Nutrition for Runners Talk

Program Description: In preparation for the Ghostly Gallop 5K, our annual fundraising run/walk though Hudson, we are pleased to host this talk about nutrition and healthful living for runners. Join Nutritionist Aimee K. Hockett and elite distance runner Karen Bertasso (pictured) to learn about how best to fuel the body for performance. 

Date/Time: Sunday June 24, 10:30-11:30am; pre-event run at 9am.

Suggested Audience: Adults

Preregistration: Not required

On June 24, at 9 a.m., runners are invited to join Ms. Hockett and Ms. Bertasso for a 5k (3.1-mile) run that follows the same course used by runners in the Ghostly Gallop. The run begins and ends at Hudson High School, 215 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson.

“Good nutrition is vital to everyday life, and especially so when it comes to athletic performance,” said Ms. Hockett, who founded and operates A.K. Kitchen & Nutrition LLC in Hudson. “No matter your goals, it is important to understand the connection between the quality of our lives and the quality and quantity of the foods we put in our bodies. My goal as a nutritionist is to encourage, inspire and guide each person to listen to what your body is telling you it needs. We can improve overall health with every bite of life.”

Ms. Bertasso, of Clifton Park, was the 2017 winner in the women’s division of the Ghostly Gallop, setting a course record for women of 18 minutes, 29 seconds. She said, “As a competitive runner, I look for every edge, beginning with the foods I choose. We’ll be talking with people about how their food choices impact their energy levels, what to look for and what to avoid, and some simple, everyday changes that can pay huge dividends both in terms of athletic performance and overall wellbeing.”

This event is free and open to the public. Participants will be able to sample a variety of nutritious products, courtesy of Ms. Hockett and Fleet Feet Sports. Attendees of the June 24 nutrition event will receive a discount on their Ghostly Gallop entry fee.