Amis Sans Shoes Events

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    Amis Sans Shoes Events
    By Paul Beales


    Have you heard the recent buzz that’s going on in the barefoot running world about the barefoot 10K global charity event that is taking place all around the world this year?

    Amis Sans Shoes (Friends Without Shoes for the non-Franglais) is a community page on Facebook that is asking barefoot runners, walkers, and hikers from all around the world to meet up, run together and share their experiences with the rest of the world, all in support of international aid charity CARE International.

    CARE International reached more than 82 million people last year, working in 87 countries, implementing long-term programmes to fight poverty, responding to humanitarian emergencies, and advocating for policy change to improve the lives of the poorest people.

    CARE has been doing much-needed, excellent work in the Philippines recently. 14.1 million people were affected by the recent typhoon there, leaving 4.1 million displaced and more than 6,000 people dead. CARE are currently working to deliver emergency relief in three areas of the Philippines: Leyte, Samar, and Panay. Their target is to reach 200,000 people with lifesaving food, shelter, other assistance, and help communities recover in the months and years to come.

    For more details of their good work, visit: http://www.careinternational.org.uk

    The first ‘Amis’ event this year is a 10K BAREFOOT CHARITY RUN/WALK/HIKE to take place between 1st March and 31st August (including some events which will coincide with the Barefoot Runners Society’s International Barefoot Running Day on 4th May.)

    The 10K must be done in one run/walk/hike WITH AT LEAST ONE OTHER BAREFOOTER, anytime, anywhere, and can be done as a run, walk, hike, ramble, track event, social run, fell race, competitive road race, or even a TrailBall® Challenge. It can also be done in conjunction with any other existing 10K event PROVIDED that at least one other barefooter attends the same event.

    BE WARNED HOWEVER - NO SHOES ARE ALLOWED FOR ANY OF THE 10K - including minimalist shoes, toe shoes, socks, or huarache sandals! This is strictly for us barefooters.

    The entry fee is £18.50 per person, and all monies raised will be donated to CARE International. All entrants will receive a personalised printed race number together with an information pack prior to their event and an exclusive commemorative enamelled medal and ribbon on completion of their event.

    Confirmed events are being planned in South Wales and Coventry in the UK, in Warmia in Poland, and in the Philippines. It is hoped that many more events in all countries will soon be appearing on the Facebook page as more and more people sign up.

    The Amis’ motto as displayed on their web pages is “Barefoot, we're almost always at peace. We're gentle and tolerant with our fellow man.” - Barbara Holland

    This is a very ambitious project from Paul Beales and Julia Bradburn, and we should all support them by signing up and having some barefoot fun in the sun this Summer!

    Amis Sans Shoes can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/amissansshoes and on Twitter at @amissansshoes.

    The 10K event page is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/641221615900274/

    The ticket website is at: http://amissansshoes.eventbrite.co.uk/

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    Just over two weeks to go! Where will you be doing your 10K fun run in the sun?

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    Just over one week to go to the start of the Amis 10K Barefoot events!

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    Three days to go! On your marks ....

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