Before FiveFinger shoes, before Chris McDougall and "Born to Run," there was Barefoot Rick with his bare feet logging thousands of barefoot running miles!
Join 57-year old Barefoot Rick Roeber at the 2013 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon on 10/19/13 as he celebrates 10 years of running barefoot and over 21,000 barefoot miles! The 2013 Kansas City Marathon will be his 75th marathon (26.2 miles) with the last 57 marathons barefoot.
Want to help others who have lost the ability to run or walk? Consider partnering with Barefoot Rick to provide wheelchairs for those who are mobility-challenged. Click on the following link to learn more about the Free Wheelchair Mission: http://barefootrunner.org/fwcm/fwcm.htm
Barefoot Rick will be running the Jerusalem Marathon in Jerusalem Israel on March 21, 2014. He calls it the "Running Barefoot on Holy Ground Tour." Rick hopes to be the first to complete 26.2 miles barefoot in this historic city.
Rick Roeber is an ordained minister and a chaplain at the Kansas City Rescue Mission. He is also a volunteer chaplain with the Missouri Department of Corrections. He recently received his Masters in Chaplaincy from Liberty University. He resides in Lee's Summit with his wife Rebecca, son Nathan, and grandson Raiden.