RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo ready to ignite a new season for 2,000 endurance athletes

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

March 22, 2018, Boston, MA – Sun Multisport Events announced the 15th annual RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo is ready kick-start a new season for 2,000 endurance athletes this Sunday, March 25th at the Boston University Fit Rec Center in Boston, MA. Designed to educate, equip and inspire, RACE-MANIA features a terrific line-up of 25+ speakers, 30+ seminars and clinics, a variety of competitions, a sold out vendor expo, valuable giveaways and an all-around energizing and exciting day.

Headlining the speaker line-up is “Triathlon’s Fastest Couple” 3x IRONMAN World Champion Mirinda Carfrae and 2x IRONMAN Champion Timothy O’Donnell. Other speakers include:

  • Meredith Atwood — the “Swim Bike Mom”
  • Brian Bilchik, Medical Director, Lown Cardiovascular Group
  • Carolanne Caron – founder, Winning Swimming, and Certified Stroke Technician
  • Patrick Caron — professional mountain-ultra-trail runner
  • Nancy Clark — Registered Dietician, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
  • Colin Cook — Peak Triathlon Coaching, USAT and Ironman certified coach
  • Darren Elliott – PT and Owner, Elliott Physical Therapy
  • Josh Katzman – Co-founder, Trail Animals Running Club Race Series
  • Karen Mackin – Elite/Master Coach, Peaks Coaching Group, USA Cycling Coach
  • Dave McGillivray — founder DMSE Sports, Boston Marathon race director
  • Chris Morgan — Head Coach Crimson Aquatics, 2008 Olympics Swim coach
  • Adam Myerson – President, Cycle-Smart, ex-professional cyclist
  • Amanda Nurse — founder, Wellness in Motion Boston’s Yoga for Athletes program
  • Ian Nurse, D.C. – founder, Wellness in Motion Boston
  • James Olson, Navy SEAL
  • Jay Peluso – Co-founder, Ignite SwimRun and Owner, Peluso Open Water
  • Dean Phillips – Co-owner, Fit Werx
  • Michael Phillips – President, Community Running
  • Brenna Priest – PT, DPT, Elliott Physical Therapy
  • Peter Russo –SwimSmooth, USMS, USAT and Ironman Certified Coach
  • Karen Smyers — Ironman World Champion, 3x ITU Triathlon World Champion
  • Sue Sotir, Breakthrough Performance Coaching, USAT certified coach
  • Vince Vaccaro — Master Chi Running®/Chi Walking® Instructor

From practical, “here’s how you do it” guidance, to professionally coached sessions on form and technique, to talks that motivate to reach beyond one’s comfort zone, attendees have a wide selection of session to attend that span the spectrum of endurance sports including:

  • ABCs of Basic Bicycle Maintenance
  • Advanced Freestyle Swimming: Maximizing the Speed Equation
  • Assembling an Effective Fueling Program
  • Beyond Basic Bike Maintenance
  • Building Strength to be Ready for your Next Endurance Event
  • ChiRunning
  • Clean Eating, Bad Foods & The Perfect Sports Diet: Need Some Help?
  • Defining Moments by Dave McGillivray
  • Dynamic Warm-up: Here’s How to do It
  • Functional Cross Training for Endurance Athletes
  • Functional Movement Screens
  • Heart Health for Endurance Athletes: Facts, Fallacies & Performance Measures
  • How to Prepare for your First (or Next) Triathlon: A Guide for Women
  • How to Prepare for your First Ultra
  • How to Use a Power Meter to become a Faster, Stronger Cyclist
  • Injury Prevention for the Endurance Athlete
  • Maximizing Performance: Recovering from the Long Run
  • Mental Toughness: Insights from a Hero, a Warrior and a Champion
  • Open Water Swimming: New Thoughts on Training, Preparation and Execution
  • Overcoming Your Fear of Swimming
  • Pain-Injury Consultations
  • Preparing for your Best Boston Marathon
  • SwimSmooth Clinic
  • SwimRun: Everything You Need to Know about the Newest Multisport Craze
  • Targeting and Training for a Cycling Event
  • The Art of Moving Forward
  • Tips and Training Advice for the Busy Athlete
  • Trail Running 101: The What, Where — and Most Importantly — Why
  • Tri Bike or Road Bike: What’s the Best for Me?
  • Video Run Gait Analysis
  • Yoga for Athletes

RACE-MANIA is arguably the best value in endurance sports. All Day Pass admission is just $5 (free to those age 21 and under) with 50% donated to the Bicycles Battling Cancer, the Official Charity Partner of this year’s event. The All Day Pass also provides discounts on RACE-MANIA clinics and local races, a free goodie bag (to the first 1,000 that registered) and more.

More than 80 sponsors and exhibitors will populate the expo which includes coaches, clubs, event directors and some of the top nutrition, gear and apparel brands including Garmin, Hoka Hoka One, NormaTec, IRONMAN, Quintana Roo and others. See the complete list of exhibitors here.

“We look forward to celebrate the start of another new season” says Mark Walter, President and Owner of Sun Multisport Events, the production team behind RACE-MANIA. “This event brings everyone in the endurance community together at a time of year when we feel the start of the new season is right around the corner. Optimism and excitement is in the air and RACE-MANIA helps fuel that energy.”

2018 RACE-MANIA platinum-level sponsors include Ashworth Awards, Baby Rhino Multisport, Breakthrough Performance Coaching, ethos, Marathon Sports, Marathon Physical Therapy, Max Performance and Sports Medicine, Max Performance, MMRF Team for Cures and New England Endurance Events.

About Sun Multisport Events

Sun Multisport Events (SME) is an award-winning endurance event production company based in New England offering a unique set of events for athletes of all levels of experience. The SME line-up includes the RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo, a day designed to educate, equip and inspire endurance athletes on the eve of a new season… an award-winning multisport race series… and a rapidly growing trail run series. SME’s Patriot Half has won “Best Small Race” (less than 1,000 athletes) in the 2017 and 2013 “Triathlete’s Choice” awards program administered by Triathlon Business International and “Best Triathlon” in the 2016 Best of Competitor (Northeast) awards. The SME triathlon series also won “Best Race Series” in the 2013 Triathlete’s Choice Awards.

Media inquiries:

Mark Walter
Owner, Sun Multisport Events
Phone: 781-414-0437
Email: info@SunMultisportEvents.com

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