Barefoot Runners Society
2014 INTERNATIONAL BAREFOOT RUNNING DAY! - UPDATED as of 04/23/14!!!!
WE HAVE ADDED FIVE MORE EVENTS SINCE YESTERDAY, SO CHECK THEM OUT.
These are the events we have registered...SO FAR! Last year, we had over 53 events that registered with many more that did not register. If you don't find an event near you, consider hosting your own IBRD event! Check out the info above for more details! I will keep this list updated as we add more, so keep checking back! You can find details about each of these events here: http://thebarefootrunners.org/pages/IBRD/
Winter Challenge Summary 2013-2014
By Barefoot YOW
Alaska to Georgia + 3 more miles!!!
That’s an amazing 3549 miles or 5712 kilometres. The same distance racked up by BRS runners in our 2013 Winter Challenge. That’s skin on the ground, snow, or ice. No 5-fingers. No minimalist. No socks. True bare feet on frozen ground, and 1200 miles more than any previous year in the existence of the Challenge. Do you remember the Polar Vortex? Our runners certainly do. This was the coldest winter in North America in 20 to 120 years (depending on your region). Our rules (because there are always rules…) were simple.
1. Runs must be BAREFOOT
2. Temperature with...
Potawatomi 50M Trail Run
“8 o’clock. If I fall asleep now I can get 1…2…3… 6 and a half hours sleep…”
“10:30… 11:15… 12:40… 1:15… 2:15…”
“2:15. Alarm’s set for 2:30… 2:15? Let’s Go!”
I leap out of bed Saturday morning, 2:15. Two hours to drive, pick up my race packet, and be ready.
“The cannon fires at 6 a.m.!! Enough clothes? Check. Heart Rate Monitor? Check. Shoes? Socks? Gu? Nuun? Hats? Gloves? Check Check Check. Today I get to run 50 miles.”
I drive to McNaughton Park in Pekin, IL (pitstop at McD’s for 2 sausage burritos – yum!). It’s dark, but the atmosphere is electric. The runners doing 150 started yesterday at Noon. Many are on their 7th or 8th 10-mile loop. There are several options at the Potawatomi Trail Runs: 50, 100, 150, (Sometimes one or two brave souls do 200.), and then a 30-mile fun run at 8 p.m. Saturday night. I’m...
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