Central Florida's Best Barefoot Run was completed on November 19th, 2011.

Since 2010 we have raised more than $8.263 for MD Anderson Orlando.

Cancer has touched most if not all of our lives in some way. We all have friends and family members that have battled this terrible disease. In times of darkness we look to lights of hope like the MD Anderson Cancer Center located right here in Central Florida.

MD Anderson is on the cutting edge of research and treatment for cancer. Their facilities all around the country are home to world class doctors and support staff who deliver outstanding care. Patients are treated with kindness and respect by everyone from volunteers to technicians to nurses and doctors.

TravelCountry chose MD Anderson as the recipient of the funds raised by our Barefoot Fun Run. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the MD Anderson Cancer Center right here in Orlando, FL.

What is Barefoot Running?

Barefoot running is the general term that applies to running without shoes or with minimal footwear. While a few elite runners and outdoor enthusiasts have adapted their feet to true barefoot running, the introduction of minimalist footwear like Vibram Fivefingers have allowed the rest of us to enjoy the benefits of running barefoot while reducing the risk of injury from puncture and sharp objects. Learn more about barefoot running on our Why Barefoot? page.

Who is TravelCountry.com?

TravelCountry is a family operated outdoor store located in Altamonte Springs, FL. They have been providing high quality gear to campers, hikers, trail runners, paddlers, skiers and climbers since 1981. TravelCountry has been a major advocate of barefoot running and fitness since the book, Born to Run, was published. Many TravelCountry team members are barefoot proponents, happily advising customers on the correct walking and running style for barefoot shoes. Supporting MD Anderson was a natural fit since one of their associates has a family member being treated at MD Anderson in Orlando.