Dr. Miho Tanaka: Fitness & Safety Tips For The Baltimore Running Festival | WYPR

Dr. Miho Tanaka: Fitness & Safety Tips For The Baltimore Running Festival

Oct 18, 2017


Almost 24,000 people are expected to participate in the 17th annual Baltimore Running Festival.

On Saturday, thousands of runners will hit the streets to participate in the Baltimore Running Festival. More than 24,000 runners from all 50 states and 30 nations are expected to descend on the Charm City to run our historic streets. That’s a lot of folks taking a lot of steps, and that leaves a lot of room for twisted ankles, swollen knees and sore backs.  

Dr. Miho Tanaka is an orthopedic surgeon and the Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Before moving to Baltimore, she was the team physician for WNBA teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Surge. She also served as assistant team physician for the Baltimore Orioles and professional women’s basketball team, the NY Liberty.

She joins Tom to talk about ways to avoid injuries on race day and beyond.

How will the Baltimore Running Festival effect traffic patterns this Saturday? See traffic modification advisory

Not running in the marathon? Know a teen who's thinking about college? On Saturday, October 21, there will be a College App Hackathon and College Admission Fair at the Startup Nest on Severn Street in Baltimore. The event starts at 9am. Representatives from more than 40 colleges, universities and programs will be on-site, and some of them will be offering instant admission decisions.  High School seniors are encouraged to bring at least 10 copies of their transcript and SAT or ACT scores. Click here for registration.