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  1. Tyler J L

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    I feel like we need more people in the Iowa Chapter. Let's find a way to get the word out for people to join our chapter and have meet ups some time.
     
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  2. Royce Kilgore

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    I'm working on it. I'm participating in a barefoot group run tomorrow with the local trail running group, Driftless Dirt. This is the first such event that I've seen in my area. I'd like it to be a regular thing. Its 5:15 at the Mines of Spain if you're in the area.

    I've been running in some local races as well. (I always get first place in the barefoot division ;)) With each race I get more and more questions, so something is happening.

    I've reached out to the local running club, but there isn't a lot of interest in barefoot running there. Runners around here are in love with their shoes.

    If you have any suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them.
     
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  3. Tyler J L

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    Thanks for getting back to me Royce! I would like to get some people in Iowa who do like being barefoot together at Grays Lake sometime or maybe have a barefoot picnic.
     
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  4. Tyler J L

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    Or maybe throw out a challenge to some other runners around here to try the barefoot experience.
     
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  5. Barefoot TJ

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    Sounds good. Looking forward to hearing more about those new group barefoot runs.
     
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    I unfortunately won't be able to do that because I'm from Des Moines and Dubuque is a long drive for me. But if you encourage some of the runners who still like wearing shoes to try it I would just let them warm up to it. You'll want to keep them coming back. But take pictures of the Driftless dirt group if you can.
     
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