The NYC Marathon is Sunday, November 7. If you’re going to be in the area, check out Born to Run author Christopher McDougall’s prelude event on Friday, November 5--Reinventing Running: The Cabaret. The actor--and trail runner--Peter Sarsgaard will co-host. It’ll be TED-conference style, with each speaker up for 15 min., followed by a full-stage Q&A with the audience.
Don’t be afraid of the talking heads. They’ve got something interesting to say, all about humanity’s first fine art, as McDougall calls it: distance running. You’ll hear from Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Harvard’s "Barefoot Professor"; Eric Orton, a coach who's trained McDougall; Barefoot Ted McDonald, a.k.a. BFT, a star of Born to Run, and John Durant, a proponent of paleo athleticism and nutrition.
Doors open at 6 p.m. at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, on Central Park West. Tickets go for $10 a pop, and you can get them at the Paragon Sports near Union Square or online at christophermcdougall.eventbrite.com.
McDougall was busy this weekend with a benefit for the National Kidney Foundation, but he took time out to chat with us about The Cabaret.