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Author Christopher McDougall to Visit Half-Moon Outfitters Stores

Half-Moon Outfitters to host author of "Born to Run," Christopher McDougall at seven store locations.

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Half-Moon Outfitters to host Christopher McDougall, author of the New York Times Bestseller, “Born to Run” on Friday, October 2nd through Tuesday, October 6th.

At Half-Moon Outfitters locations, Christopher McDougall will give a short presentation and sign and sell his bestselling book. In some of the cities, Christopher will be leading a run for anyone interested.

Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men’s Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, and New York. He does his own running among the Amish farms around his home in rural Pennsylvania.

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

Christopher McDougall Half-Moon Outfitters Tour Schedule:

Friday, October 02, 2009
Half-Moon Outfitters Atlanta, GA
1034 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 249-7921
Meet and Greet: 5pm-8pm

Saturday, October 03, 2009
Half-Moon Outfitters Athens, GA
1225 S. Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 548-7225
Meet and Greet: 10am-12pm

Saturday, October 03, 2009
Half-Moon Outfitters Greenville, SC
1420 Laurens Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 233-4001
Meet and Greet: 4pm-6pm

Sunday, October 04, 2009
Half-Moon Outfitters Columbia, SC
10am Vibram FiveFinger Try on at Harbison State Park
Group Run: 10:30am-12pm Harbison trails Run (5 to 6 miles)
Meet and Greet: 2-4pm at Half-Moon Outfitters Columbia, SC store
2930 Devine St.
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 929-0771

Monday, October 05, 2009
Half-Moon Outfitters Charleston & West Ashley, SC

10am Vibram Five Fingers Try on at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
Group Run: 10:30-11:30am over Cooper River Bridge
Meet and greet: Downtown location 12-2
Half-Moon Outfitters Downtown Charleston, SC
280 King St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-0990

5-7pm meet and greet in Charleston West Ashley location with reception.
Half-Moon Outfitters Charleston West Ashley
94 Folly Rd.
Charleston, SC 29407

Tuesday, October 6th 2009
Half-Moon Outfitters Savannah GA
15 East Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Meet and greet: 11 -2

For more information on Half-Moon Outfitters or this program please contact

Katherine Smith
1084 East Montague Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 853-3338 x14

Half-Moon Outfitters, founded in 1993 and based in Charleston, S.C., features clothing and gear for adventure and travel. Offering lines including Patagonia, The North Face, Chaco, and Mountain Hardwear, experienced staff members guide customers through the selection of equipment with safety, comfort and fun in mind. Half-Moon employees share a love of the outdoors and an ardent commitment to the environment. Following that conviction, Half-Moon Outfitters has renovated a new distribution center in North Charleston, that is fully LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Platinum as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council. Half-Moon Outfitters has eight stores in South Carolina and Georgia, and a web-based store. For more information, visit .