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Expo Speaker Series: Fueling Your Race Experience

Indiana Convention Center, Room 128
Join us for inspiring sessions designed for runners and walkers of all levels. Our expert speakers, including athletes, nutritionists, pacers, and product ambassadors will share invaluable insights to enhance your Mini and 5K experience. Discover practical tips and personal tricks that will motivate and guide you toward your fitness goals. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your training and fuel your passion for the sport. See you at the Expo in room 128!

Speaker Lineup + Topics

Thursday, May 2

  • 5:00 pm – Elevated Pacing: Course Review Brought to You by Your Pacers
  • 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm – Fleet Feet Indianapolis: The Importance of the Properly Fit Shoes

Friday, May 3

  • 10:00 am – Carissa Galloway: Control Your Nutrition, Control Your Race - how to maximize nutrition for runners!
  • 12:00 pm – Elevated Pacing: Course Review Brought to You by Your Pacers ➡ NEW TIME
  • 2:00 pm – Ainsley’s Angels: Inclusion Without Limits
  • 3:00 pm – Lindsey Hein: Finishing Your Race with No Regrets
  • 4:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm – Lindsay Willard: Pre-Race Gentle Yoga
  • 6:00 pm – A Legend's Journey: Q&A with Frank Shorter on the Mini-Marathon and Beyond ➡ NEW TIME

Meet the Speakers

Elevated Pacing

Course Review Brought to You by Your Pacers

Whether this is your first Indy Mini or you've joined us for the past 47 years, Kimmie and Emmy from Elevated Running and Pacing will give you the breakdown and inside scoop on how to have a super race while answering any questions you may have.

Emmy found running in 2008 when a professor said,Find a way to organize your erratic bubbles.” Never having run before and equipped with a borrowed pair of shoes and those “crazy” shorts with underwear built-in, the first real run happened, and an obsession was born! A dozen marathons, a couple dozen half-marathons, an Ironman, a handful of half-ironmans, and thousands of miles later…Emmy started to play with ultras while also pacing regularly.

The running bug bit Kimmie in 2013, and she hasn't looked back. After once declaring "only crazy people run marathons," she has completed 50+ marathons and 20 ultra marathons. Pacing is her absolute favorite way to be a part of an event, and helping others achieve their goals is why she believes pacing is her calling!

Fleet Feet

Fleet Feet Indianapolis: The Importance of the Properly Fit Shoe

Dedicated to Fitting You for More Than 45 Years, The Fleet Feet Outfitting Process focuses on providing you with running shoes that fit properly, and gear that improves your experience and knowledge to help you move your best—whether a 10-minute walk or a three-hour marathon.

Our trained Outfitters are dedicated to understanding what makes your feet unique by using best-in-class technology and personal expertise to put you in the best shoes. Whether you want to walk farther, tackle your first race, or chase down a PR, our specialized fit process combines the best in customer service with insightful technology to deliver unbeatable comfort mile after mile.

Carissa Galloway

Control Your Nutrition, Control Your Race - How to maximize nutrition for runners!

What's the one aspect of your race you have total control over? Your nutrition! Learn how to fuel properly for race performance and training with Registered Dietitian and author Carissa Galloway.

Her book is available for purchase online and will be onsite at the Expo: https://shop.jeffgalloway.com/

Carissa Galloway is a Registered Dietitian, race announcer, and certified personal trainer with a diverse background in nutrition, fitness, and television hosting. In addition to being the first host of the health show Bloom on WFLA NBC, Carissa is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert. She has appeared nationally on E! TV, The Daily Buzz, CBS College Sports, and the Home Shopping Network both in the US and Australia. She is also a 6x marathoner and proud run-walk-run advocate who ran the 2019 Boston Marathon.

Kristy High

Ainsley's Angels: Inclusion Without Limits

Come and learn about the background behind Ainsley's Angels of America, how they came to be in Indiana, and how they are bringing a vision of Inclusion Without Limits to communities like yours!

Kristy High is the current local ambassador for North Central Indiana for Ainsley's Angels of America. Kristy is passionate about inclusion as an ambassador and parent of 4 children, 3 of whom have disabilities. During the day, Kristy works in education, with 25 years of experience in varying roles. In her spare time, Kristy enjoys reading, music, crafting, and spending time with her beautiful family which also includes 3 grandchildren.

Lindsey Hein

Finishing Your Race with No Regrets

Join us for an inspiring session with Lindsay Hein, a dedicated runner, podcaster, race announcer, and running coach. Discover her secrets to maintaining mental resilience during your 13.1-mile journey through Indianapolis. Learn how to conquer doubts, push through challenges, and cross the finish line with a sense of accomplishment. Discover the path to embracing your race experience fully, both on and off the course. This is your opportunity to seize your race day with confidence and inspiration!

Lindsey Hein is a top-rated podcast host, race announcer, and relatable voice in the running community. She is the host and co-host of two of the most popular podcasts for runners in the Country - I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast and The Relay Podcast. She also hosts the podcast for parents "Why is Everyone Yelling?"
She has run 17 marathons, completed one half-ironman, and has coached dozens of runners to Boston Qualifiers and PRs over the past 10 years. Lindsey is passionate about creating and sharing a realistic approach to work, family, and fitness.

Lindsay Willard

Pre-Race Gentle Yoga

Enjoy some gentle stretching before the big event. These fun, laid-back sessions will include some tips on reducing pre-race stress, and will help you feel flexible, focused, and ready to run! Lindsay's first book, "80 Days to Better Health," will be available for purchase, so grab a copy for yourself and your favorite fitness-focused friend or family member!

Lindsay Willard, President of 10MoreSeconds, LLC, is a nutrition coach, personal trainer, and Pilates instructor. With over 20 years of experience working with clients, she makes health and wellness approachable, attainable, and fun. She teaches private Pilates reformer sessions from her home-based studio in Fishers, Indiana, and works with local businesses to bring health and wellness services directly to the workplace. She loves to run and has completed 13 marathons, many half-marathons, and even a few triathlons. Her favorite place to be is outside, and she'll be running the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon this May!

Please note that a limited number of mats will be available for you to borrow and will be provided to the first 15 guests.

Frank Shorter

A Legend's Journey: Q&A with Frank Shorter on the Mini-Marathon and Beyond

Join us for a Q&A session with Frank Shorter, two-time Olympian and inaugural winner of our Mini-Marathon, as he sits down with WTHR's Dave Calabro to discuss his enduring passion for the Mini-Marathon! Explore Frank's remarkable journey, from Olympic triumphs to personal milestones, and gain insights into the mindset of a legendary athlete.

Shorter became a household name in 1972 when he won the gold medal at the Munich Olympics. Four years later, he won the silver medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. Shorter is the only American athlete to win two medals in the Olympic marathon. In 1977, Shorter won the first-ever Mini-Marathon and put the Indy Mini on the global running map. Today, Shorter serves as a Mini-Marathon race commentator from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the WTHR broadcast. He has been fueling Mini-Marathon participants with his presence ever since the first Indy Mini and the tradition of seeing him continues.
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