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SLO Marathon + Half 2017 LogoThe Healthy Running Conference is now in a single location for 2017 in San Luis Obispo, CA presented by Race SLO and the City of San Luis Obispo. This conference expands on the Healthy Running Course material and 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.

The 2017 Healthy Running Conference takes place in San Luis Obispo on California's beautiful Central Coast centrally located half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. With abundant, warm sunshine and during the SLO Marathon + Half week of events, this is the ideal place to dive deep into the sport.

4-Day conference attendees will also gain entry into their choice of the SLO Marathon (April 30), Half Marathon (April 30), 5K (April 29) or put their skills to work as a valued member of the volunteer corps (April 29-30). To learn more visit

This year's conference educators include:

  • Lt. Col. Dr. Mark Cucuzzella - MD Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, elite masters runner
  • Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS - Author of Anatomy for Runners, Board- Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, researcher, author, and coach and Ironman triathlete
  • Dr. Phil Maffetone - author of the Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing and many more
  • D. Hiraoki Tanaka, PhD - Professor at Fukuoka University, founder of the Institute for Physical Activity, champion marathon runner
  • Dr. Steven Smith, PhD - Associate Professor Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, ultra runner
  • Ian Adamson, MS Sports Medicine, BS Mechancial Engineering - world champion, world record holder and X-Games Gold medalist

For the detailed conference schedule please visit

* Members of the military (active or retired), please email for a 20% discount code on all 4-Day passes.

Registration fees


4-Day continuing education + accreditation


4-Day continuing education + accreditation


4-Day continuing education + accreditation


4-Day conference + no accreditation


Choose single day passes. $100 p/day.


Choose single day passes. $50 p/day. Student ID required


Choose specific classes. $30 p/class.


Choose specific classes. $15 p/class. Student ID required

Who Is This Conference For?

The Healthy Running Conference provides continuing education for primary care physicians, sports medicine physicians, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, and runners interested in maintaining and promoting the health of runners. The conference is open to the public.

For the detailed conference information and the schedule please visit

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 15 hours Cat 1 AMA CME. 

You may able to receive continuing education credit from your assoication. Please check with them directly.

  • NSCA CEUs (CSCS and CPT)
  • ACE CECs
  • NATA (BOC) Category A CEUs
  • USAT CEUs (Participant must attend the full 2 days to qualify for USAT CEUS - no partial credit will be given)
  • AAFP

Attendees will be provided a certificate of completion listing credit hours on request.

Confirmation and 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 30 days prior to the activity date. Refunds will not be processed within 30 days, however credit to future conferences may be granted.

Healthy Running reserves the right to cancel courses if necessary. In this case, Healthy Running will provide participants a full refund of conference fees. All other expenses incurred, including but not limited to, personal travel & lodging, associated with this course activity are the sole responsibility of the participant. We suggest you consider purchasing travel insurance.

Local Organizing Committee

Race SLO LogoRace SLO
Established in 2010 to bring world class sporting events to the beautiful California Central Coast, the Race SLO family of annual events includes the SLO Marathon + Half and Family 5K with Kids Spring races, The Healthy Running Medical Professionals Conference, the SLO Ultra trail run and mountain bike races in late Summer, the SLO GranFondo Fall cycling event and the NEW Warrior Trail Run coming March 2018. The Race SLO Team produces professional fun and competitive running, cycling, outdoor and educational events that create a positive impact on both our participants lives and local communities.

Our mission: Through human experiences, we create social & economic impact to share our legacy.

Come experience the best the California Central Coast has to offer: year-round sunshine, rolling green hills, unspoiled open roads, first class finish lines and more. Come Race SLO: #EnduranceTownUSA!

City of San Luis Obispo LogoCity of San Luis Obispo
Welcome to the City of San Luis Obispo, where authentic, friendly people and breathtaking landscapes will rejuvenate and inspire you. SLO, as the locals call it, has it all: hikes to take you up in the clouds, a vibrant Downtown core with dozens of boutique shops and cafés, family-friendly experiences like the Children’s Museum and SLO Skate Park, artisanal restaurants serving up local fare, and award-winning wineries and breweries. SLO is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco just a few minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Come experience our SLO lifestyle and see for yourself why we were named the Happiest City in North America. #ShareSLO

Event Schedule

  • April 26 12:00 PM PDT - April 26-29 @ San Luis Obispo

  • April 26 1:00 PM PDT - Medical Issues in Running Sports

  • April 27 8:00 AM PDT - Evolution, Biology, Bio-Mechanics and Motor Function

  • April 27 1:00 PM PDT - Performance and Training Principles

  • April 28 8:00 AM PDT - Assessing and Treating the Injured Runner

  • April 28 3:30 PM PDT - Mental aspects of running, Mindfulness in Running and Psychotherapy for Life Enhancement

  • April 28 5:00 PM PDT - Cocktail Reception & SLO Marathon Hall of Fame

  • April 29 10:30 AM PDT - Health, fitness and performance benefits of slow jogging

  • April 30 6:00 AM PDT - Option for participants to do the marathon, half marathon or volunteer on the race medical team

Contact Information

Event Location

Madonna Inn, Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

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