Event Listing

Event Logo World Class Race Walk Clinic
Friday, April 24, 2020 - Sunday, April 26, 2020
Ike Owings Community Center
Douglasville, GA

World Class Race Walk Clinic

Led by world-renowned coach and clinician Dave McGovern, hosted by USATF Georgia

April 24-26, 2020
Ike Owings Community Center, 8830 Gurley Rd, Douglasville, GA 30134

Registration Form

Tentative Agenda

  • Friday
    • 6:30 – 9:00pm—Pasta dinner, introductions & orientation.
  • Saturday
    • 9:00am—Track session. Warm-ups, then technique sessions and flexibility/technique drills; shoe store “field trip”.
    • 1:00pm-4:00pm--Lunch break, then in-classroom technique talk and video review session, followed by a short track workout.
  • Sunday
    • 8:00am – 12:00pm—Morning training talk, then session w/ heart rate monitoring, followed by lunch.
    • 1:00pm—Heart rate results, racewalk/marathon walking training lecture, then wrap-up.
Do you want to learn to Racewalk? Or to Racewalk Faster? Or even expand your coaching training with the race walk? Join us in Douglasville, Georgia as we welcome long-time United States National Racewalk Team member and fifteen-time U.S. National Champion Dave McGovern for this unique racewalking event. Dave’s Clinic is appropriate for ALL levels, participants will learn techniques used by elite walkers to racewalk faster and more efficiently with fewer injuries. Don’t worry if you don’t race, these same techniques can help you to lose weight, get fit and feel great!

Dave McGovern has been a competitive racewalker and racewalking coach for the past thirty-seven years. He has won fifteen U.S. Championships and is the only eight-time US Olympic Trials finalist in any track & field event. In addition to conducting his “World Class Racewalking” clinics all over the known Universe, Dave, who holds a Master's Degree in Sport Science from the United States Sports Academy, is a USATF, LSA- and CCFA-certified coach who has led dozens of former clinic participants to youth, junior, open and masters American and World Championship titles and records, including coaching seven clinic alumni all the way to the US Olympic Trials. Dave is the National Head Coach for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s “Team Challenge” half-marathon team, and was the Team USA Head Coach for the 2012 World Cup of Racewalking in Saransk, Russia. He is the author of Precision Walking, The Complete Guide to Racewalking Technique and Training, The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking and The Complete Guide to Competitive Walking.