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Beginner Running Class

Our Fall Beginner Running Class starts on Saturday, September 9th at 8 A.M. and runs for eight weeks, concluding on Saturday, October 28th. The goal of this class is to guide students toward the completion of a 5k, and to teach the tools necessary to make running a cornerstone of... Read More »

Fitness Walking Class

The fall Fitness Walking Class begins on Monday, September 11 and runs for eight weeks until Wednesday, November 1. The class provides group support to motivate you to commit to establishing a walking routine. Class meets at The Running Place on Mondays at 6:15 P.M. and/or Wednesdays at 9:00 A.M... Read More »

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A Runner's Workshop

Going the Distance:  Running Without Injuries

 Where:  Christine F. Hayes, PT, PC & The Integrated Healing Center 195 W. Lancaster Avenue, Suite 2, Paoli, PA, 19301

 When:   Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM

 RSVP:    Call 610-695-9913 to register by September 25, 2017

 Fee:       $10 early registration on or before September 25, 2017; $15 cash at the door.

*The first 15 registrants will receive a certificate for a free Orthopedic Screen (valued at $80) from Christine Hayes, PT.         

 Join us for A Runner’s Workshop! Learn from the experts what you can do to prevent injuries and how to comprehensively address and manage them when they do occur.

Workshop Objectives:

·         To give you a new perspective on running injuries and comprehensive medical management;

·         To help you understand functional movement and corrective exercise;

·         To help you understand the need for foot stability and the correction through orthotics;

·         To teach you the difference between static and dynamic stretching;

·         To teach you about the different technical running footwear types;

·         To share the latest updates to technical running gear;

·         To teach you how to make running and other forms of cardiovascular exercise more enjoyable.

A Runner’s Workshop Speakers:

Dr. Alexis Tingan, MD, is an avid runner and served as the event physician for the Penn Relays, the Philadelphia Marathon, and the Philadelphia Triathlon. He is currently the team physician for the University of Pennsylvania’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams, the Associate Medical Director for the Penn Relays, and the Medical Director of the Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon.

Christine Hayes, PT, has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years, working with a wide range of runners and other athletes. Her physical therapy practice specializes in functional movement assessments and corrective exercises as a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation.

Ken Taylor, co-owner of The Running Place and a certified USATF Level 1 Coach, brings his knowledge of running footwear and his shoe-fitting expertise from his run-specialty store and from his years of running and coaching.

The Right Foot Forward Your Experience

At The Running Place, our goal is to ensure that you not only receive the right shoes, but also understand the reasons behind the choice. We provide free consultations, where we perform a gait analysis, inspect your worn out shoes for telling wear patterns, and talk with you about any injury history. All of this information helps us determine what shoe type is best for you.


Every journey begins with the first step. Before you take that first step, make sure you have the right shoes to get you where you are going. There are high arches, flat arches, and all heights in between. Some feet are rigid and some are flexible. There are different categories of shoes - different foot types are more comfortable and perform better in the right category. We will help you determine your foot type and which category best suits your needs.

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Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10am - 6pm
Tue, Thu: 10am - 8pm

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