Official Postponement Statement from the Barefoot Runners Society regarding 2020 IBRD & COVID-19

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    Official Postponement Statement from the Barefoot Runners Society regarding 2020 International Barefoot Running Day and COVID-19


    It is becoming increasingly apparent that the recommendation to cancel public gatherings is rising all around the world by many governing bodies, top companies, and health organizations such as the WHO (World Health Organization) and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We are no different. In fact, here are some eye-opening event cancellation lists:
    We’re not on the downside of this pandemic; we’re on the upside. And, although it is very concerning, there are still reasons to not panic: https://tinyurl.com/yx5o6rq5

    It’s time to do the right thing though, the responsible thing. So, with that said, it is with a heavy mind that the Barefoot Runners Society has decided to postpone this year’s 2020 International Barefoot Running Day until a vaccine has been procured and the pandemic status on COVID-19 has been downgraded.

    We can all do our part by lessening our impact and transmission of this disease by not gathering together. The BRS’s recommendation is that you wait to run in groups until this virus is under control, but we realize that people are going to run whether we wish them to or not (hopefully, responsibly). Of course, if you are ill, please stay home.

    Please follow this advice from the WHO to protect yourself and others from getting sick:

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    This is temporary. We will get through this. There will be another IBRD!

    Stay well!


    TJ


    P.S. If you would like to share in this discussion, there will be one thread dedicated to this topic here: https://www.thebarefootrunners.org/threads/the-coronavirus-international-barefoot-running-day.22277/
     
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    Definitely the right call TJ. Once again - thank you so much for all that you do for this site and the barefoot running community. Barefoot running is supposed to be all about good healthy fun, not having to make stressful decisions like this. Please know that all the effort you put into keeping this site available to all of us goofballs to communicate with each other is very much appreciated. Stay well. We will all get through this.:):barefoot:
     
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    Thank you so much! That means a lot.
     
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