Date: Sat 09/24/11 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Link: 2nd Annual NYC Barefoot Run Event Overview Welcome to the 2011 New York City Barefoot Run! If you came last year, then you know that the NYCBR is more than just a race. It is a weekend of educational, social, and athletic events for the growing barefoot running community – curious beginners as well as seasoned experts. LEARN • Attend clinics on barefoot running, walking, posture, and natural movement • Hear lectures and talks by this year’s Kudus • Try out the latest minimalist shoes and products MEET • Have a beer with the Kudus • Meet members of the barefoot running community MOVE • Run a new type of race (not your traditional 5k/10k) • Run wild on an island in the middle of New York Harbor Schedule The NYCBR will take place in New York City on the weekend of September 24-25, 2011. • Saturday, September 24th, 2011 (all day): Clinics, talks, and lectures – Manhattan • Sunday, September 25th, 2011 (morning): The Run – Governors Island, NYC The Run is being held at historic Governors Island in New York Harbor. Governors Island is just a five-minute ferry ride from lower Manhattan (ferry provided), with stunning views of the lower Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn. The island is 2.1 miles around, flat, and no car traffic. We will finalize and post the schedule closer to the event. Format Bored with the same old 5k/10k? So are we. Run Your Distance (RYD) is a new run format where everyone starts together, and then each person runs the distance they’re able to run. It accommodates beginners and experts, and it forces runners to listen to their bodies to decide when to stop. Last year we had people walk 2 miles, and we had someone run 28 miles. We’re also bored with the old “run and done”: pound out some miles, get a bad t-shirt, scarf a banana, and go home. Think of the NYCBR as more of a party, with a run beforehand. We will finalize and post the format closer to the event. Cost Registration costs $65. This includes access to all NYCBR events (clinics, talks, the run), a tech tee (not just a cotton t-shirt), discounts on sponsor apparel, entry in the Runner’s Raffle, ferry ride to and from Governors Island, and food and beverage at the Run. The registration price will increase closer to the event, so register now. Travel and Accommodations Last year, participants flew in from Sweden, London, Alabama, California, Seattle, New Mexico, and more. For the full experience, we recommend that out-of-towners arrive on Friday evening or early Saturday morning. We will organize a casual “hydration” party at a bar on Friday evening for people who have already arrived. (Though don’t change all your travel plans and take a day off from work just to make it.) We will be arranging recommendations for travel and accommodations.