The purpose of this Meetup is to provide a way for barefoot/minimalist running enthusiasts and newbies to meet, run together, socialize, share tips and techniques, and enjoy the occasional clinic with a visiting barefoot/minimalist running expert.

If you don't know much about barefoot/minimalist running, check out this instructive TV interview with Barefoot Running authors Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee.  And if you like reading material, see the equally instructive article So, You Wanna Start Running Barefoot, by one of the stars of the popular book Born to Run, Barefoot Ted.  

For many people, the motivation to get into barefoot/minimalist running is that they find it more fun than running with traditional shoes. Hitting the earth with your bare or nearly bare feet can be a good feeling, and without traditional, bulky shoes you get more sensory information and have more freedom to make adjustments to your form over time, allowing for an increasingly relaxed and energized way of running.  

Many other people get into barefoot/minimalist running in order to reduce strain and injury, since barefooting or minimalist running, once you get the hang of the form, ends up putting significantly less overall strain on the body.

This group is open to anyone with an interest in barefoot/minimalist running.  If you know a lot about the practice, come share your knowledge with us! If you're totally new to it, come have fun getting into it with us! All are welcome.

Join us and be the first to know when new Meetups are scheduled
Log in with Facebook to find out
By creating a Meetup account, you agree to the Terms of Service

Recent Meetups

  • December 8, 2013 · 7:00 AM

    Decker Challenge Half Marathon

    2 Barefoot Runners

    Let's see how many barefoot runners can finish this in under 2 hours!!! Or just finish in one piece. Either way, it'll be a great time. Hopefully not too cold, but if it... Learn more
  • October 26, 2013 · 5:00 AM

    Cactus Rose Trail Ultra and Relay

    2 Barefoot Runners

    3 options - 100/50/ or 4 X 25 Mile Relays! - http://www.tejastrails.com/CactusRose.html It would be cool if we could get a relay group out there! It is early, but these... Learn more
  • April 7, 2013 · 8:00 AM

    Capitol 10,000

    2 Barefoot Runners

    It's an annual rite of spring in Austin. The Cap 10K is among the largest 10K races in the country, though this year the event will be capped at 25,000 participants. In... Learn more
  • April 6, 2013 · 5:00 AM

    Hell's Hills Trail Race

    3 Barefoot Runners

    Hells Hills - 50mi / 50km / 25km / 10km Smithville Texas - 6 Apr 2013 (Sat) http://tejastrails.com/HellsHills.html A fair bit of rocks, a collection of rolling creek... Learn more
  • February 10, 2013 · 2:00 PM

    A Barefoot Running Beginner's Workshop!

    20 Barefoot Runners | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Happy New Year! We're overdue for a beginner's workshop on barefoot/minimalist running. Everyone is welcome - beginners, veterans, and those who are just interested in... Learn more
  • See all past Meetups

What's new

 
Founded Mar 18, 2010

People in this
Meetup are also in:

You don't have to be an expert to start your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Katie

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy