For Distance Runners, Coaches and Medical Professionals of All Levels, Ages and Abilities

The Running Summit comes to Morristown, NJ as Running Summit East, August 27-28 at Morristown Medical Center.


The event will bring together top coaches, scientists, authors, and professionals in the sport to share their expertise:

Dr. Jack Daniels
Called "The World's Best Running Coach" by Runner's World, Jack Daniels is the author of "Daniels' Running Formula" - one of the best selling and most influential coaching books of all time. Daniels is an Olympic medalist, world-famous coach, and renowned exercise scientist. He has coached 8 NCAA Division III National Championship teams, 31 individual national title-holders, and 130 All-Americans. At Running Summit West his topics include coaching High School Cross Country – From Start to Finish, and Marathon Training – Inexperienced to Elite.

Dr. Joe Vigil
The 2015 recipient of USA Track & Field's coveted 'Legend Coach' designation, Joe Vigil is the coach of USA's last two Olympic medalists in the marathon - Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi . His career at Adams State College produced 19 NAIA Team Championships, 87 individual champions, and 425 All-Americans. Named NAIA Coach of the Year 14 times, Vigil's 1992 Adams team won the NAIA Championship by scoring a perfect 15 points – the only cross country team to ever do so in a collegiate national championship competition. Coach Vigil will discuss the principles behind Effective Tapering as well as how to incorporate The Principle of Individual Variability into effective training plans.

Wendy Winn, PT, OCS
Wendy Winn, PT, OCS owns and directs New York Custom Physical Therapy in midtown Manhattan. She has been practicing physical therapy for 10 years, helping hundreds of runners of all abilities achieve their goals. She serves as an expert contributor to leading fitness magazines and teaches at Equinox Fitness Training Institute. Wendy believes in a combination of hands-on care, treatments fueled by the latest medical research, and patient empowerment. Wendy's topics include Measuring Running Gait and directing a Principles of Correction Lab.

Marshall L. Mintz, Psy.D.
Optimizing the Athlete's Performance is the topic of Dr. Marshall Mintz, a licensed psychologist specializing in Clinical and Sport Psychology. His consulting practice includes sport and performance psychology services to scholastic, collegiate and elite amateur and professional athletes. He provides sport psychology services to teams of the United States Olympic Committee and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. Dr. Mintz’s personal athletic career includes competing as a finalist at the National Collegiate Rowing Championships in the Men's Heavyweight Eight.

Dr. Ken Clark
Dr. Ken Clark of West Chester University brings extensive knowledge regarding the mechanical basis of training and performance. Ken earned his doctorate while studying with Dr. Peter Weyand at Southern Methodist University. While in Dallas, Ken worked as an assistant sports performance coach at Jesuit College Preparatory School where he met and worked with Micheál Cahill. Previously, Ken served as the Director of Performance Training for Summit Sports Training Center in West Chester (PA) where he was responsible for the speed, strength, and conditioning training of professional NFL and NHL athletes. Ken combines with Micheál Cahill to present Planning and Integrating Strength Training for Endurance Athletes.

Micheál Cahill
Originally from Limerick, Ireland, Micheál Cahill has been Director of Sports Science at Jesuit Prep since 2013. His department serves 750 athletes and 21 varsity sports. Micheál also works with various professional athletes including national level marathon runners to NFL combine athletes guiding them in all areas from sleep and recovery to strength and conditioning. Together, he and Ken Clark incorporated their ideas for Planning and Integrating Strength Training for Endurance Athletes with Jesuit's 2016 cross country team, helping them gain a berth in the Texas State Cross Country Championships for the first time in school history.

Mary Finckenor, CSSD, RD, CDE, BC-ADM
Atlantic Sports Health Dietitian

Mary Finckenor counsels a wide variety of clients in sports nutrition, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, health promotion. Mary improves the health and well-being of her clients by assisting them with weight loss coaching, diet analysis, and menu planning. Mary has been an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. Her research in the area of nutrition and behavior change has been published in several scientific journals and she has spoken both nationally and internationally. She will team with Dr. Ramon Pesigan to speak on the Female Athlete Triad.

Dr. Ramon Pesigan
Dr. Ramon Pesigan specializes and is board-certified in internal medicine and sports medicine, with an interest in preventive sports medicine, nutrition and non-operative care of sports injuries. He is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American College of Physicians, International Federation of Sports Medicine, American Medical Association and the Philippine Medical Association. He will team with Mary Finckenor to speak on the Female Athlete Triad.


Running Summit East

August 27-28, 2016
Morristown, NJ

Eligible coaches can earn continuing education credit for USATF Level 3, USAT, NSCA and Athletics Canada.


USATF Level 3 Credit

USATF Level 3 Credit

NSCA CEU

NSCA CEU Credit

USAT CEU

7 USAT CEU Credits

NCCP Professional Development

3 NCCP Professional Development Points

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