Virtual Book Club Featuring "Born to Run": Meet Chris McDougall!

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Thank you for registering for the Road Runner Sports virtual book club! Step 1: Purchase the book Step 2: Read the book Step 3: Follow us on Instagram @road_runner_sports_book_club Step 4: Watch your email on event day for the Zoom link We can't wait to discuss the book with you at the end of the month. Happy reading!

Virtual Book Club Featuring "Born to Run": Meet Chris McDougall!

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Join us for our September virtual book club with Chris McDougall.

You are in for a special treat as we welcome this best-selling author to our book club TWICE!

As we anxiously await the release of "Born to Run 2", we'll read (or for many of you, re-read) his first book, "Born to Run". Familiarize yourself with how it all started before we delight in his new release!

About "Born to Run".

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder.

With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.


“I’d be surprised if there’s a better book about the sport, spirit and science of endurance running than Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.”

— David Fleming,

“It is a beautiful story and a superb synthesis of the science. It is about time that as a society we examined how it is that we have got to the point where it is considered unnatural to run.”

—Dr. Craig Richards, PhD, professor of biomedical research at the University of Newcastle and a leading authority on running biomechanics.

Follow Chris on social media!


Instagram: @chrismcdougallauthor



Thursday, September 29th at 6pm Pacific to discuss "Born to Run"

Link to the private Zoom call will be emailed to registered participants the day of the event. Have your questions ready as Chris will be answering them live!


Thursday, January 26th at 6pm Pacific to discuss "Born to Run 2"

Eventbrite registration will open at the end of December for "Born to Run 2"

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