Minimalist Running

Babz forwarded this to us. Looks pretty cool. Thought I would post it in case any of you were interested.

On Thursday, April 14th, Marathon Sports is teaming up withSaucony and the Cyclorama to present a special night exploring the depths of the minimalist running movement: STEP INTO MINIMALISM.

For certain, thousands of runners in this year’s Boston Marathon will be running in minimalist footwear and a few will be barefoot altogether. Without a doubt the minimalist trend has stirred quite a fascination and wide debate among runners everywhere. But is it forYOU?

Join an all-star panel of experts,including Dr. Jack Daniels, “world’s greatest coach,” as they share their insights and advice on how runners everywhere can integrate minimalist running into their training program?safely and responsibly.

In addition, Michael Sandler, author of the bestselling Barefoot Running, will share his inspiring story on how running shoeless saved his health after a life-altering accident. Dr. Marybeth Crane, one of the country’s most influential sports podiatrists, will discuss the benefits of stronger feet for stronger running. Spencer White, head of Saucony’s Human Performance & Innovation Lab will give a live demonstration highlighting the differences in muscle activation in runners when wearing minimalist versus traditional running shoes. Colin Peddie, owner, president of Marathon Sports and a former All-American from University of Virginia, will advise how your run specialty retailer can help you navigate the vast selection of minimalist footwear.

Saucony’s award-winning collection of minimalist footwear will be available for try-on, including the new Kinvara 2.Coaches and treadmills on hand to experience natural running technique.

Hors d’œuvres, Vita Coco coconut water, and beer/wine will be served! (Over 21 years only admitted)

The event takes place at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116) on Thursday, April 14th from 6pm-8pm.

A $5 donation to the Saucony Run for Good Foundation is all it will cost to attend, and the first 200 registered attendees will receive a free Saucony t-shirt.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

To register, simply visit

Marathon Sports and Saucony Present:
Step Into Minimalism

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA