Medstar Sports Educational Seminars

Be fully informed before and on race day with four exclusive educational seminars on proper training techniques, injury prevention, health and nutrition, and race recovery! Medical experts from MedStar Sports Medicine will answer all your questions and help to ensure you are your healthiest for the big race!

Cost for 2 remaining Seminars: $15 Donation to Children’s Miracle Network


If so, please let us know if you are coming to the next Seminar by clicking on the RSVP button below. We want to be sure that enough space is provided so that everyone can comfortably participate, as some of the sessions are interactive.


If so, please click on the REGISTRATION button below. You will be taken to a new screen, where you should:

1. Select "Continue" in the Register Box at the bottom.
2. Select "Yes" on the form under "MedStar Sports Medicine Educational Seminar."
3. Make your $15 donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
4. Return to this page and click the RSVP button above and let us know if you will be attending the next session.

Where: MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre 1120 20th St., NW, Building 1 (entrance at the Sports Rehabilitation door) Washington, DC 20036


Jan. 17, 2017, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Injury Prevention, Strengthening and Dynamic Warm-Up Brief overview of anatomy and injury prevention tips. Breakout groups with hands-on practice of strengthening exercises for performance enhancement.

Feb. 7, 2017, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Common Running Injuries and Options for Training Through Them Review of common injuries affecting various levels of runners, and options for continued training while on the "injured reserve." Perfect for runners with minor injuries preparing for the Cherry Blossom or another upcoming race.

Feb. 28, 2017, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nutrition and Hydration for Every Runner If your race nutrition begins and ends with carbo-loading the day before your race, you may want to attend this session for a review on what to do, and what not to do, while preparing for your race. Please RSVP if you plan to come to this session -- we want to ensure that enough space is provided so that everyone can comfortably participate, as this is an interactive session.

March 21, 2017, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Post-Race Recovery and Injury Management You made it across the finish line! This final session will show you how to safely recover, manage an injury, enjoy your accomplishments, and set a new running target.

THREE FREE race entries will be raffled to participants who attend at least three of the sessions, which can be used for either a 2017 or 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run 5K Run-Walk race entry.

To make your $15 donation to the Children's Miracle Network so you can attend the Medstar Sports Educational Seminars, or to purchase additional registration items, CLICK HERE.