You’re invited to “Born and Evolved to Run” talk in SF on 7/28

The Leakey Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. We’re an official charity of the San Francisco Marathon and we are hosting an event of interest to runners. We would love to see you there!

Please join us on July 28th at Public Works in San Francisco for "Born and Evolved to Run." Daniel Lieberman is an evolutionary biologist and runner from Harvard University who studies how the human body evolved to run and how evolutionary insights can be used to prevent many kinds of injuries. He is the author of "The Story of the Human Body" and he was featured in the book "Born to Run."

We would like to offer a 30% discount to your club members and we would appreciate it if you could share the event information with your group.

Tickets are $7 with the offer code: RUNSF

Event details are below. I’ve also attached a flier.

Being Human: Born and Evolved to Run
Daniel Lieberman
Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University

July 28, 2016
Doors at 6pm | Talk at 7pm
The Public Works
161 Erie Street San Francisco
Age Limit: 21+

Why did humans become such efficient long-distance runners? How can runners avoid injury? Join Daniel Lieberman on July 28th for Being Human: Born and Evolved to Run and learn about the evolution of endurance running.

Humans and our recent ancestors have been accomplished endurance runners for more than a million years, and this evolutionary history as runners partly accounts for why aerobic exercise is such a key component of human health. However, despite our long history as runners, studies suggest that at least 30% of runners get injured each year!

Join us as we explore how the human body evolved to run and how evolutionary insights can be used to prevent many kinds of injuries.

About Being Human:
Being Human mixes short talks from great minds with fun hands-on experiments, drinks, conversation, and storytelling. Each month we explore different aspects of our evolution, our behavior, and the human experience.

Tickets are available at (use offer code RUNSF for 30% off)
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Thank you!

Meredith Johnson
Communications Manager

The Leakey Foundation
1003 B O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129
p. 415.561.4646 ext. 15
f. 415.561.4647

To increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.

Born and Evolved to Run Flyer 7_28.pdf