The New England Barefoot Runners is a 4 + year old barefoot and minimalist running group with roots dating back to 1997 in Huntington Beach, CA. We are based in Cambridge, MA serving the New England States. As this is a niche group with wide borders, the most convenient way to get together is by meeting up at races, fun runs, workshops and special events. Most members and events are currently in MA, NH and ME. WE are actively seeking more people from RI, CT and VT. As this is a new way to run for many people, we understand that some members will be truly barefoot with over 15 years of experience while other members will be new minimalist runners. Some members race while others want to learn how to run barefoot in a safe and informed manner. We are open and encourage all types and levels of runners regardless of age, experience style and speed. We love to run barefoot and minimalist as it does not put as much stress on the body and actually feels good, often improving performance and preventing injury. We are forming a barefoot and minimalist runner’s community with both casual and race-minded runners. We are diverse - Join in!

"We were Running Barefoot before it was cool." Barefoot Todd Byers

Please Join us on FB with the: New England Barefoot Runners and The Barefoot Runners Society, MA Chapter pages

New England Barefoot Runners Blog:

Lone Gull 10K Video of 3 Barefoot Runners (09-18-2011):

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  • 2 days ago · 11:30 AM

    Paddy's Road Race 3-miler

    2 Barefoot Runners

    This is a fun 3-mile race thru West Newton. You can register here:
  • September 26 · 8:00 PM

    Body and Spirit: Modern Dance by Isadora Duncan

    3 Barefoot Runners | 5.00 5.001

    Cross-posted from Boston Urban Barefoot League:[masked] Join us to watch a barefoot modern dance performance in... Learn more
  • September 14 · 9:00 AM

    Lone Gull 10K - Gloucester, MA

    7 Barefoot Runners | 19 Photos

    The 2013 Lone Gull 10K received the following awards from Best of the North Shore Road Race Guide: * Best Post Race Party (An incredible breakfast is served after the... Learn more
  • September 6 · 5:00 PM

    Run Wild 5K - Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    3 Barefoot Runners

    Join us at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo for the 2nd annual Run Wild 5K which will challenge you with road, track and trail running! Entry includes a t-shirt if you... Learn more
  • July 26 · 10:30 AM

    Peak's Island, Maine - 5 Miler Road Race

    2 Barefoot Runners

    What a beautiful way to enjoy Maine. A 5 mile run around Peak's Island! Join us for a short 15 minute ferry ride from Portland, Maine to Peak's Island for an absolutely... Learn more
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