“The Woodstock of Wild Human Animal Mayhem” – Christopher McDougall
Don’t miss the definitive minimalist running event in the world.
Two days of events for both beginners and experts. Barefoot running and natural movement clinics. Minimalist footwear expo. Talks and panel discussions. The Run on historic Governors Island in New York Harbor – walk 2 miles or run a marathon. And a Kid’s Run (a lesson in good form). See events. Read more…
On June 9th VIVOBAREFOOT held an event at the brand new Farringdon head office, celebrating and exhibiting the illustrations created for our eBook ‘Proprioception: Making Sense of Barefoot Running’. We also showed off the brand new Achilles and Ultras and had a great night all in all. Check out this video to get a taste of how the evening went.
Paddle Round the Pier was founded in 1996 by Dave ‘Sandals’ Samuel to raise money for charity and provide a social gathering for surfers alike. The free two day charity event takes place on Brighton beach at The Hove Lawns, raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust, Surf Relief & the RNLI Lifeboats. The event takes place on the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd where there will be a huge variety of land and sea based extreme sports exhibitions and demonstrations, two days of music and a retail village to fulfill a great weekend at the beach for families, thrill seekers and plenty of smiley faces. This year offered an overload of splashy fun for every one, with a record breaking 50,000 people expected to visit, making Paddle Round The Pier the largest free beach festival in Europe. Read more…
Mark Cucuzella, a Family Physician, Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves and coach and captain of their marathon team. He is a strong advocate of the barefoot / minimalist running movement and talks to VIVOBAREFOOT about, among other things, Freedom’s Run for Kids.
Throughout this week customers in the EU and UK can get 10% off all VIVOBAREFOOT kids shoes from vivobarefoot.com – using KIDS10 discount code. In the US the New York store is offering the same discount.
“Changing the running world, one odd look at a time” – BRS
The first International Barefoot Running Day (IBRD) is happening this Sunday, May 1, 2011.
VIVOBAREFOOT is proud to announce that we are officially supporting IBRD. To mark the event, the Barefoot Runners Society has coordinated local running events all over the world. To be part of the great day and for more details in your area, check the Barefoot Runners Society website.
IBRD is a grassroots movement designed to promote barefoot running as a healthy and viable way to run, which we (VIVOBAREFOOT) are all for. Most of the events are 1k or 5k Fun Runs to encourage everyone to be involved. Be sure to check back in with us after your events on Facebook and Twitter to tell us your stories and share your pictures! You’ll be celebrating the day among thousands of other barefoot runners from around the world.
Whether you’re new to barefoot running or a seasoned veteran, we encourage you to have a look at our FREE eBook; Proprioception: Making Sense Of Barefoot Running. Written by our barefoot running expert, Lee Saxby, it will take you from the basic barefoot movement milestones, all the way to correct form while running as nature intended – barefoot.
Only a week away, and each second seems to be moving faster than the other. Normally I don’t get over-excited about marathons, being more a longer distance type of runner, but for this last week of training the Oakland Marathon stands as my final prize in my barefoot running quest.
When I started running 12 years ago, I never thought about what I actually put on my feet. I would think more of the race, my training, the distance, and a number of other factors that seem to pile up as runner’s trudge through the daily grind. Probably the most important factor-shoes, was almost an afterthought when I started this as my ‘other career’.
I think something most people don’t consider when they run, are the two mittens that wrap their feet, they help in so many ways, and no one thinks how shoes can actually make you a stronger, faster, and a more efficient runner. Read more…