First Group Run! April 14th 10:00 a.m. at Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach

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  1. curraheeeasyc

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    I'd like to do our first get-together/group run on Saturday April 14th at 10:00 a.m., Frank Brown Park, PCB.
    http://www.playballinparadise.com/park.htm

    We can meet up near the tennis courts and then go for a run on the newly paved Gayles Trails. Should be nice smooth new asphalt to suit all levels of barefoot runners. Afterwards depending on how many show up and how we all feel, we can go for coffee or lunch and discuss the future of the chapter. Please respond here with your thoughts and if you intend to participate. If you do I need to send you a membership application that includes a liability waiver before we can do this officially. If you just want to show up last minute, I'll bring some printed out that you can fill out on the spot!
     
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    I wish I could go, but I'll be out of town that weekend. :(
     
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    Well, I hope to hold these things regularly so please stay tuned! Any suggestions are welcome as well.
     
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    I've not run them, but there might be some good trail running in Point Washington State Forest which is halfway between Panama City and Ft Walton Beach/Niceville/Destin.
     
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    Yeah I've run there as has Gidds I believe. Sounds like a great place for the next group run. It's pretty sandy with the occasional stretch of stubby roots and such, but overall ok for barefoot running. Here's some pics of the trails there:

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    I'll try to post that sort of info in both places, but Facebook is nice for having an event calendar including RSVPing, giving me an idea if/how many people intend to come. I don't think we can have our own calendar here on BRS, I think it's only for the whole site, not chapter specific.
     
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    Either one sounds great! I wish we could get more of the members in here and active!
     
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    Haha. I'll try some of those things. I think I"ll write to the local running clubs and ask them to disseminate our info to any of their members that run barefoot or minimalist, see what they say.
     
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    Here's a message I sent to Panhandle Runners on facebook:
    Hi! I'm the Chapter President for the Panhandle Chapter of the Barefoot Runners Society. We're fairly new and looking for members who enjoy or are interested in barefoot running and minimalist running. At this point in time we're just looking to be more of a social function through discussion and occasional group runs, not really holding race events or anything of that advanced nature. I'd love to hear from you guys at Panhandle Runners for ideas to help us get the word out about our new chapter and we'd love for any of your members who are interested in or who currently run barefoot or minimalist to come check out our site and share their thoughts on barefoot running, good places to run barefoot, experiences, etc. I'd be very grateful if you would do us the huge favor of letting your members know about us and I look forward to hearing from you! You can find us on facebook or at thebarefootrunners.org. You can email me directly at curraheeeasyc@yahoo.com.
     
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    Yeah I didn't want it to sound like I was trying to poach their members or anything! Good idea about the running stores, I'll see if they have a bulletin board or anything. Maybe Starbucks will let me post it on their board.
     
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    There's two Starbucks over here on 98 around Sandestin also. I occasionally see min. runners in the area.
     
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    I checked the two local state college web pages and I don't see that they have any cross country or running clubs or teams but maybe they have a student activities bulletin board?
     
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    Florida Running Clubs
    You could see about getting a listing or there are two or three local listings that I see
     
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    I'll try to put together a flyer that we can all put up in appropriate places in the near future!
     
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    Well, looks like prime time! Here's what the Panhandle Runners replied:
    Please come to our club meeting April 19th. It starts at 6 pm. at the back of Hancock Bank on 23rd Street. I think it is 1022 W. 23rd St. Come tell us your story! Hope to see you then.

    Any one by any chance wanna join me?
     
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    Here's a draft of a flyer to put out. What do you think?

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    I might take out the bit about shoes and put in the less confrontational: We are a social group of barefoot and minimalist runners who believe that our feet are an engineering marvel and find that barefoot/minimal works for us....etc.
     
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    Here's the revised edition. Better?
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    Much more positive but have you considered this angle: Want to run for fitness but get discouraged? Love to run but hate running injuries? Have you been told to give up running? Are you tired of "hamstering" around the track or treadmill?

    Have you considered barefoot running?

    It's fun and it's free! Come check it out with us at...
     
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