Free Webinar: ChiRunning & ChiWalking for Older Adults

Free Webinar: ChiRunning & ChiWalking for Older Adults


Join us for our panel discussion with some of our most experienced (and oldest) ChiRunning/ChiWalking Instructors on April 7th at 2pm EST. Each instructor will share their experience on these topics and we will have a Q & A session at the end. If you cannot attend, you will be sent a replay recording of the webinar. 

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What to expect...

Join us on April 7th at 2pm EST for a panel discussion led by Instructors that specialize in aging athletes! If you cannot attend, you will be sent a replay recording of the webinar. 

  • Topic #1: Running Through The Ages
  • Topic #2: Injury Prevention 
  • Topic #3: Training
  • Topics #4: ChiWalk/ChiRun 

Meet your panel of Instructors below! 

Meet Hazel Wood

Hazel Wood, a Master ChiRunning Instructor, discovered ChiRunning in April 2002 at age 51 and took a series of private lessons with Danny Dreyer and then went on to be in Danny’s inaugural Instructor Training course in 2003.  Although Hazel raced several distances in her 20s, 30s, and 40s and had success at the marathon distance placing first in her age group in her first marathon and reaching a personal best of 3:06:58 she found herself switching gears in her 50s and 60s after learning Chi Running and focused on 50Ks and Half Marathons.  She credits her focus on ChiRunning technique with the success she achieved – several top 3 places in her age group, including 1st place in the 50-59 age group at the PAUSATF National 50K Trail Championship in 2005. She has also run one 50-mile race and 38 Dipsea Races (the Dipsea, a time/age handicapped race, is the oldest trail race in America and is brutally hilly). Now 70, Hazel looks forward to a new decade of fun, injury-free running … and more Dipseas and half-marathons.

Meet Keith McConnell, PhD.

Master Instructor Keith McConnell had a lifelong passion for running led to meeting Danny Dreyer in 2004 and getting certified as a ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor in 2005. Becoming a ChiRunner/Walker led him to renewed marathon activity including Boston Marathon as well as long-distance trail running.

Keith participates in competitive walking including gold and silver medals in Power Walking in the 75 – 79 age group at the 2019 National Senior Games.

He teaches at local senior centers and as an Adjunct Instructor, the University of Oregon, teaching running and fitness walking courses for over 15 years.

Meet Alan Miller

Alan Miller, age 72, has been teaching Chi Running and Walking for 16 years. He has run 82 marathons including 34 New York City Marathons. He ran his best NYC marathon in 1992 at age 44 clocking a 2:38:44. Sixteen years later he finished first in the 60-64 yr. age group with a 3:08:11. He plans to be there this year for the 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Meet Dick Felton

Dick’s first Marathon (Vancouver 2005) at age 60. Then he had my first Chi lesson following that marathon. Dick was certified as an instructor in 2006.
He’s completed 28 marathons in total including all Abbott Majors = Japan, London, Berlin, New York, Chicago and Boston (3x). Also, he’s ran about 40 Half marathons plus 90 KM Comrades 2X. Dick also does long-distance cycling completing 200, 300, 400, 600, 1000, 1200, and 1400 km rides. Paris Brest Paris 1245 km is the most famous held every 4 years. He has completed 3x with one failed attempt in 2019. During the time from 2005 to the present, he took 18 consecutive months off running and only entered walking races. Dick’s Half Marathon walking time is 2 hours 20 minutes and his marathon walking time is 5 hours 35 minutes.
One record at the Toronto Marathon Keith would like to break is that of a 100-year-old East Indian fellow who took 8 hours to complete the Marathon, but he did finish. Dick thinks, with the Chi Technique, he can cut off a couple of hours!
The beauty of getting older is that there are less people in your age group. Dick won my 70 to 74 age group at the Toledo marathon on April 23rd, 2017 with a 4:11:45 time!

Meet Ed Malley

Ed started running in 1998 at age 52 when a new female acquaintance suggested they do a duathlon. Though he finished last in the bike and second-to-last in the run, he was hooked on running…And on his new acquaintance! Teaching Chi Running and Chi Walking for over eleven years, Ed is a Master Instructor who has raced all the distances from 5Ks to marathons including Boston. His favorites now, however, are trail halfs. Before finding Chi Running, he used to make only half the races he entered due to injuries, but with ChiRunning he hasn’t missed a race.

What others are saying...

My first marathon took me 6 hours. My second took me 6 hours and 3 minutes. My third only lasted 19 miles. And then someone on the bus told me about ChiRunning.

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Free Webinar: ChiRunning & ChiWalking for Older Adults


Join us for our panel discussion with some of our most experienced (and oldest) ChiRunning/ChiWalking Instructors on April 7th at 2pm EST. Each instructor will share their experience on these topics and we will have a Q & A session at the end. If you cannot attend, you will be sent a replay recording of the webinar. 

We value your privacy and would never spam you