The run is Sunday, while Day 1 is full of workshops and lectures from all the big barefoot running luminaries:
- Christopher McDougall (wrote the book Born To Run)
- Barefoot Ted
- Barefoot Ken Bob
- Jason Robillard – author of the Barefoot Running Book, and co-founder of Barefoot Running University
- Michael Sandler (author of Barefoot Running)
- Dr. Daniel Lieberman
- Erwan LeCorre (of MovNat – a cool exercise workout where you run, jump, roll, crawl, lift logs and other paleo stuff)
- Lee Saxby – leader in research in barefoot biomechanics and author of Proprioception: Making Sense of Barefoot Running
- John Durant – organizer of Barefoot Running NYC group and event organizer!
Is it 5K? 10K? Whatever K?
The run is at Governor’s Island, and is an interesting new format: Run Your Distance (RYD). 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.
How much does it cost?
The entrance fee is $75, which is more than most runs, but it 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.
I’m excited! Lots of barefoot runners and no one looking at us funny!