IBRD Local Events Listing

2016 International Barefoot Running Day™ (IBRD™)

Local Events Listing

Below please find a listing of local events participating in International Barefoot Running Day™ (IBRD™) on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

This is a "think global, act local" kind of event. The action occurs locally. If you have questions about a specific local event, please contact the local event organizer as listed below. Please RSVP to the local organizers.

Don't find an event in your area yet? Consider organizing one yourself at the IBRD Event Registration Page

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 1, 2016!

--The IBRD Team

Events are listed alphabetically by Country or U.S. State. Note: All times are for the local time zone in listed location.


BRS Chapter Name or Other Entity RSVP to, Contact Name, BRS Screen Name Contact Email Country or U.S. State City/Township Meeting Point Other Event Name & URL, if applicable Meeting Time Distance Other Information
BRS Arizona-Phoenix (in Tempe) Ken Hopes khopes@cox.net Arizona Tempe AZ202 freeway viaduct, parking lot under freeway overpass south of Marquee Theatre (730 N. Mill Avenue). N/A 7:00 a.m. 4.6 miles Please RSVP to Ken at khopes@cox.net. For lots more info, please see http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/threads/may-3-2015-ibrd%E2%84%A2-phoenix-arizona-chapter-fun-run-tempe-arizona.18101/.
BRS Australia (in Adelaide/Hackney) Neil Donaldson, Neil_D ns_donaldson@internode.on.net Australia Adelaide/Hackney Car Park, 10, Richmond Street N/A 2:00 p.m. 5K The course loops around the River Torrens east of the city centre. The surfaces are bitumen and grass with only very small distances of rougher surface./td>
Australia, Remergy (in Brisbane/Queensland) Russell James, Watzzupsport watzzupsport@gmail.com Australia Brisbane/Queensland Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Kurwongbah; meet at the rotunda on the central green N/A 6.45 1, 3, or 5k We will be meeting at 6.45 before the Old Petrie Town Country Market Race, so this IBRD run is not part of another "race" event. For more info, please visit http://thebarefootrunners.org/threads/may-3-2015-2015-international-barefoot-running-day-brisbane-queensland.18119/
BRS-California-Los Angeles (in Huntington Beach) (Saturday, May 2, NOT Sunday!!!!) Ken Saxton, Barefoot Ken Bob kenbobsaxton@gmail.com California Huntington Beach The Old Same Place, by the restroom, behind the Warner-Pacific Bus Stop Ken Bob's Regular Run, http://fun.barefootrunning.com 8:30AM Play-Fun-Shop, 10AM Regular Run 3-5 miles or so Saturday, May 2, NOT Sunday!!!!
BRS California-San Diego (in San Diego) Emilie Reas, etreas emiliereas@gmail.com California San Diego Balboa Park, near the Founder's statue at the NW corner of Balboa & El Prado N/A 2:00 p.m. Multiple distances, depending on runners' levels Contact Emilie for more info and to RSVP.
BRS California-San Francisco (in Clayton) Terry Orsi, Barefoot Terry terryrunsbarefoot@gmail.com California Clayton Mount Diablo - Falls Trail, 176 Regency Drive, Clayton, CA 94517: http://www.savemountdiablo.org/activities_hikes.html#falls_trail N/A 8:00 a.m. 4.8 miles (or more) Come join in the fun - barefoot, minimalist and fully shod runners welcome!!! We will meet at 8 am for the run - approximately 4.8 miles round trip - more if you are adventurous or if others want to explore other trails. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
BRS Canada (in Toronto) Gian Michele, Pileri; kalx gmpileri@gmail.com Canada Toronto High Park Bloor Street Entrance, Bloor Street, West, and High Park Avenue, Toronto, ON N/A 10:00 a.m. 1 km and 5 km barefoot walk/run for everybody! For more info and to RSVP, please contact Gian Michele, Pileri at gmpileri@gmail.com.
BRS Czech & Slovak Republic (in Liberec) Pavel Krenek pavelkrenek@seznam.cz Czech Republic Liberec Kulturni a spolecenske centrum Lidove sady Liberec (Lidové sady 425/1) N/A 15:00 (3:00 p.m.) 1 Km Run for fun - from garden of "Lidove sady" to Vysina (about 1km). There, who will want to, we will "climb up" the watch tower, have some rest and then go back. If there will be tase and weather for that we cane take back diferent path (about 3km) and stop by fireplace near to "Lesni koupaliste" (abandoned outdoor swimming pool) and barbecue some delicius meel. Please, bring your food for barbecue with you to the meeting point and from there Marcela will bring it all to fireplace .
BRS Czech & Slovak Republic (in Prague) Daniel Visser daniel@vivobarefootpraha.cz Czech Republic Prague VIVOBAREFOOT Concept Store Praha, Divadelní 322/24, Praha 1 – Staré město, 110 00 N/A 11:00 a.m. 2-3 Km but depends on your navigational skills, get lost in Petrin and it could be longer. Meetup at 11:00, run up to Petrin tower, look back at the beautiful view of the city and back again. It's the same day as the Prague International Marathon so things might get interesting as our route is also the 31-32 km part of the marathon. There will be a number of Lee Saxby's BTR coaches on hand to advise on running technique.
BRS Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania (in Dewey/Rehoboth) Mark Cantrell, macdiver macdiver_5@yahoo.com Delaware Dewey/Rehoboth Starting Area for the Coastal Delaware Running Festival, Baycenter-Lighthouse Cove, 124 Dickinson Street, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971 Coastal Delaware Running Festival


7:00 a.m. options for 9k, half and full Please contact Mark Cantrell at macdiver_5@yahoo.com for more info and to RSVP. http://www.codelrun.com
BRS Denmark (in Copenhagen) Morten Engmark me@cr8.dk Denmark Copenhagen Amager Strand, Amager Helgoland, 2300 København (Please see event invite for more info.) Copenhagen Barefoot 2015, https://www.facebook.com/events/787976841257394/ 14.00 (2:00 p.m.) 7.5K Copenhagen Barefoot is a annual barefoot run and has been arranged since 2010.
BRS District of Columbia, BRS Maryland, BRS Virginia (in District of Columbia) Rodney Wells, NYAB rodneylwells@aol.com Washington, DC District of Columbia Freedom Plaza, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Transit stops: Metro Center or Federal Triangle Race for Hope DC, http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/TR?fr_id=2360&pg=entry 7:00 a.m. 5K Please contact Rodney to RSVP. Registration is $40 to run untimed, $45 to be timed. Questions about the race and other information can be found by following the event link.
BRS France (in Bordeaux) Sanji ibrd.2015.bdx@seyres.net France Bordeaux Quai de la Douane, au Miroir d'eau, côté Garonne, Le Miroir d'eau, 33000 N/A 10:00 a.m. 5 Km Rencontre, discussion, explications aux curieux, avec un petit tour par le Pont Chaban et retour par le Pont de Pierre. Le Miroir d'eau, 33000 Bordeaux, France
BRS France (in Issy-les-Moulineaux/Paris) Christian Harberts, Christian Barefooteur courirpiedsnus@gmail.com France Issy-les-Moulineaux/Paris Parc Suzanne Lenglen (au stade), 2 Rue Louis Armand, 75015 Paris, France N/A 9:30 a.m. 5 Km Pique-nique après l'animation s'il fait beau ! Vous pouvez laisser vos affaires (dont pique-nique) dans les vestiaires du centre sportif à côté de la piste. Prévoyez un cadenas, et surtout, débrouillez-vous pour être à l’heure – on n’attend pas ;-)
BRS France (in Lyon) Emmanuel Pillet, Manu79 courirpiedsnus@gmail.com France Lyon Parc de la Tête d’Or, devant la Porte des Enfants du Rhône, (Rue de Créqui) N/A 10:00 a.m. 5 Km Please contact Emmanuel for more info and to RSVP.
BRS Georgia (in Stone Mountain) Terry Hagan, Mokaman tmokag@gmail.com Georgia Stone Mountain 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Alternative GPS address: U.S. Highway 78, East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, GA 30087 N/A 9:30 a.m. We will have a run/walk of varying distances (3 miles to 5 miles, add two miles if you would like to additionally climb and descend the mountain side, but not required, although loads of fun!) For more info, please visit http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/events/2015-international-barefoot-running-day-georgia-sunday.2056/. Contact Terry at tmokag@gmail.com to RSVP.
BRS Germany (in Marburg) Martin Guengerich, gueng guengerichm@hotmail.com Germany Marburg Leopold-Lucas-Straße 46b, DE-35037 Marburg; coordinates: 50°47'54.6"N 8°45'11.6"E Further information to follow on http://laufschule-marburg.de.vu/html/veranstaltungen.html 11:00 a.m. Barefoot running workshop with 7 km fun run Further information to follow on http://laufschule-marburg.de.vu/html/veranstaltungen.html
Hong Kong Barefoot Runners, 香港赤足跑步 Donald Wong, believew donaldwkh@yahoo.com.hk Hong Kong Kowloon tsim sha tsui clock tower 尖沙咀鐘樓 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=794274324002406&id=100002595362595 8:00 a.m. 8k or less Please contact Donald at donaldwkh@yahoo.com.hk for more info and to RSVP.
BRS Kansas (in Wichita) Frank Perez, BarefootMetalMan bfmetalman@gmail.com Kansas Wichita Hyatt Downtown by the Arkansas River, 400 West Waterman Street, Wichita, Kansas 67202 http://www.prairiefiremarathon.com/index.php/spring-race/races-registration/5k 0715-0730 5 Km The 5K race starts at 0750. We will meet before the race to join up for those who want to run together. Just look for the runners without shoes! This is the same course that they had last year, so I know it is "barefootable", but depending on your experience, you may want to carry a pair of VFFs or something. There are other events in this series including a 1 mile fun run and a 1/2 marathon. Check out the link provided for more info. The 1/2 marathon starts at 0730, but the fun run doesn't start until 0945, but it would be great if everyone could still meet before the races and hopefully hang out some afterward. BTW, I am only organizing this event, and I will not be able to attend due to relocating out of state. I wish I could be there, and I hope everyone has a GREAT IBRD 2015!
BRS Mexico (in Guadalajara, Jalisco) Octavio Magaña octaviomagana@gmail.com Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco Parque Los Colomos - El Chaco #3200 al lado del CETI - Pista de Cemento. https://es.foursquare.com/v/bosque-los-colomos-ii/4bf6a73f4d5f20a175a999fe N/A 7:00 a.m. 10K Nos vemos el Domingo 3 de Mayo en el área de Juegos iniciando la pista de cemento a las 7:00 para calentar. Empezamos a las 7:20. You can see this even on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/820452688043608/ Contact me on Twitter: @octaviomagana. Hola!, nos vamos a juntar a correr para conmemorar el día International Barefoot Runners Day (dia de correr descalzos), y queremos hacerlo por primera vez en Guadalajara en el Colomos éste Domingo, es correr descalzo o minimalista (huaraches, 5 fingers, etc) 5Km o 10Km una o dos vueltas a la pista de cemento, sino pues caminando también se vale. Por si alguien le interesa, aqui esta el evento en Facebook:
BRS Michigan (in Ann Arbor) Alan Adler, Longboard ajadlerdds@gmail.com Michigan Ann Arbor Burns Park Burns Park Run, http://www.burnsparkrun.org/ 8:00 a.m. 5K Please contact Alan for more info and to RSVP.
BRS Missouri (in St. Louis) James Kummer, flipngrip barefootjim@thebarefootrunners.org Missouri St. Louis St. Louis City Garden - Near the big screen TV - 801 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 N/A 9:00 a.m. 5K Please contact James for more info and to RSVP.
BRS Netherlands/Aardloper (in Santpoort-Noord) Jesse Koeckhoven, Jesse jessekoeckhoven@gmail.com Netherland Santpoort-Noord Paking place entrance National Park Zuid Kennemerland. Duin- en Kruidbergerweg 76 2071 LE N/A 10:00 a.m. 10K For more info and to RSVP, please contact Jesse. https://www.facebook.com/events/1588194688087424/
New York - RunBare/Barefoot Runners NYC (in New York City) Michael Sandler http://www.meetup.com/BarefootNYC/events/221997962/ New York New York City Central Park, at about 81st street in the center of Central Park N/A 9:00 a.m. Barefoot Running Clinic http://www.meetup.com/BarefootNYC/events/221997962/
BRS Norway, Barfotløping (in Oslo) Anders Levorsen, Levorsen levorsen@gmail.com Norway Oslo Sognsvann (by the gate) in Oslo Barfotløpingen dag https://www.facebook.com/events/796847010409728; https://www.facebook.com/groups/barfotloping/?fref=ts/ 1:00 p.m. We run around Sognsvann - 3.3 km Even though there is much Norwegian, please post in English and we will reply in English. Look us up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/796847010409728/; https://www.facebook.com/groups/barfotloping/?fref=ts/
BRS Slovenia (in Kranj) Marko Roblek, Rollback marko.roblek@gmail.com Slovenia Kranj Partizanska 37, Olympic pool area 5. Slovenski Bosi Tek - 5th Slovenian Barefoot Run, www.bositek.si 10:00 a.m. 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10 Please contact Marko Roblek at marko.roblek@gmail.com for more info and to RSVP. http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/entries/welcome-to-ibrd-slovenia-2014.1135/ (2014, this year will be similar).
BRS Spain (in Madrid) Rafa Diez, Entrenamiento Natural contacto@entrenamientonatural.com Spain Madrid Madrid Rio, Puerta Toledo Merendola Barefooters España, https://www.facebook.com/events/1562833920664033/ 12:00 1Km For more info and to RSVP, please contact Rafa at contacto@entrenamientonatural.com.
BRS United Kingdom (in Brighton) Paul Beales, paulbeales paulbeales@thebarefootrunners.org United Kingdom Brighton Hove Park Barefoot Brighton 5K TBC 5K, 1 mile Adult Race, 1 mile Kid's Race and TrailBall Golf Challenge More details to follow when available.
BRS Washington (in Seattle) Joel Walters, Joel (joel.19428) jtwalters@gmail.com Washington Seattle 7312 W Green Lake Drive N, Seattle, WA (next to the parking lot) N/A 9:30 a.m. 1K Please contact Joel Walters at jtwalters@gmail.com for more info and to RSVP.

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