FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Air Force Marathon to Host Free Training Clinics
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Runners of all levels are invited
to attend a free running clinic with the Air Force Marathon's chief medical
consultant and two-time winner, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella.
Cucuzzella's focus this year will be "Elements of an Efficient Runner -
Experience Healthier and More Enjoyable Running".
The clinics are held every year in April to coincide with the beginning of
the training season for the Air Force Marathon. Many marathon runners
follow a 16-week training regimen, and Dr. Cucuzzella's clinics remind them
to start their training program with good form.
This year's clinics will be offered on Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at the
New Balance Dayton Store in the Town and Country Shopping Center, 304 E.
Stroop Road in Kettering. A second clinic will be offered on Wednesday,
April 25, at 6 p.m. at the new Up and Running store in Troy, 12 S. Market
Marathon officials stressed that you do not need to be registered for the
Air Force Marathon in order to attend the clinics. "A lot of people are
daunted by the prospect of running 26.2 miles," said Molly Louden, race
director. "They may just be looking to be able to run a 5K, and that's
fine. Once people learn proper running form and can run without injury,
they start to enjoy the sport more and start thinking about tackling longer
Dr. Cucuzzella is a Family Physician and Associate Professor at West
Virginia University School of Medicine. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air
Force Reserves, he is designing programs to reduce running injuries in
military personnel. He will be conducting additional clinics at
Wright-Patterson for base personnel.
The Air Force Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying event and the course
goes past a number of historic landmarks including Huffman Prairie where
the Wright Brothers perfected manned flight.
For more information or to register for the Air Force Marathon, visit