One of these things is not like the other…

Thanks to Chuck for his photo from the Relay For Life in Arlington, WA.

Apparently, the oddball at this charity race is the guy dressed appropriately in a t-shirt, shorts, and running shoes. Notice all the people running in coats, hoodies, wings(!), and JEANS around him on this June day.

Girl jogging IN JEANS with guy-friend carrying a mysterious heavy bag

Today’s photo was submitted by Josh, a runner and incredible photographer, and taken during the 2008 San Francisco marathon.

So we all agree that it is weird to run a marathon in jeans, right? But it is WAY more weird to run a marathon carrying an obviously heavy bag on your back. Isn’t marathon running hard enough?

Is it possible that this couple just robbed a bank, the bag is filled with stacks of 100s, and they thought the SF marathon would be good cover for their get-away?

It made me think of these cute bank robber costumes posted over on Best Race Costumes recently.

Excuse me, Sir. Yeah, you in the jeans and mohawk, I love you.

Another BIG thanks to Michelle over at RunningConfessions.blogspot.com for her mad jean-spotting skills at races. This one is from Sunday’s Detroit Free Press Marathon.

Michelle

NSFW – Topless Women Running IN JEANS

Thanks, Friends, for all your kind birthday words.

What better way to start off the third year of this website than sending some inappropriate nudity to you during work hours?

NSFW

Of course this was taken at Bay to Breakers. Did I even need to say that? Whether or not these girls ractually ran or just walked the race is unknown – but the bib pinned to jeans qualifies them for a post here.

Also, don’t do a Google Image search with “Bay to Breakers” and “nudity.” Just don’t. Trust me.

Running Costumes with Denim – Rick and Lori Grimes (Walking Dead)

As you can imagine, I see A LOT of different race costumes (and race signs for that matter). I am always impressed when something creative and new emerges. If you are a Walking Dead fan, you can appreciate this costume. The fact that the runners are in jeans just makes it all the better.

WalkingDeadThanks, All, for hanging out with me this week. As always, send your Halloween race costumes pictures to JoggingJeans@gmail.com.

Running Costumes with Denim – Malcolm Young (AC/DC)

With Halloween just around the corner and Best Race Costumes exploding like it does every year at this time, I thought it was time for another installment of Running Costumes with Denim. If you are looking for a denim-themed costume idea for your Halloween race, check out the past posts here. The Dukes of Hazzard one is my absolute favorite running costume ever.

We start the week off with a runner dressed like Malcolm Young. Or is it just some dude running in an AC/DC tshirt and jorts?

ACDC

Danny Denim IN PITTSBURGH for the Great Race!

The JoggingJeans.com legend, Danny Denim, came to Pittsburgh this weekend to run the Great Race. He didn’t disappoint with his triple denim duds and had a “jorts PR” at the 5K with a time of 18:33 (2nd in age group).

DannyDenimGreat things about this morning’s Great Race:

1. Meeting Dan

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2. Watching the faces of people looking at Dan while I was talking with him post-race. Their faces either said, “What the hell?” or “How awesome is that outfit?” All I can say is that watching their reactions was a whole lot of fun.

3. And I know this next picture has nothing to do with jogging in jeans, but these two little girls with their heads buried in books made me smile. Parents of these two, you get an A+.

ReadingAnd for those following along and wondering, I did not run. FU plantar fasciitis.

The cell phone case and clip might be funnier than the jeans.

A BIG thanks to Michelle over at RunningConfessions.blogspot.com for today’s picture. It is from the Run for CHUM (Children and Horses United in Movement) Half Marathon in Dansville, Michigan.

JeansI don’t know why it took me almost two years to think of this, but should I be blurring faces of photos that aren’t self-submitted? What do you all think? Go.

I <3 Race Directors

If you have websites that post pictures of people running in odd clothing, it is AWESOME to have a race director following your sites.

Ilana is race director for Run for Good Racing Company in Seattle, and she is always supplying me with material for this site and for Best Race Costumes.

From the Good Karma 5K in May:

Karma

From the Run Like the Wind Running Festival in June:

WindThanks, Ilana! Oh, and BTW, I’m still waiting for you to organize a Denim Dash, a Jorts and Jeans Jaunt, or a Jog in Jeans 5K. I’ll visit Seattle that weekend and be your #1 volunteer. Let me know so I can clear my schedule. ;)

JoggingJeans.com: Welcome to the Jarty

The three little words I LOVE to hear?

“You were right.”

You should listen to me more, People. One, because I AM right a lot. And, two, because I like to hear those words.

I told you that you should all do your mud runs in denim. Turns out, it is so much fun that a new word has been invented.

WDWarriorDashHaving someone lift your leg while wearing short jorts is a bit dangerous, dontcha think?

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