HANOVER, N.H. – Four local runners known on a national level will lead a panel discussion the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Dartmouth’s Floren Varsity House to help benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD).

Current Big Green runner Abbey D'Agostino will join women’s cross country head coach and former Olympian Mark Coogan as well as Dartmouth All-American Ben True ’08 and 2009 and 2010 NCAA cross country champion Sam Chelanga. Chris Lear, author of “Running with the Buffaloes”, the story of the 1998 University of Colorado cross country team, will also be on hand.

The four will discuss training tips, nutrition, motivation, injury prevention and individualism in a team sport.

Admission to the panel discussion is just $5 for students and $10 for adults. All funds raised by this event will be matched by ‘Positive Tracks’ and donated to CHaD.

Positive Tracks is a national youth-centric non-profit organization that connects with charitable efforts and matches youth fundraising donations to double the total donation.

The panel will meet in the conference room in Floren with tickets sold at the door. For more information regarding this event, please contact Mark Coogan at 603-646-2571.