Welcome to the Arizona - Phoenix Chapter of the Barefoot Runners Society!
As your new Chapter President, I would like to grow the membership, increase overall Chapter activity, and schedule and host some group Chapter Runs. This group welcomes anyone interested in barefoot or minimalist running, from beginners experimenting with proper running form and lighter, more flexible footwear, to those who do most or all of their running barefoot.
I encourage all members to add themselves to the Member Map on this site. Since the Phoenix metro area is so geographically large, the map will help you visualize where other Chapter members are for the purposes of planning runs and other related get-togethers. Here’s the link to the Member Map: http://thebarefootrunners.org/memberMap.
If you’re a new member, consider introducing yourself with a brief post to the forum. Let’s use this site to share barefoot/minimalist running ideas and experiences, and to get to know each other. To spread interest and educate others, please share with receptive people around you your experiences with minimalism/barefooting, and let them know about the Barefoot Runners Society and our local chapter. Also, consider purchasing a BRS T-shirt from the BRS online store, as it can be an effective conversation starter.