First Annual NYC Barefoot Run on Governor's Island
First Annual NYC Barefoot Run on Governor's Island
While I was running the Staten Island Half Marathon this past Sunday at 8:30am, a historic event was taking place on another island close by.  John Durant, of www.hunter-gatherer.com, organized the first annual New York City Barefoot Run on Governor's Island, a small island off the southern tip of Manhattan.  It's been used as a naval base and more recently the training grounds for the FDNY, but more recently it's turning into a park for New Yorkers.  It's still mostly undiscovered by tourists, making it a great haven for us city folk to get away from it all.

The event had celebrities like Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run,  and Barefoot Ted, as well as Dan Lieberman, the Harvard professor who did a study on barefoot running.  While I can't chime in on the run since I wasn't able to attend, please check out the writeup on BirthdayShoes.com from two firsthand participants.

Next year I'll make it a point to be there, though a part of me definitely regrets not being able to attend the inaugural run.  If you're interested in learning how to run barefoot or in the Pose technique, check out my Running page and sign up for a clinic!
 


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