Natural Running Symposium at Rausch Physical Therapy this Saturday

Posted by on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 9:02 am | 1 Reply

NR_eblst_RauschJoin Newton Running‘s Director of Education and Research, Ian Adamson for a Natural Running Symposium at Rausch Physical Therapy.

Also this weekend is a Natural Running Fun Run, hosted by Charm City Run in Timonium, Maryland, starting on Saturday at 9 a.m. For more information, call 410-561-3570.

For a complete listing of upcoming symposia around the country, please visit


Special Presentation on Pain-free Movement January 28

Posted by on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 1:30 pm | 2 Replies

Running-injury prevention leaders from around the globe are gathering in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, for a three-day conference to discuss best evidence and best practices to prevent and treat running injuries. As part of the gathering, the group will meet the local community and share stories, experience and knowledge.

“The Re-Evolution of Running: Discover Pain Free Movement for Life” will be hosted by Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking, the Bavarian Inn, and the Running Clinic Canada on Friday night January 28, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bavarian Inn.

Guest panelists include leading clinicians, researchers, teachers, writers, athletes and footwear experts from around the globe:

Danny Dreyer

  • Founder: Chi Running and Chi Walking
  • Asheville, NC; Internationally-acclaimed injury-prevention coach, ultramarathoner and best-selling author

Dr. Craig Richards

  • Newcastle, Australia; General Practice, Sports Medicine, Runner
  • One of world’s lead researchers on running injuries and footwear

Jay Dicharry, PT

  • Director SPEED Clinic University of Virginia
  • International Authority on Gait Analysis and Running Injury

Dr. Peter Larson

  • Professor of Biology St. Anshelm College New Hampshire, Marathon runner
  • Author/host of world’s most widely read site on running innovation-

Blaise Dubois PT/Sean Cannon, PT

  • Quebec City, Canada; International Leaders in running injuries
  • Authors and Instructors of over 40 international conferences

Jerry Lee

  • Boulder, Colorado; Co-Founder and CEO Newton Running
  • Innovator in first shoe company with primary mission of injury prevention.  Ironman competitor

Ian Adamson, MS Sports Med/BS Biomechanical Engineering

  • Boulder, Colorado; Director of Research & Education-Newton
  • Ultramarathoner and 7-time world champ Adventure Racer

Dr. Daniel Kulund, USAF

  • Chief Health Promotions Pentagon
  • Physician, Innovator of Running Medicine. Opened first true “Runners Clinic” in the 1970’s.

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella,

  • West Virginia University, Coach USAF Running Team, National Level Masters Runner
  • National speaker/teacher of healthier running; sub 2:35 marathons in 4 decades

Jeff Horowitz

  • Arlington, Virginia; Editor at Competitor Magazine

Speakers will share their most important discoveries and then allow questions and conversation with the audience.

“This is an amazing privilege to have all of these leaders in one room together willing to share and converse with the public,” says Mark Cucuzzella, MD. Over 60 percent of runners are injured every year. If the CDC were to evaluate this data they would shut down running events. Insurance companies now are reevaluating the advice to get fit if it involves running and the subsequent injuries and costs of expensive imaging studies and treatments. We need to develop entirely new approaches to running injuries and staying healthy for life”

The event is free to the public and geared toward walkers and runners of all abilities.

Date: January 28 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV  25443,

Free to the public.  Coffee and dessert will be provided. Cash bar.

For those wishing to dine prior to the event, call the Bavarian Inn at 304-876-2551 to make a reservation.

For more information, contact  Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking or  phone 304-876-1100.


“My legs don’t feel beaten up”: Ian Adamson and Team Newton’s Badwater Recap

Posted by on Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 4:10 pm | 1 Reply

Last week Newton had three athletes competing in the Badwater Ultramarathon, the 135-mile run sufferfest that rises 13,000 feet from Death Valley to the portal of Mt. Whitney. Claiming to enjoy “hills, heat, and headwinds” Ian Adamson won the masters category (45+) in his first Badwater race ever with a total time of 34:32:38.


Is that snow on the horizon? Must be a desert mirage.


This year’s race was particularly hot, resulting in times that were 4-5 hours slower than usual.

Ian describes the role that his shoes played in his successful race: “Badwater provides conditions most human’s can’t, or shouldn’t, run in, which in turn provides an opportunity to see how Newton shoes hold up. I ran primarily in the Distance racer, a light-weight racing shoe, that performed remarkably well. I already had 400 miles training on them, so another 100 or in extreme heat confirmed their resilience.” He also claimed that his legs didn’t even feel beaten up at the end, which we find hard to believe!

Also running for Team Newton was Pam Reed, who finished in third place overall for the women with an overall time of 32:23:34. Jim Smith rounded out the trio and made the tough but safe decision to quit around 100 miles in. We also learned that this year’s finishers included a 75 year old man, a crazy guy who ran “the double,” i.e. he turned around and ran all the way back upon finishing, and Marshall Ulrich, who finished for his 22nd time.

Congrats to all the finishers, you guys are a tough group.

On a related note, Ian is still accepting donations on his Badwater page:

Donate $50 or more to Racers Against Childhood Cancer (RACC) and receive a coupon for 40% off a pair of Newton Running shoes (any model.) Here’s How:

  • Browse to Ian’s Badwater donation page.
  • Make your donation.
  • Newton Running will send you unique coupon code and instructions on how to redeem it for your discount shoes.
  • Purchase your shoes at and enter the discount code.

The Fine Print

  • Offer is available on-line only.
  • Coupons code will be issued after donation and can only be redeemed at time of purchase.
  • Coupons are valid unill July 31st, 2010.
  • Models subject to availability.
  • Shipping and taxes will apply (shipping via UPS Ground.)
  • Anyone who purchases two or more pairs of shoes on-line in a year can become part of “Club Newton” and will receive an additional item of value such as tech socks, hat, shirt and more with each purchase.

Big Apple Bound

Posted by on Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 10:21 am | 5 Replies

If you live in the NYC area, please join us for our next Natural Running Form Clinic and Symposium. The Running Form clinic will be hosted by Newton co-founder Danny Abshire and Director of Research & Education Ian Adamson, and will start from the Central Park Boathouse restaurant at 6:30pm on Tuesday the 15th. The Natural Running Symposium (and cocktail reception) will be at the Track and Field Store on Madison Avenue on Wednesday, June 16. Ian and Danny will lead a discussion on how to run faster, stronger, more efficiently and with less injury.

And as always, a bag o’ Newton bling to the first 30 people at the Symposium plus a free shoe raffle. Hope to see you there!


Also for those of you on Long Island we are hosting a back-to-back a symposium and clinic on Thursday evening, June 17.

June 17th: Runner’s Edge, Farmingdale, NY 6:30-7:30pm Symposium, Q and A 7:30-8:30pm Form Clinic


8 hours, 82,015 Steps, and 47 miles on the Dreadmill for Ian Adamson

Posted by on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 @ 10:43 am | 3 Replies


The Woodway Desmo treadmill at RnRSD turned for eight hours last Friday and Saturday, and the official number of steps are tallied. Pam and Ian got a solid training session in for Badwater and logged the following numbers while raising awareness for Trickle Up:

Ian Adamson: 82,015 steps, 47 miles

Pam Reed: 87,777 steps, 43 miles

Ian had the following to say of the event: “Running on a treadmill for eight hours is not particularly fun, but it’s much easier than the challenges faced by the countless millions of people in poorer countries without a stable (or any) income. Last Saturday I ran 47 miles in Newton Gravity Trainers on a treadmill to raise awareness for Trickle Up. Trickle Up gives grants to develop micro-enterprise for folks who live on less than $1 a day. “Dreadmill” running is challenging since there’s no change of scenery, or the smells, sights and sounds of the countryside. Fortunately plenty of people stopped by at the expo to chat and gawk. As Ben from Woodway pointed out, it’s akin to being a human hamster—only I’m neither cute nor furry.”


Thanks to everyone who stopped by our expo booth to try on shoes, and congrats to all the marathon finishers. Now for the announcement you’ve all been waiting for, the winners of the contest. Because we added Pam last minute, for the online contest we chose to pick the two closest guesses for Ian. The expo winners were determined by the closest guess for Ian, Pam, and the combination of the two.

Here is the list of folks who will be receiving a free pair of shoes:

Sheli Auteh guessed 82,600 steps for Ian at the expo

Judy Kniss guessed 87,600 steps for Pam at the expo

Yvonne Faucher guessed 170,000 for the combined number of steps at the expo

Lewis Fowler guessed 81, 568 steps for Ian online

Jeff Kaldahl guessed 82, 222 for Ian online

Winners: email us at if you have any questions.



Guess How Many Steps and Win Free Shoes

Posted by on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 @ 9:52 am | 40 Replies


Seven-time Ian adventure racing world champion Ian Adamson and ultra-running legend and two-time Badwater winner Pam Reed share a penchant for pain and suffering. Both are training hard for the Badwater Ultramarathon in a couple of months.

As part of their training and to raise awareness for an important cause, Ian and Pam are spending eight hours on a treadmill at the Rock’n'Roll Marathon in San Diego this weekend. To honor their pain, we’re going to give away some Newton shoes to a couple of lucky winners.

Since we launched Newton Running about three years ago, Newton has proudly supported the Trickle Up Foundation with a $1 donation for the sale of every pair of shoes. Trickle up was created to help poverty-stricken people in developing countries to launch micro-enterprises by providing seed capital grants and business training – it’s a small non-profit that’s making a big difference in the world.

In order to raise awareness about Trickle Up, Ian and Pam will be running on the treadmill for eight hours straight wearing pedometers to train for Badwater. (Ian is running Friday for eight hours, Pam is running Saturday for eight hours).

Here’s how to win FREE SHOES.

Guess at the number of steps they will each take over the course of the day. Two winners (for the closest guess for Ian) will receive a pair of Newtons of their choice. There are four different ways in which you can enter:

1. Stop by our expo booth and write down your guess.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post with each guess.

3. Tweet your guesses and include the hashtag #NewtonRnRSD

4. Leave a comment on the Facebook post announcing the contest.

The contest will run until the end of the day on June 5th, when we will pick the winners, and break ties via a random drawing. You can read the full contest guidelines here.

Sweating it out for eight hours of running in place will be good training for whats up next—both Ian and Pam will be running Badwater in July as part of  the seven-athlete Newton team. Stay tuned for more updates on the team.


Team Newton Cleans Up at Colfax Marathon

Posted by on Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 8:59 am | Leave a reply

Newton Running had two relay teams in the Colorado Colfax Marathon Sunday May 16.  Newton Running won the Corporate Division of this mile high race finishing 3rd overall out of 470 relay teams in a time of 2:48:05.  The Newton Running Lab Team finished just a few minutes back.  Newton Running team members (pictured) included Ian Adamson, Hawk Wathen, James Batty, Jacob Edwards and Stephen Gartside.  The Newton Running Lab team included Jennifer Abshire, Danny Abshire, Jerry Lee, Paul South and Brian Metzler.  Good fun on a sunny Sunday morning in Denver.
Newton Running entered two relay teams to race in the Colorado Colfax Marathon yesterday.  Team Newton Running won the Corporate Division of this mile high race, finishing third overall out of 470 relay teams in a time of 2:48:05. The Newton Running Lab Team finished just a few minutes back. Newton Running team members (pictured) included Ian Adamson, Hawk Wathen, James Batty, Jacob Edwards and Stephen Gartside. The Newton Running Lab team included Jennifer Abshire, Danny Abshire, Jerry Lee, Paul South and Brian Metzler. With sunny skies and cool temperatures making for excellent race conditions, almost 6,000 runners turned out for the fifth installment of the Colfax event — 600 in the marathon, 3,058 in the half marathon and 2,220 in the marathon relay. Good fun on a Sunday morning in Denver – congrats to both Newton teams!

Find Newton Running at Expos on Both Coasts this Weekend

Posted by on Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 9:24 pm | 1 Reply

GravityW_10smIt’s a busy weekend for the crew at Newton Running with events and expos on both the left and right coasts. First up, is the expo at the LA Marathon on Friday and Saturday at Dodger Stadium – please come say hello to our team (Steve, Yo, Erin and Erica) at the brand new Newton booth. On the other side of the country, we’re teaming up with to host a booth at the ING Georgia Marathon expo at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Timmy and Tory will be in Atlanta to answer all your Newton needs.

The expos in LA and Atlanta will be the first opportunity see (and/or purchase) our new Performance Trainers. In fact, if you come by our booth and try on a pair of new shoes, and say the code words “level platform,” we’ll give you a free gift (while they last).

Finally Danny, Ian and Dr. Mark are hosting our second Natural Running Symposium on Friday and Saturday in Boston, where we’ll also have our new shoes to try on.

We hope to see you out this weekend!


Our brand new expo booth will be at the LA Marathon

Our brand new expo booth will be at the LA Marathon


Newton Running Launches Natural Running Symposia Program

Posted by on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 @ 11:29 am | 15 Replies


Next week at Luke’s Locker in Dallas we’re hosting a Natural Running Symposium, the first in a series of national educational seminars hosted by some of the top experts in running form, biomechanics and injury prevention.

This is a free, open to the public event featuring Newton Running co-founder and running form expert Danny Abshire, Newton’s R&D/Education director and adventure racing world champ Ian Adamson, and running science expert Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. On Tuesday evening, the team will lead an informative discussion about biomechanics, injury prevention and running shoe design. Then on Wednesday morning, Danny, Ian and Mark will lead a Natural Running form clinic starting at the Dallas store.

The details:

What: Natural Running Symposium

When: Tues., March 2 @ 6 p.m.

Where: Luke’s Locker, Dallas (3607 Oak Lawn Avenue) 214-528-1290

Hope to see you there…tell your friends!

Our next Symposiums will be March 19-20 at Marathon Sports in Boston and March 25-26 at Road Runner Sports in San Diego. Stay tuned for more dates and details.





Ian Adamson Comes Out of Retirement

Posted by on Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 9:13 am | 2 Replies

IanCovershotThis past weekend Newton’s Ian Adamson escaped the snow in Colorado to find some sun, surf and most importantly, dry trails in Los Osos, California. For those of you who don’t know, Ian is a seven-time adventure racing world champion, but he’s been retired for several years and now works full-time on Newton’s product development team and serves as our director of research and education.

Ian’s adventure racing days may be over, but apparently his quest for adventure hasn’t been quenched. Ian has committed to run in this summer’s Badwater Ultramarathon. He was in Los Oros for the Montana de Oro 50K trail run, and finished a very respectable 7th place  - according to Ian, “old man should have trained for more than a month.”

Newton runner Van McCarty won the race and set a new course record. Congrats gentlemen!