May
12
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by Barefoot TJ at 12:42 PM
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:coldfeet: Winter Challenge :coldfeet:
2017-2018 open for Southern Hemisphere

By Hikerdana

For all those living south of the equator now is your time to enter the winter barefoot challenge.

8th Annual Winter Challenge

Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you run or walk at least 1/3 of a mile in one outing.

Challenge yourself and run/walk in the cold or even the snow.

Southern Hemisphere the challenge runs from April 1 2017 to Sept 31, 2017
Northern Hemisphere the challenge runs from Oct 1 2016 to March 31 2017


RULES
1. All runs/walks must be BAREFOOT
2. Temperature with windchill must be less than or equal to 50°F (10°C)
3. Any run/walk of 1/3 mile (0.5 km) or over can be counted
4. Add your total distance and runs in the appropriate temperature range on the following spreadsheet:...
May
12
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by Barefoot TJ at 12:33 PM
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:coldfeet: Winter Challenge Summary :coldfeet:

2016-2017
By Hikerdana

The 2016 Winter Challenge has ended. Everyone who took part in the event should have been awarded their 2016 Winter Challenge medal. If not, please let me (Hikerdana) know.

Results of the Winter Challenge 2016-2017
(Hopefully I was given the correct envelope. :oops:)

Total number of outings 1,286

Miles covered 4,995.8 (8039.96 km)

Miles covered in below freezing temperatures 1,522.9 (2450.87 km)

Grand Champion YVONNE with 742.69 miles (1195.24 km)

N. America Winner TRISTAN with 326.6 miles (525.61 km)

Europe Winner...​
May
07
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by Tristan at 9:28 AM
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Cap City 1/2 Marathon, I finally broke 1:30!!

April 29th, 2017 time for my favorite half marathon again! And for the 4th time I was also accompanied by my friend and fellow barefoot runner @Yvonne. I've done it a couple prior years just myself, and several times doing the 5k before I was a barefoot runner. I've been attending this one more than any other over the years. Always such a great party after! More on that one later... :nailbiting:

This year the weather did not look good. It's always a mixed bag this time of year. Weather showed a good chance of rain, possible thunderstorms, wind, and warmish temps for this time of year (60's F). Not what I was hoping for at all! Thought the hourly showed a lesser chance around daybreak. Besides weather, I also wasn't in that great of shape myself... I didn't really carb load much other than eat and extra couple pieces of fruit the previous day and...​
May
06
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by Barefoot TJ at 8:35 AM
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List of 7th annual IBRD events taking place TOMORROW around the world!

Quite impressive! If you are hosting an event, please be sure to take pictures and share them along with a short (or long) summary of your day here: https://www.thebarefootrunners.org/threads/2017-ibrd-reports.20521/#post-188319

Australia (South), Adelaide

Belgium, Louvain-la-Neuve

California, Los Angeles

California, San Diego...