Selecting the Right Energy Gels

We are so excited to welcome Holly Ortlund to the Moms' Run this year as a guest runner. Holly is also going to be conducting a runners' clinic on the topic of energy gels.

Runners’ Clinic: Selecting the Right Energy Gels

6-7 p.m. Friday, May 11 at TrySports, 1903 Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant

This free clinic is being held in conjunction with race packet pickup for the ninth annual Moms’ Run May 12 on Daniel Island.

Speaker: Holly Ortlund of, a website that provides reviews, comparisons and information on energy gels. Ortlund has degrees in exercise physiology and biology. She spent eight years as the director of research and development for a small sports nutrition startup where she formulated the gels and flavors.

Ortlund, who lives in Decatur, Ga., runs about 40 miles a week and competes in races once or twice a month. In 2011, she placed first overall in the Georgia State Trail Running Championships, Big Peach 5K, Heart & Soles 5K and the Cantrell Center 5K. She also placed first with a time of 17:59 in the 2010 Atlanta Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K.