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engage medical experts about bio-mechanics
experience natural form in the minimalist running clinic
real minimalist running. Barefoot 5 Mile
Runners who train with minimalist footwear
Biomechanics lies at the heart of the science of running. Listen to medical experts explain how correct biomechanics enable you to run farrther and forget injuries.
Minimalist running at its truest.
Experience the freedom of natural form and build muscle memory for running with or without shoes in the minimalist running clinic
Get a taste of crazy. 5 miles. Lose the shoes.
Real minimalist running
Start in shoes. Cross the finish line in socks.
It doesn't matter how you run the Barefoot 5 Mile. Wear shoes. Wear boots. We don't care. Just see as your opportunity to try something different. Even if it is just a for half a mile.
Hey you can wear whatever shoes you want for as long as you want.
The only rule is that you have to cross the finish line in socks or barefoot. Other than that it's up to you.
yep. just straight up Forest Park trail. well marked of course.
All of the trails used are paved and will be swept. Most of the trails have grass next to them as well if you wish. Please be curteous to other dudes out there on the trails. We'll do what we can to help
Be sure to bring you ID for race registration. After the race you can pick up your really sweet T-Shirt
In addition to getting delicious course water you will also receive
Learn the essentials of minimalist running
Included in your run is a barefoot running clinic put on by the president of the Barefoot Runners Society Missouri Chapter, Michael Kean.
A great race can only be put on by great people.
Timers, course markers, foot massagers (just kidding) we need you!
Click the link below to have an awesome time and get a really sweet T-Shirt.
If you want to connect with a great group of people, here is your chance.
The Barefoot 5 Mile is now accepting sponsorships.
Submit your application today! Application deadline is September 20th 2012.
― Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
(more packs will be opened on July 1st)