May 5th is international barefoot running day. There are a number of races around the world where folks are congregating to run together.
Check out thebarefootrunners.org for a listing.
I'll be in Ann Arbor, MI running in the burns park run, albeit not quite barefoot. This is a great opportunity for folks to meet likeminded individuals I think. If you are going to the Ann Arbor race, please send me a message and I'll be sure to say hello!
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Thanks for posting that. Maybe I'll be able to make one of the Georgia locations (from N. Fa.). Had to miss the one held in my hometown last year.
I can do 440 in 220 90% of running is half mental I ran half of my last race on my left foot!
It's Marathon Day for me. Not doing it BF; in VFFs.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.
I think it's the spirit of the day, more than the actual footwear (or lack thereof) that is important. Good luck on your VFF marathon!
I got rained out from doing any (solo) running on IBRD. At least I ran the day before and the day after. Hope everyone else had better weather and had the opportunity to run with a barefoot/minimalist group.
Bummer on the rain. Here in Ann Arbor, we had a beautiful sunny day with large turn out of folks running a 5k and 10k barefoot, or with very little footwear.