The Barefoot Runners of the DMV is a group of runners who have decided to forego the modern day running shoe and run in minimalist shoes like Nike Free, Terra Plana, Vibram Five Fingers, ... or ultimately, completely barefoot!

Barefoot running isn't for everyone but those who are able to adapt enjoy far less impact to the joints and a much more efficient run. 

More and more people are exploring barefoot running thanks to recent pioneers like Christopher Mcdougall (Born to Run), Barefoot Ted, Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton, and Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee (runbare)

If you're a barefoot/minimalist runner or just curious about this new running craze, join the group and come run with us.  We would be happy to have you.

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Welcome Barefoot and Minimalist Runners!

  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Refresh Your Run

    1 Member

    Taken from the REI website: So, you want to be a runner? Whether you are just starting or are getting 'back on track,' this class will help you get in the groove and... Learn more
  • February 18 · 11:45 AM

    Tidal Basin 1500 and 3K
    If you run at lunch in the DC area, this may just be up your alley.  "Tidal Basin Runs" hosts a run every third Wednesday each month at Hains Point.  The event is free... Learn more
  • February 7 · 10:00 AM

    Cool weather training run on the W&OD

    3 Runners | 1 Photo

    6 weeks until the weather breaks but that doesn't mean we can't run now.  Come on out Saturday for a winter run.  Forecast projects temps in the mid 40s so if your new... Learn more
  • January 21 · 11:45 AM

    Tidal Basin 1500 and 3K
    If you run at lunch in the DC area, this may just be up your alley.  "Tidal Basin Runs" hosts a run every third Wednesday each month at Hains Point.  The event is free... Learn more
  • December 17, 2014 · 11:45 AM

    Tidal Basin 1500 and 3K

    1 Member

    If you run at lunch in the DC area, this may just be up your alley.  "Tidal Basin Runs" hosts a run every third Wednesday each month at Hains Point.  The event is free... Learn more
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