Over the past year, the running industry and the national news media have been abuzz debating the merits of barefoot running and minimalist shoes. Newton Running, a pioneer in the â€˜natural running revolution' hopes to shed some light on the debate with a national series of free symposiums focused on running biomechanics, shoe technology and running injury prevention, led by a group of expert running coaches, athletes and doctors.
â€œThere's a tremendous amount of discussion, confusion and misinformation in the running world right now about running form and shoe design,â€ states Newton president, Stephen Gartside. â€œWe want to help educate runners about the benefits of proper form, choosing proper running shoes and preventing common running injuries.â€
At 6 p.m. on March 2 atÂ Luke's Locker in Dallas, Texas, Newton Running is hosting its first Natural Running Symposium. The seminar is free and open to the public and features Newton Running co-founder and running form expertÂ Danny Abshire, Newton's R&D/Education director and adventure racing world championÂ Ian Adamson, and running science expertÂ Dr. Mark Cucuzzella . On Tuesday evening, the group will lead an informative discussion about biomechanics, injury prevention and running shoe design. Then on Wednesday morning, the team will lead a Natural Running form clinic starting at the Dallas store.
Additional symposiums will be hosted March 19-20 at Marathon Sports in Boston and March 25-26 at Road Runner Sports in San Diego. Newton plans to host educational symposiums in conjunction with its key retailers across the country throughout the year. A full calendar of events will be updated onÂ newtonrunning.com.