We meet inside the park where 96th St. meets West Dr at 6am. Take a look at the map, since it's called 97th St. Transverse, but it's really 96th. We run north from there and do a loop around the park. Ira usually starts earlier and runs in the southern part of the park, then meets up with the group at 6am, so leave a message if you want to meet up with him before 6am.
Barefoot Runners NYC is a group of runners who have left their thick-soled sneakers in the dust and started running with Vibram Five Fingers, other minimal sole shoes, or totally barefoot. Maybe you've read Born to Run, or maybe you've gotten injured running and are looking for a better solution -- whatever your reason, this is the place.
The body's natural stride is a healthier, more natural way to run, resulting in better running efficiency and fewer injuries. We follow a lot of Daniel Lieberman's work, whose research argues that humans are natural runners, and run best with a "toe-heel-toe" stride and a minimal sole.