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The Barefoot Running Club was established to share the fun, freedom, and health benefits of running barefoot.

Some people just like being barefoot, some believe in the closer connection to nature and the outdoors, some receive health benefits from running barefoot. Whatever your reason, the benefits are multifold. Barefoot running activates many more small muscle groups than running with shoes. It allows us to run as our hunter-gatherer ancestors did - the natural way our body was intended to run. It promotes a more natural form, giving us greater feedback with the ground, and by keeping us lower to the ground, prevents new injuries. Barefoot running naturally promotes better, more efficient running posture. There's something to be said about feeling the earth beneath one's feet - feeling connected and grounded with nature. Suddenly, you're thinking more clearly and you're on top of the world.

I 'd like to share the fun, freedom and health of barefoot running with others... starting with one bare foot at a time. Come out and join us. Barefoot sandals/minimalist shoe wearers welcome. We'd love to see you in whatever shape, size or form. --- All levels welcome - tender foots and tough soles.

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Enjoying the world in our barefeet

Recent Meetups

  • May 1 · 9:30 AM

    International Barefoot Running Day meetup, clinic, and party!

    6 Barefooters | 5.00 | 6 Photos

    NEW MEETING VENUE AND AGENDA! Sunday, May 1 is International Barefoot Running Day organized by the international Barefoot Runners Society. We're going to join in by... Learn more

  • Oct 4, 2015 · 7:00 AM

    Hot Chocolate 15k

    2 Barefooters | 3.00 | 3 Photos

    Who wants to run for Hot Chocolate? This course is pretty close to the same as the Rock N' Roll half Marathon running through downtown Denver. This route is all street... Learn more

  • May 25, 2015 · 7:00 AM

    BolderBoulder run

    5 Barefooters | 5.00 | 6 Photos

    Ok, spring is here and time to start planning for the runs this summer! I'll be running the BolderBoulder this coming Memorial Day and wanted to see if anyone else will... Learn more

  • Dec 6, 2014 · 7:00 AM


    4 Barefooters | 3.00 | 2 Photos

    Ok, definitely NOT a barefoot run but who else is crazy enough to run in what could be sub zero temps? Hey you do get a beer and a Chik-fil-a sandwich at the end!

  • Oct 26, 2014 · 8:30 AM

    Kooky-Spooky 1/2 marathon

    3 Barefooters | 5.00 | 2 Photos

    Looks like there's still time for one last barefoot race before the cold sets in and we have to put shoes back on.  I'll be running the Kooky-Spooky 1/2 marathon and am... Learn more

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