Barefoot runners have dirty feet. Photo: Vivobarefoot.
I usually write about footwear, but this event is noticeably about a lack thereof: This weekend, barefoot runners will take to the streets for the inaugural New York City Barefoot Run, sponsored by Vivobarefoot and Tip Top Shoes.
For those not ready to go 100% shoe-free--in NYC, who could blame them?--the running event is open to minimal-shoe runners, too. Oh, and in the headline, I use 'toss' lightly, I obviously do not mean trash your sneakers...
Vivobarefoot is kicking off the weekend with a Q&A; with Harvard human evolutionary biologist Dr. Daniel Lieberman, and guests. The event will take place tonight at Terra Plana, located at 254 Elizabeth Street, New York City, from 7-9pm. Runners should tuck in early though, the run starts Sunday morning at 8:30am on Governors Island. Visit New York City Barefoot Run for details, including registration.