Get Ready! International Barefoot Running Day is on May 6!

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  1. Barefoot TJ Administrator
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    Get Ready! International Barefoot Running Day is on May 6!

    International Barefoot Running Day (IBRD) takes place on Sunday, May 6, this year. Be sure to run barefoot on that day. Better yet, run with some friends. Consider hosting a friendly get-together run or join one in progress. To see events building around the world, please visit http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/pages/IBRD/. If you are interested in hosting a friendly run, please register your event at http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/pages/ibrd_events_registration/.

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    2012 International Barefoot Running Day™ (IBRD™)

    The Barefoot Runners Society (BRS) is proud to announce the 2nd annual International Barefoot Running Day™ (IBRD™) on 6 May 2012.

    After our smashing success last year, we hope to double the turnout this year. IBRD is a grassroots, inclusive effort to promote barefoot running as a healthy and viable way to run. It’s also about having fun and delighting in the idea of running barefoot with thousands of people worldwide on the same day.

    Read about last year's event IBRD 2011 Report and at the IBRD Forum.

    IBRD™ 2012

    • WHEN: May 6, 2012
    • WHERE: Everywhere, worldwide
    • HOW FAR: Fun runs of 1km and 5km; some locations may have other distances as well
    • WHY:
      • To bring awareness to barefoot and minimalist running
      • To show support for this sport we love
      • To have loads of fun in an worldwide moment of barefoot solidarity
    Click the IBRD Local Events Listing to find an event near you.

    Want to set up a meeting place in your area? Click for IBRD Event Registration Page. (BRS membership required. You must be logged in to post your event.)

    Click for Information on how to get started and get your event noticed.

    Click for IBRD FAQs for Local Event Organizers.

    Click to get your 2012 IBRD Tee Shirts.

    Click for Official IBRD Tee Shirt Contest.

    Click to download IBRD Event Registration Form.

    For more info, please contact IBRD@TheBarefootRunners.org.

    "International Barefoot Running Day" and "IBRD" are Trademarks of the Barefoot Runners Society, LLC. All right reserved.

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  2. Rusinque Barefooters
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    Wow those shirts are kinda expensive. Maybe if you bought them in bulk and sold it here, it would be cheaper for everyone.
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    It would be a difficult thing to do, as we don't have the money upfront to buy merchandise, then to know how much of each type of shirt and size of shirt to buy, then have to store it all, then have to handle it all with packaging them up when someone ordered them, then have to go stand at the post office and ship them out and pay for that too. I hope you understand, but it just isn't feasible for the small group of us running the BRS to do.

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    All listed and ready to roll, going see how many I can get out for this little run.

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    Looking forward to our second annual IBRD event on Siesta Key, Florida. Got the shirt as well. Thanks to all at BRS for making this day possible.

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  7. Zetti Barefooters
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    If you get the basic Tshirt option its around 20 dollars. That's not too bad in comparison with the price you might pay for an everyday Tshirt. Plus you get the benefit of being a walking piece of propaganda for the BFR cause. Does it get any better than that?!?

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    Looking forward to this event.

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    My wife is wearing the T-Shirt and getting our flyers out in the community. Plan to double the numbers this year! Just ran the 3 miles on the beach at an 8:20 pace. Heaven!

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  10. Zetti Barefooters
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    Beach running is the best. Cleans the feet and the soul!

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    I am signed up for a 10K on May 5th (don't know if I'm up to doing the whole thing bare...), so I will celebrate IBRD by putting those bare feet up somewhere. Is that good enough?:)

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    Slovenia is going strong! We expect record number of barefoot ruuners, more than 100 already applied :)

    And today we have are moment of glory on biggest commercial TV network in Slovenia, POP TV



    Looking forward to Sunday :)
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    I so wish I could understand your language, Marko!

    You are doing an excellent job of promoting barefoot running in your part of the world. I am so proud of you and your group.

    How many attended last year?

    Congrats on the rockin' interview!

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    I'll be camping with about a thousand Scouts at a Jamboree this weekend, and I'm sick as a dog. Looks like I'm sidelined for IBRD this year.

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    Thanks TJ!

    Yes, I know, I don't now how to translate everything - we talked about barefoot running in general, minimalistic footwear, possible injuries and IBRD on Sunday.
    Last year we had 60 runners, this year we'll surpase this number for sure.

    thank you again, we our proud to belong BRS, you are great! :)

    Have a great Sunday!
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    I'm dedicating my run on May 6 to Caballo from McDougall's Born To Run, barefoot running is heaven here and now. have a great run everyone.
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    Great work..

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    Our team have been getting flyers out in the local stores. Looking forward to tomorrow and getting some great pics of the event to post here.

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    What an awesome day!!

    https://picasaweb.google.com/113076862803706759507/2SlovenskiBosiTekByIgorZonik#5739462731216629266

    I still gather data and photos, but I already can say, that we hosted about 120 runners and at least one dog! The youngest runners was less than 2 yr old, the oldest was 80. Rain and wet pavement couldn't stop us - puddles were pure joy :)

    Whole report tommorow, still excited and happy! Hope you all had a great IBRD!!

    We also collect more than 100 pairs of used footwear for charity.

    Marko from Slovenia
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    Sounds like an awesome event, Marko! You guys rock! Looking forward to the report.

    Just looked at the pictures. Wow! That looked like a great time. I wish I could have been there to take part in the lunch too. I would have LOVED running in the rain with you all!

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