and DoD affiliates

Course Information

COURSE TIMES: Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

CHAIRMEN: Mark Cucuzzella, MD, Jay Dicharry MPT, SCS

DIRECTOR: Ian Adamson, MS, BS

TEXTBOOK (provided): Anatomy for Runners by Jay Dicharry

REFERENCE APPSMuscle System Pro III, Apple App Store; Skeletal System Pro III, Apple App Store

ATTIRE: Running apparel and shoes. Weather is mild to hot and sunny in June in Boulder. Temperatures range for high 50s early morning to high 80s in the afternoon.

Program Details

Healthy Running for medical and fitness professionals focuses on the energetics of running, injury evaluation and treatment. Content is evidence based with numerous case scenarios and hands-on analysis to apply concepts learned.

Saturday sessions includes the anthropologic basis of running, aerobic development, recovery principals and practice, overtraining syndrome, coordination and peaking, nutrition for health and performance, warm up and cool down.

The role of footwear on runners is examined, including the evolution of running shoes, design, technology and the relationship to injury.

The afternoon workshop addresses strength training, range of motion/mobility and motor function.

Day two examines the injured runner, the triad of running injuries, tissue specificity, anatomy, biomechanics and clinical evaluation of mobility and strength.

The afternoon workshop assesses running from a clinical perspective, prescription of strength, mobility, and gait cues based on specific findings. Stability, core work, mobility and stretching principles area addressed.

The course ends with medical issues for runners, including heat illness, physiology, and treatment. Newton Running Coaches completing this course are eligible to receive the Newton Running Level 2 coach certification. Certification is at no additional cost.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, sports medicine physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches and other professionals interested in maintaining and promoting the health of runners.

Learning Objectives

After this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the pathophysiological process behind running injuries and the new treatment concepts relating to these pathologies.
  • Improve hisher clinical efficiency through a better knowledge of objective diagnostic assessments and their place in the clinical exam of an injured runner.
  • Discuss the new theories behind tissue stress, adaptation and preventive stress. 
  • Recognize the relationship between running biomechanics and the risk of injuries.
  • Build a program to help an injured runner return to running using the theoretical principles relating to different energy systems, cross-training and warm-up.
  • Discuss the science behind running shoe technology, plantar orthoses, flexibility and strengthening in the prevention and treatment of running injuries.
  • Discuss the science and practical application of aerobic development, speed training, and periodization.
  • Describe the principles and be able to teach efficient running form including supplemental drills.
  • Evaluate a patient for movement dysfunction during a clinical visit and provide simple corrective measures.
  • Discuss Clinical Injury assessment and exam and specific corrective exercises.
  • Describe practical gait analysis, cues, and corrections.
  • Discuss Nutrition for health and performance.
  • Prescribe footwear to complement the patient’s current movement pattern and how to safely transition them to more functional footwear.

Continuing Education Credit

The WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The two day Healthy Running course provides 16 hours Cat 1 AMA CME. 

Rausch Physical Therapy provides CEU credits for Physical Therapists.

This course provides a certificate of completion listing credit hours.

Course Location and Parking

Newton School of Running

1375 Walnut Street

Boulder, CO 80302 - 303.875.1467

Confirmation & Cancellation

Upon receipt of registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation.

Registration fees will be refunded (less a $50 administrative fee) for cancellations received a minimum of 14 days prior to the activity date. No refunds will be granted for registration fees of less than $50 or for cancellations made within 13 days of the activity.

The Healthy Running reserves the right to cancel courses if necessary. In this case, reimbursement of registration fees will not assess the $50 administrative fee. All other expenses incurred associated with this course activity are the sole responsibility of the participant.

Conference Faculty


Mark Cucuzzella, MD

Professor Family Medicine West Virginia University Department of Family Medicine Lt Col US Air Force Reserves, elite masters runner

Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

REP Biomechanics Lab, Director Rebound Physical Therapy Bend, OR


Ian Adamson, BS, MS

Director of Research & Education at Newton Running Company, 7x World Champion, 3x World Record Holder, X-Games Gold Medalist

Guest Speaker

Danny Abshire

Co-founder and CTO Newton Running Company

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Event Schedule

  • June 27 6:00 PM MDT - Welcome dinner and icebreaker (optional)

  • June 28 7:30 AM MDT - Registration, breakfast (provided)

  • June 28 8:00 AM MDT - Anthropologic basis of running

  • June 28 8:20 AM MDT - Aerobic development

  • June 28 8:50 AM MDT - The role of intensity

  • June 28 9:30 AM MDT - Recovery principals

  • June 28 10:00 AM MDT - Refreshment break

  • June 28 10:15 AM MDT - Coordination and peaking

  • June 28 10:45 AM MDT - Warm up and cool down

  • June 28 11:00 AM MDT - Nutrition and performance

  • June 28 11:30 AM MDT - Lunch (provided), discussion and case study

  • June 28 12:10 PM MDT - Footwear evolution, design and technology

  • June 28 12:50 PM MDT - Influence of footwear on gait

  • June 28 1:20 PM MDT - Relationship to injury

  • June 28 1:40 PM MDT - Fitting issues and adaptive devices

  • June 28 1:50 PM MDT - Refreshment break

  • June 28 2:00 PM MDT - Stability, mobility and strength workshops

  • June 28 3:00 PM MDT - Movement patterns for efficiency and injury reduction

  • June 28 4:00 PM MDT - Form drills for motor skill re-enforcement

  • June 28 5:00 PM MDT - Optional easy group run

  • June 28 5:00 PM MDT - End day one lectures

  • June 29 7:30 AM MDT - Breakfast (provided)

  • June 29 8:00 AM MDT - Triad of Running Injuries

  • June 29 8:30 AM MDT - Tissue specificity: micro-anatomy

  • June 29 9:00 AM MDT - Baby biomechanics

  • June 29 9:45 AM MDT - Refreshment break

  • June 29 10:00 AM MDT - Impact of strength and mobility on impact

  • June 29 10:45 AM MDT - Identifying and fixing problems

  • June 29 11:15 AM MDT - Optimizing the runner; sprinting to distance

  • June 29 12:00 PM MDT - Lunch (provided) and discussion: medical issues in endurance sports

  • June 29 1:00 PM MDT - Clinical running analysis: visual gait tool

  • June 29 2:00 PM MDT - Clinical mobility and stability assessment

  • June 29 3:00 PM MDT - Refreshment break

  • June 29 3:10 PM MDT - Evaluation and treatment workshop

  • June 29 5:00 PM MDT - End program

Contact Information

Event Location

Boulder, CO, United States

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