Runner’s Injury Prevention Workshop

Runner’s Injury Prevention Workshop

(FERGUSON, MO)  As runners begin to prepare for the 8th Annual Ferguson Twilight Run, organizers have announced a Runner’s Injury Prevention Workshop. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Ferguson Community Center located at 1050 Smith Avenue.

Nutrition & Health Education Specialist, Leslie Bertsch, from the University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension) will facilitate the meeting. “We’ll cover the basic components of run training that your plan should include,” said Bertsch. “We want to assist runners in preparing themselves for their first race and remind seasoned runners of the do’s and don’ts.”

“The one thing about the Ferguson Twilight Run is our runners are here to have a good time and we want to make sure our runners are knowledgeable of injury prevention as they #RunWithFerguson on May 20th,” added Race Director, Dwayne T. James.

A few topics discussed at the Injury Prevention Workshop will be:

  • Avoid the “Terrible Toos- too much, too soon, too fast.”
  • If it hurts, STOP!
  • RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation

Who:         Ferguson Twilight Run & the MU Extension – St. Louis County

What:       Runner’s Injury Prevention Workshop

When:       Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where:     Ferguson Community Center, 1050 Smith Avenue

If unfamiliar, MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in communities across the state, and connects people to research-based education that improves the economy and people’s quality of life. Their evidence-based programming is generally provided by faculty with Master’s Degrees who are employees of the University. Should you want additional information about MU Extension, and particularly the St. Louis County Office, please visit their website at

The Ferguson Twilight Run is hosted by Live Well Events, an organization which provides the residents of Ferguson and the North County area with programs and events that show case the enjoyable, healthy, and sustainable aspects of fitness activities. Registration is currently $24 for the 5k and 10k, and $14 for the fun-run. Teams of 10 or more running the 5k or 10k receive a $2 discount. Sponsorships are also available. Current sponsors include Christian Hospital, BJC HealthCare, Negwer Materials, Emerson and Centric Group. For more information on the Ferguson Twilight Run, as well as a link to register, visit