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Join Christopher McDougall, author of "Born to Run" for an epic barefoot run from Harlem to Brooklyn.
Run barefoot, near-barefoot, or fully shod but barefoot curious. Rediscover the fun of running barefoot, and tap into the natural quickness and strength buried in your soles. We'll party in the park before and after, and every step of the way. The full run is 8 miles, but feel free to join for any part of the run -- see course map for meeting points.
Chris will be giving a book talk at Word Bookstore, just near the finish, at 7:30pm. The cost is $25 (and includes the book), but there is no obligation for runners to attend.
THIS JUST IN: EVERYONE WHO MAKES THE RUN WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE BOOKSTORE EVENT FOR FREE. WORD HAS OFFERED TO WAIVE THE $25 CHARGE, MAKING IT THE ONLY STORE THAT WELCOMES BARE FEET.
ROUTE MAP (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Mt+Morris+Park+W+and+W.+124th+St.&daddr=40.803935,-73.94567+to:Malcolm+X+Boulevard+and+W.+110th+St.,+New+York,+NY+to:East+Dr+to:East+Dr+to:East+Dr+to:5th+Avenue+and+60th+St.,+New+York,+NY+to:American+Playground,+New+York,+Brooklyn,+NY&hl=en&geocode=FfKnbgIdDbOX-ynjq534DPbCiTE8a7fflCyQHg%3B%3BFUaIbgIdCZOX-ymBklw3GvbCiTHNa4GBf30gNQ%3BFdl9bgIdyY-X-w%3BFfgobgIdAVKX-w%3BFQQYbgIdBEaX-w%3BFeIFbgIdt0SX-yl5QwE_8FjCiTGCGnbZPztFoA%3BFU16bQIdo3-X-yExSji0a2pRTA&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=15&via=1,3,4,5&dirflg=w&sll=40.801206,-73.945584&sspn=0.02248,0.030642&ie=UTF8&ll=40.771182,-73.931637&spn=0.089962,0.122566&z=13)
Start: Marcus Garvey Park (NW corner at 124th and Mr. Morris Park)
Time: Run begins at 4pm. Runners will begin gathering at 3pm.
Route: Join us anywhere along the way. We'll be entering Central Park at Malcom X and 110th. We'll be running on East Drive all the way down through Central Park. We'll be exiting Central Park at 60th St. and 5th Avenue. Then crossing the Queensboro Bridge to Brooklyn
Finish: American Playground, near Word Bookstore at 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn (Franklin and Milton)
To sign up for the run, please RSVP here.
For media inquires, please contact Christopher McDougall (http://chrismcdougall.com/contact.html) or John Durant (http://hunter-gatherer.com/contact).