Uta’s Appearances

Uta's fitness, health, running related and selected speaking & charity events

October 13, 2012

Kailua-Kona/Hawaii

IRONMAN World Championship


Time:
  • 6:30 am
Location:

East side of the Kailua Pier—Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

Uta will join the thousands of spectators who every year gather to support the amazing Ironman athletes—including some of her friends—who participate in this great event. They come from all over the world and all walks of life to tackle the 2.4-mile open water swim, the 112-mile bike ride, and the 26.2-mile run.

The first “Hawaiian IRON MAN Triathlon” was held in 1977 and at this year’s 34th edition almost 1,800 athletes will take part in the legendary race to prove the IRONMAN mantra that “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.®”

For more information please visit www.IronmanWorldChampionship.com

October 12, 2012

Kailua-Kona/Hawaii

“Cool Focus—The Mental Side of Training and Racing” at Joe Friel's Kona Quest Camp during the IRONMAN Championship


Time:
  • 6:00 pm
Location:

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa—78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

During Uta’s presentation of “Cool Focus—The Mental Side of Training and Racing,” she will discuss mental tools such as visualization, re-evaluation, goal fine-tuning, and more that help achieve optimal mental preparation and focus during training and races.

Joe Friel is an outstanding athlete and coach in the triathlon world, and also the best-selling author of triathlon books such as The Cyclist’s Training Bible and the Power Meter Book. The Kona Quest Camp offers athletes the chance to train on the IRONMAN race course under the guidance of this renowned coach.

For more information about Joe Friel please visit www.JoeFrielsBlog.com

September 15, 2012

Vail/Colorado

“Running To Freedom—Getting Started” at the “Living at Your Peak” Vail Symposium


Time:
  • 9:30 am to 11:30 pm
Location:

Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa—352 East Meadow Drive, Vail, CO 81657.

Run with Uta—an inspirational session to help you achieve overall health and harmony of mind, body, and soul.Being relaxed is the key to running with joy and getting closer to the freedom you need for your most effective training and fitness. In this fun-oriented running session, Uta explores topics with you about running technique, stronger cardio-vascular performance, the special concept of periodization, and how to maximize your training by running relaxed. Get ready to improve your technique while practicing short strides, gentle barefoot running, and easy hill repeats in beautiful Vail. This session is for all levels of runners.

“Running To Freedom” at the “Living at Your Peak” Vail Symposium
Time: 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Location: Four Seasons Resort Vail—One Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657—”Out of Bounds” room.

Uta’s history-inspired discussion, “Running To Freedom,” will explore the desire for change and how to find inspiration to reach your goals and live at your peak—one small step at a time.“Living at Your Peak” has more than 40 experiential sessions to support health-conscious individuals in their discovery of how to live longer, with more satisfaction and well-being in their lives.

For this “Interactive Health, Fitness, and Longevity Experience,” the organizers feature the world-renowned women’s tennis player Martina Navratilova as the keynote speaker. Sunday “Today Show” co-anchor Jenna Wolfe will emcee. There are experts in the fields of fitness, psychology, medicine, and nutrition, along with presenters experienced in other wellness and health areas.

The event is organized by the Vail Symposium, a grassroots, non-profit organization, founded in 1971 in Colorado with the mission of providing “educational programs for the Vail Valley community that are thought-provoking, diverse and affordable.”

For more information please visit www.LivingAtYourPeak.org

September 14, 2012

Vail/Colorado

“Running To Freedom” at the “Living at Your Peak” Vail Symposium"


Time:
  • 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Location:

Four Seasons Resort Vail—One Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657—"Out of Bounds" room

Uta’s history-inspired discussion, “Running To Freedom,” will explore the desire for change and how to find inspiration to reach your goals and live at your peak—one small step at a time.

“Living at Your Peak” has more than 40 experiential sessions to support health-conscious individuals in their discovery of how to live longer, with more satisfaction and well-being in their lives.The event is organized by the Vail Symposium, a grassroots, non-profit organization, founded in 1971 in Colorado with the mission of providing “educational programs for the Vail Valley community that are thought-provoking, diverse and affordable.”

June 9, 2012

Green Bay/Wisconsin

2012 Bellin Run


Time:
  • 7:53 am Wheelchair Division
  • 8:00 am First Wave
Location:

In front of the Bellin Hospital, immediately south of the skywalk—774 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54305.

Come and join us as a participant or spectator at the 36th Bellin 10K Run when the 2011 champions, Allan Kiprono and Jelliah Tinega, return to Green Bay to defend their titles! The Bellin Run, with which Uta has been closely associated for many years, is Wisconsin’s largest running event and the surrounding activities draw thousands of local health and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities from the Northeast-Wisconsin area and the Upper Peninsula. And, for the first time in the race’s history, participants have the chance to not only run but also raise funds for five charitable programs and organizations—offering the event the opportunity to give back to the highly supportive Green Bay community.

Another important part of the event is the “Kids for Running” program. This year more than 2,740 enthusiastic students in grades three to eight from Wisconsin and Michigan have registered to take on the streets of Green Bay. The aim is to encourage the kids to be active and to set and work towards goals. Also participating are many high school students—the high school with the most runners representing it receives an award from the organizers.

Awards Ceremony: 10:30 am—Astor Park, located at the corner of Clay and Porlier streets.

After the race, an awards ceremony will be held and certificates presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each 10K running division. Uta will also be available for some last-minute autograph signing.

For more information please visit www.BellinRun.com

June 8, 2012

Green Bay/Wisconsin

A Seminar with the KI Corporate Team


Time:
  • 11:45 am
Location:

KI Corporate Headquarters—1330 Bellevue Street, Green Bay, WI 54302

One day before the 36th edition of the Bellin Run, the corporate team of the event’s gold sponsor, KI—Green Bay’s innovative furniture and interior design company—will come together for a seminar provided and conducted by Uta, which is especially designed for first-time Bellin runners and everyone new to the sport. During this event, she will also offer last-minute tips and inspiration for the upcoming race on Saturday.

For more information please visit www.KI.com

June 8, 2012

Green Bay/Wisconsin

2012 Bellin Run Spaghetti Dinner


Time:
  • 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:

Astor Park, located at the corner of Clay and Porlier streets—Green Bay, WI 54301.

All proceeds of the Spaghetti Dinner as well as part of the race-registration fees will benefit the Bellin College.

Autograph Session with Uta and the other invited athletes: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm located at the Astor Park.

The Dick Lytie Children’s Run for kids aged 10 and younger will be held as well in the evening at the Astor Park; starting time for the half-mile event is 6:00 pm on Roosevelt Street. “Every kid is a winner!” and will get a T-shirt, an award, and a gift. And after their fun run, inflatables and treats await the little ones to make their day a true highlight.

For more information please visit www.BellinRun.com

May 28, 2012

Boulder/Colorado

34th BolderBOULDER 10K


Time:
  • 6:55 am Wheelchair Division
  • 7:00 am First Wave
  • 11:00 am Elite Women
  • 11:10 am Elite Men
Location:

The famous BolderBOULDER 10K will start near the intersection of 30th Street and Walnut Street, in Boulder, Colorado 80303 and run through a large part of the city to finish at the Folsom Stadium of the University of Colorado, 2400 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302.

In the high altitude of Boulder (5,430 feet above sea level!), elite runners, along with more than 50,000 other runners, joggers, walkers, and wheelchair athletes, will take part in Colorado’s challenging running highlight, held every year on Memorial Day. Uta will participate again in the fun run, which is open to all, and is looking forward with fellow Boulderites to tackling the hilly course winding through her fitness-conscious hometown.

The unique BolderBOULDER atmosphere builds along the way, fueled by crowds of cheering spectators and participants dressed in costumes, as well as 30 bands and entertainers. Once you finish in Folsom Stadium in front of approximately 50,000 enthusiastic running fans, you will not only be able to watch the exciting competition between the elite runners in the International Team Challenge, but also enjoy the Memorial Day Tribute. It all adds up to a truly fun event for the whole community.

A major part of the BolderBOULDER experience is the participation of schoolchildren from the BBRacers Club, whose goal is to encourage elementary and middle school students to join fitness programs after school. The organizers’ aim is to inspire children to develop a life-long commitment to health and fitness—and the fastest kids as well as the best schools receive an award.

For more information please visit www.BolderBOULDER.com

May 18, 2012

Boulder/Colorado

35th Mile Marathon


Time:
  • 8:45 am
Location:

Columbine Elementary School, 3130 Repplier Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80304.

The Columbine Elementary School offers its students a number of activities that aim to support its academic program, build character, and nurture creativity. An important part of these efforts is the annual Mile Marathon—a fun and sporty end-of-the-school-year celebration for several hundred attending kids.

The event is held as preparations get under way for the famous BolderBOULDER 10K race and every year connects the students with elite athletes—some of whom are in town for the race. The support of these professional runners inspires the students to be even more enthusiastic about the joys of physical activity, fitness, and health. The Mile Marathon has a long-time connection with the BolderBOULDER: the kids’ event was started in 1978—a year earlier than the BolderBOULDER—by Rich Castro, the former pro-athlete coordinator of the popular 10K.

The kids will parade out, starting at 8:45 am, followed by the introduction of the guest runners. Uta is happy to join the kids once again for this excitement-filled run. Come and help us cheer them on during their big race day! Just like the participants of the BolderBOULDER, they will receive a bib and a finisher medal—which must make them feel like real athletes after all the effort they put in during their training sessions in gym class.

For more information please visit www.ColumbineElementary.org/

April 16, 2012

Boston/Massachusetts

116th Boston Marathon


Time:
  • 9:00 am Mobility Impaired
  • 9:17 am Push-Rim Wheelchair Division
  • 9:22 am Handcycles
  • 9:32 am Elite Women
  • 10:00 am Elite Men and First Wave
Location:

The point-to-point course of the Boston Marathon will begin at the Doughboy statue on East Main Street (near Ash Street) in Hopkinton, MA 01748. The finish line is in front of the Boston Public Library—700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

On April 19, 1897 fifteen visionary runners set off to make their way from Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland to the Irvington Oval in Boston; the event—the prestigious Boston Marathon—is now the world’s oldest annual marathon. This year, at the 116th edition of the marathon adventure on Patriots’ Day, thousands of participants from around the globe will run the hilly New England course. Among them at the starting line will be the members of the Hoyt Foundation Team, who are coached by Uta, along with hundreds of dedicated runners from other charities.

Uta looks forward to being at the start to support and encourage the athletes in their wonderful athletic endeavor. During the race, approx. 500,000 spectators line the famous 26.2-mile course through eight towns and cities to cheer on the runners. Later, Uta will greet the marathoners of the Hoyt Foundation and many other runners at the finish line—welcoming them with a heartfelt embrace and congratulations on their success. Come and celebrate with us!

For more information please visit www.BAA.org/Races/Boston-Marathon.aspx

April 15, 2012

Boston/Massachusetts

4th Annual Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K


Time:
  • 8:00 am
Location:

The race will start at the Copley Square Fountain—Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116. It will end at the Boston Marathon finish line in front of the Boston Public Library—700 Boylston Street.

Together with more than 6,000 fellow runners, Uta will once again be at the starting line of the fourth edition of the Boston Athletic Associations 5K. She always looks forward to this exciting and fun event that has quickly become a favorite addition to Marathon fever in Beantown. The scenic course takes participants through Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill and passes by the Boston Common—which is one of the oldest parks in the United States—and the Public Garden.

The 5K in the marathon-loving metropolis is followed by the B.A.A. Invitational Mile, which includes middle school, high school, and professional competitions. It offers 5K participants, marathoners, and running fans another opportunity to watch some exciting races during the marathon weekend!

For more information please visit www.BAA.org/Races/5K.aspx

April 15, 2012

Boston/Massachusetts

23rd Annual Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (“DFMC”) Pasta Party


Time:
  • 3:45 pm
Location:

The Boston Marriott Copley Place, Grand Ballroom—4th Floor, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116.

The annual Pasta Party celebrates the DFMC runners, Partner Program participants, and their supporting family and friends on the day before the famous Boston Marathon. As a guest speaker, Uta will reach out to the participants of the DFMC Patient and In-Memory Partner Program, which honors children treated at the cancer institute and those who are running on their behalf. She is looking forward to extending her gratitude and offering words of inspiration to these extraordinary athletes who are raising money, all of which will benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The more than 500 runners of the 2012 DFMC team are striving to raise an astounding $4.8 million. Since the DFMC first participated in the Boston Marathon’s official charity program in 1990, their charity runners have raised more than $52 million.

For more information please visit www.Dana-Farber.org and www.RunDFMC.org

April 14, 2012

Boston/Massachusetts

Team Hoyt Pasta Dinner


Time:
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location:

Sheraton Boston Hotel, Prudential Center, Commonwealth Room—3rd floor, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199.

The Hoyt Foundation’s charity runners come together two days before the Boston Marathon by invitation of their sponsor, John Hancock, for their annual pasta dinner. As the team’s experienced coach, Uta—a three-time Boston Marathon Champion—is excited to have the opportunity once again to speak and to offer her support to the runners as well as their family and friends at the banquet. Inspired by each team member’s unique story and tremendous personal commitment, she looks forward to sharing last-minute tips and insights for running the marathon at the end of the team’s months of hard and dedicated training.

Team members from the United States, Canada, and even Australia aim to raise a record $200,000 as they join Dick and Rick Hoyt for their 30th Boston Marathon. One-hundred percent of the proceeds of the runners’ fundraising efforts will benefit the Hoyt Foundation—established by the inspiring father-and-son team—and its charitable work. It is going to be a memory-making and ‘FUN’draising evening!

For more information please visit www.TeamHoyt.com and www.TeamHoyt.com/TheHoytFoundation