Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter of the Barefoot Runners Society!
As you may already know, each chapter is individually run by a local Chapter President, but with the same mission and goals as the entire society:
Mission: To offer resources that unite barefoot and minimalist runners from around the world; To promote barefoot running around the world and at race events as a competitive sport; To educate the running public on the health benefits of barefoot and minimalist running; To dispel the myths associated with barefoot running that negatively impact the sport.
I'm sure we've all gotten the looks, the questions and of course, the people who think we are downright crazy. Well, what better way to feel better than to find a bunch of other crazies and talk about it.
This year we will be having some group runs where we can all meet up and run in a packs. Whether you are just starting out or have been running barefoot/minimalist for years, everyone will be welcome, even curious shod runners. This is not a place for judgement or condemnation, but acceptance. If that sounds too new age for you, well, it just may be.
Please use this board to post any races you may be running, as a way to find other local runners or just to chat about barefoot running. Our injuries tend to be different and our equipment is too, so this is a great resource to answer any concerns you are having. Newer runners, remember to start slow and ease into and you veterans, just keep on keeping on.
Anyhoo, welcome to the NJ Chapter, and lets make 2014 a great year!