- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm, Huntington Beach CA
- Saturdays at 10am, Huntington Beach CA
It’s FUN to run for fun with old friends, and new friends we haven’t met yet. It can be even more fun while barefoot! But feel free and welcome to bring, and wear your footwear if you feel necessary (just try to run gently, so as not to disturb the peace and quite of the barefoot runners). And Ken Bob, with all his months, years, decades, actually about half-a-century of experience running barefoot may be able to help you understand how barefoot running can help you learn to teach yourself how to run more gracefully … so maybe you won’t need those “cheaters” after all
Why “Play-Fun-Shop”? Because “workshop” sounds too much like work, and “Clinic” sounds too clinical.
FREE! FREE! FREE!
Just because Ken Bob’s mini-Play-Fun-Shops are free, doesn’t mean they’re worthless. It’s just that Ken Bob really cares about you, not just those of you who have a lot of money (he like you too, but not exclusively). Ken Bob has seen too many people, both who can afford coaching, professional advice, and his book (Barefoot Running Step by Step), start out, especially in “barefoot shoes”, trying to run the way they BELIEVE they are supposed to run while barefoot (based on sound bites from the media), rather than figuring out how to actually run while barefoot, in such a way as to avoid repetitive stress injuries!
If my mini-Play-Fun-Shop helps you in anyway, then thank Ken Bob by buying Barefoot Running Step by Step and tell all your friends and enemies to do the same.
At these regular fun runs, there are several choices of terrain to run on, and we usually decide as a group before starting each individual run.
- Dirt (and some gravel) trails in the Bolsa Chica Wildlife Preserve
- Asphalt path or beach sand or hard-pack (at low-tide) at Bolsa Chica State Beach
- Beach sand or hard-pack (at low-tide) at Sunset Beach California
- Grass or concrete sidewalks on the greenbelt in Sunset Beach California
- The Old Same Place
- Meet by the restroom
- at Bolsa Chica State Beach
- behind the Warner-Pacific Coast Hwy Bus Stop
- by Warner and Pacific Coast Highway
- Huntington Beach, CA 92649
We’re meeting here all year round. Parking may be a bit more difficult in the summer. But, since we’re at the beach show up early and enjoy the beach until it’s time for the run.
- FREE Parking in Sunset Beach behind the Travelodge Ocean Front, Sunset Beach
- FREE Parking along the Sunset Beach greenbelt (between North Pacific Avenue and South Pacific Avenue from 4th street to Anderson street)
- FREE Parking on Pacific Coast Highway
- PAID parking in Bolsa Chica State Beach parking lot – requires California State Park pass (daily or annual)
- Répondez S’il Vous Plaît
- Respond if you please
- RSVP at The Barefoot Runners Society
AT LEAST 24 hours prior if you want confirmation that Barefoot Ken Bob will be there.
If nobody RSVPs, don’t expect anyone to be waiting for you! Ken Bob is generally on time, or a few minutes before, and we tend to start running right on schedule, or even a minute early. And sometimes if no one shows up, Ken Bob may not bother to show up either.
If nobody RSVPs Ken Bob may stay home and read a book, enjoy an early dinner, or watch television. So, plan to arrive a few minutes early.
If you expect to be a few minutes late, contact Ken Bob. He does check his E-mail and text messages (NOT FACEBOOK) while waiting to start the run.
Contact about Ken Bob’s Regular Runs and mini-Play-Fun-Shops
Contact about Ken Bob's Regular Runs and mini-Play-Fun-Shops
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Where is Ken Bob
You have arrived at the above location, or nearby, or are supposed to meet up with Ken Bob early, but can’t find him anywhere?
Ken Bob’s current location on a map (when he last ran the app)
Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced
Just starting out barefoot, or running? Afraid to take your shoes off, but want to reap some of the benefits of Barefoot Running? Having some problems getting the concepts of barefoot running technique? Want to run with Barefoot Ken Bob and see how long he can run while rambling on and on about barefoot running, the beauty of nature, etc.? It’s a run, and/or a mini-play-fun-shop, or just a rambling walk near the beach.
So here I am, if you’re in the area, you have no excuse for not seeking advice before beginning to run barefoot, or trying to avoid it!
And if you feel guilty about taking advantage of my “charity”, BUY MY BOOK!
For other Barefoot Running Events see the Running Barefoot Calendar
Barefoot Ken Bob will “usually” be there (but not always depending on other commitments). A couple of locals sometimes show up, and frequently guests visiting from out of state or country.
All are welcome, wheelchairs can be accommodated on the State Beach multi-use path and Ken Bob knows (some) American Sign Language (ASL).
We even welcome people who are impaired with footwear – but please try to run quietly, or you’ll be a bother to us nearly silent barefoot runners!