LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University will host a lecture and book signing with author Christopher McDougall at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21 in Price Auditorium. McDougall is the author of “Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.” The event is free and the public is invited to attend.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
McDougall will lecture about his own running experiences with the Tarahumara Indians in the deadly Copper Canyons of Mexico. He will also explain how he went from not being able to run to completing a 50 mile trail race. The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes with a book signing immediately following.
A limited supply of books will be available at the event, so event sponsors urge guests to purchase a book beforehand. “Born To Run” is available at D. Dashem Books on Main Street in Lock Haven and at the SCC Bookstore.
McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men’s Health Magazine. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, and New York.
The event is sponsored by the Lock Haven University Athletic Training Club along with the PA Trail Dogs.