Who?


The Run Smiley Collective are a  group of bloggers (mainly from the barefoot/minimalist running community).   Our aim is to enlighten the running community that the new "cool" in running are not numbers but enjoying the journey our legs can take us. Our current members/authors are as follows:

  • Krista Cavender, a.k.a zapmamak
  • Robin Robinson, a.k.a Norm Deplume
  • Katie Kift, a.k.a. KittyK (Barefoot Runners Society)
  • Angela Holtz, a.k.a. Angie Bee (Barefoot Runners Society)
  • Vanessa Rodriguez, a.k.a VanessaRuns
  • Patrick Sweeney, a.k.a. Bourbonfeet
  • Christian Peterson, a.k.a The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy (Barefoot Runners Society)
  • Doug Robertson, a.k.a Dirtbag (Barefoot Runners Society)
  • Jesse Scott, a.k.a Jesse (Hobby Jogga's)
  • Ryan Hansard, a.k.a Fun Running Ryan (Hobby Jogga's)
  • Swami Kahn, a.k.a. Kahn
  • Robert Shackelford, a.k.a. shacky
  • Nora Mancuso, a.k.a Ti-living… together WAS Mammarunsbarefoot
  • Lou Rantin, a.k.a. Runs Barefoot
  • Shelly Robillard, a.k.a. ShellBel (Hobby Jogga's)
  • Jason Robillard a.k.a. Last Place Jason (Barefoot Running University) (Barefoot Runners Society)(Hobby Jogga's)
  • Shelley Viggiano, a.k.a ShelleyV (Mind the Ducks 12 hour Ultra RD)
  • Chris Van Dyke, a.k.a The Urban Trail Runner
  • TJ Gerken, a.k.a. Barefoot TJ, (President of the Barefoot Runners Society)
  • Neil Zeller, a.k.a Barefoot Neil
  • Bob Redding, a.k.a. Bob (Downtown)
  • Dave Robertson, a.k.a. Dave the Naked runner.
  • Jennifer Packer, a.k.a Jen
  • Larry Gibbons, a.k.a Barefoot Larry (Barefoot Runners Society)
  • Katie Button-Swenson (Barefoot Runners Society), a.k.a. Mamakat7
  • Stephanie Rose, a.k.a. 1972Roses
  • Scott Scooter Schneider, a.k.a Lava Runner
  • Troy Root, a.k.a Troy
  • Ren Powell, a.k.a. Renkath
  • Francois Bourdeau, a.k.a. 
  • Tracy Longacre, a.k.a. RevRuns
  • John Jeffery, a.k.a. JDEJ
  • Bob Nicol, a.k.a. Bob (Barefoot Runners Society)
  • Lars Nilsson, a.k.a Fungrim
  • Trisha Reeves, TrishaR


The following have submitted posts or idea's to the Collective, but as yet I haven't managed to figure out the author requests. They are considered members, you just won't find them in the easy list at the side - yet!
  • Jason Masterson
  • Jennifer Caccamo
  • Sally Hullbert
  • Eric Kennedy