If you got the bug for fitness watching the Olympics over these past few weeks, you might be interested in an unusual event being hosted by Athletics Ireland in association with Leopardstown Racecourse this evening 16 August 2012, which is also the final evening of the Leopardstown Summer Music and Racing Festival.
The event will take place after the final horse race of the evening and The Barefoot Mile will be run on an accurately measured grass course.
The race is a mixed race, open to men and women of all standards with cash prizes for the first three men and women of €300, €200 and €100.
So if you want to experience the freedom of running barefoot over the classic distance of a mile head on down to Leopardstown Racecourse – only entry has closed but you can register in person – the entry fee is €20 and includes entry to the Barefoot Mile, access to the horse racing and to the Saw Doctors in concert and you even get an event t-shirt.
Horse racing begins at 4.50pm and the Barefoot Mile takes place just after 8pm.