The 8th Annual International Barefoot Running Day™ will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018!
It's that time of year again! Time to start the 2018 IBRD Tee Shirt DESIGN phase of our 2018 IBRD Tee Shirt Contest!
The International Barefoot Running Day T-shirt design contest has begun! The contest idea was inspired by the threads with awesome barefoot sayings and some great foot print designs added to the Zazzle store shirts.
In order to get the word out about 2018 International Barefoot Running Day and give us some awesome shirt choices for this wonderful event, we are going to have a contest. If you've got design skills, then we'd like to see...
I plan on setting up the BarefootRunning.com canopy at the Surf City Marathon 2018 February 04, if the weather is reasonably nice ;-} Somewhere on the Bolsa Chica State Beach Multi-Use (bike) Path, probably near Sea Legs Restaurant between miles 20 and 21.
As usual I will attempt to shoot any barefoot runners (with my camera) and other interesting runners too. Any photos that turn out will be available for free at barefootrunning.com/?p=11076
Go Tell It On the “Mount”ain By Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
We often get emails that make us smile. This one from physician colleague Dr Jacob Hofer caught me by surprise in early November.
Good Morning Mark,
I thought you might be interested. . . our cross country team won the class C sectional race (see below) and will be going to the state championship next Saturday. We have mandated that all training takes place in barefoot shoes (Merrell Trail Glove or Bare Access) and have had no injuries this season to date, with the exception of two mild muscle strains which healed quickly without difficulty. To my knowledge, we are the only high school cross country team in the country that makes barefoot shoes a requirement. We expect to be in the top 3 in the state in class C, but we will see how it goes. Have a great week! Jake
The Little Rock Jingle Bell Run, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, was my first formal race, so it holds a special place in my heart. I ran it again this year with friends and got my best 5K time of the year; very pleased. Along the way, another runner told me that I was brave to run barefoot. I thanked her but told her that I had over 400 barefoot running miles this year so this was easy. I don't really know how many barefoot miles I've run but I do have over 400 miles for which I've kept track. I did a tally in my head and think I have 44 miles in races alone: four 5K, three 10K and one half. It's been a good year.