What we're about

UPDATE 11/30/2020: We are still meeting. The risk of contracting COVID where we run outside is very low. Bring a mask to wear as a precaution.

We are a group that meets occasionally to run or hike barefoot in Oakland. So far our events are a monthly stroll around Lake Merritt, and an occasional hike/run in Redwood Regional park. Are you on Strava? check out the official Bay Area Barefoot Runners Strava Club (https://www.strava.com/clubs/252914).

Are you a barefoot runner, hiker, or walker, or do you know one?

Oakland Barefoot Runners is part of the Northern California Chapter of Barefoot Runners Society (https://www.thebarefootrunners.org)

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and loosely affiliated with the barefoot-lifestyle advocacy group SBL (Society for Barefoot Living)
http://www.barefooters.org (http://www.barefooters.org/)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/societyforbarefootliving

Our runs tend to average around 10-12 min/mile pace, but if there is interest some of us can run faster. We want anyone to be able to do it. If you are a seasoned runner then it might be a bit slow for you, but if you're not used to running barefoot then this is probably what you should do first.

You'd rather walk? That's OK!! Whether or not you're part of our group run, if you're interested in barefoot running we will find a way to involve you!

Upcoming events (5)

Barefoot Lake Merritt loop - moved to 2nd Sunday of each month at 10 am

~3 miles around Lake Merritt. No runner left behind. Very barefootable surfaces. If you can run 3 miles in shoes then you can probably do this barefoot. People in shoes are ok.

Start time Is moving to 10:00 AM.

If people are into it we'll go to have a coffee afterwards.

Barefoot Lake Merritt loop - moved to 2nd Sunday of each month at 10 am

~3 miles around Lake Merritt. No runner left behind. Very barefootable surfaces. If you can run 3 miles in shoes then you can probably do this barefoot. People in shoes are ok.

Start time Is moving to 10:00 AM.

If people are into it we'll go to have a coffee afterwards.

Barefoot Lake Merritt loop - moved to 2nd Sunday of each month at 10 am

~3 miles around Lake Merritt. No runner left behind. Very barefootable surfaces. If you can run 3 miles in shoes then you can probably do this barefoot. People in shoes are ok.

Start time Is moving to 10:00 AM.

If people are into it we'll go to have a coffee afterwards.

Barefoot Lake Merritt loop - moved to 2nd Sunday of each month at 10 am

~3 miles around Lake Merritt. No runner left behind. Very barefootable surfaces. If you can run 3 miles in shoes then you can probably do this barefoot. People in shoes are ok.

Start time Is moving to 10:00 AM.

If people are into it we'll go to have a coffee afterwards.

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