GIVEAWAY! What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? Children's Book, expires February 21 at noon, EST

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  1. Barefoot TJ

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    We are giving away a copy of the children's book, What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? to one lucky winner. This contest expires on February 21 at noon, EST. See contest rules below.

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    Authored by John McClung
    Illustrated by Laura Hollingsworth

    Children's literature's answer to Born to Run.

    (And you can purchase additional copies here for only $12.95 USD: https://www.createspace.com/3946420)

    The first and only children's book about barefoot running, What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? teaches children about the inherent silliness of our culture's obsession with shoes through an entertaining tale that kids will love. The book tells the story of a little bear cub who is eager to go run around outside but unfortunately has some very human preconceptions about what he needs to wear on his feet. He peppers his bemused mother with a series of increasingly silly questions as she patiently reminds him that "a bear's foot should be barefoot."

    Written in charming verse and vibrantly illustrated, What Should I Put on My Feet to Go Run? will enchant readers of all ages. Whether you're a fan of FiveFingers or just of bears and their toes, a minimalist marathon runner or a child who loves to play outside, the book will remind you of the simple childhood joys of bare feet, soft grass, and warm summer sunshine.

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    Excerpt:

    "But what about sneakers, should I wear some of those
    While I'm running around so I don't stub my toes?"
    ...
    "No, silly bear--listen to me, please:
    To go run around you don't need galoshes or skis.
    "You just need some feet and some fur in the breeze
    And some grass and some sunlight, and maybe some trees.
    "For a bear's foot should be barefoot; it's really the best way
    For a bear to run around on a honey-sunny day."

    You may recognize or know the author. He's one of us!

    About the author:
    John McClung is a lawyer and barefoot runner who lives with his wife Emily in the mountains of eastern Arizona, where there are many bears, none of whom wear shoes. He writes about their adventures in his blog, Barefoot in Arizona (bfinaz.blogspot.com) ; (http://bfinaz.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-book-is-now-available-in-print.html).

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    RULES OF THIS CONTEST:


    1.) You must post to this thread.

    2.) This contest is for BRS members only. You must be a registered member in order to post to this thread.

    3.) You may only post one time. Posting more than once will void your entry.

    4.) We will use a random number generator to select the winner.

    5.) This contest ends at Noon, EST, on Thursday, February 21, 2012.

    6.) After you have read the book (might want to get the opinion of your child too!), we ask that you write a review to appear in the Gear & Footwear Forum, the Product Review Forum, and your own personal site, should you have one.



    LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!
     
  2. <3 2 run

    <3 2 run Barefooters

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    Cute:) definitely something I would like to teach my daughter.
     
  3. inbetweenmytoes

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    Would love this one.
     
  4. Big Joel

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    My daughter would love this! Im in!
     

  5. David Levinson

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    My daughter is very interested in running. This would be great for her!
     
  6. Matt M

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    I have three girls at home, one who is barefoot curious. This book would be great.
     
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  8. George Carter

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    Brilliant! Count me in :)
     
  9. murls

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    awesome!
     

  10. Grizzly16

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    My little runner would love a copy.
     
  11. Vampire

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    Fantastic, I'm in!
     

  12. rickwhitelaw

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    Sure, I'd love a copy. Then I can get it signed at the Grand Canyon.
     
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  13. Nathalie Bouchard

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    Right on Mr. McClung! Cute as it can be!!!
     
  14. Barefoot TJ

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    We have our winner! Lucky #3, <3 2 run. We will be contacting you shortly.

    For those of you who didn't win and those who didn't take part, please consider purchasing a copy of this beautifully illustrated and cleverly written book. You will be supporting a fellow barefooter and BRS member. You can find it at Amazon for $12.95 (http://www.amazon.com/What-Should-Put-Feet-Run/dp/1480273287/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361480327&sr=1-1&keywords=what should i put on my feet to go run) or go through John's website, links above.

    Thanks to all who entered our contest!
     

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