Jeans required. No shirts allowed.

Edmonton Thunder Track and Field Club called it “Jeans 400.” The rules were clear:

It is simple, one lap of the outdoor track or two laps of the indoor track, from a standing start, wearing nothing but you most stylish jeans and footwear of your choice (spikes, runners, flats, work boots, slippers everything goes). NO shirts (ladies are allowed to wear a sports bra, if they choose to), no cut offs jeans, no synthetics, no knock offs. Jeans must be 100% full length denim. And of course the objective is to win! As in fastest time takes the title!

And the laugh out loud statement: Cause running in jeans makes you look extra fast!!

The dates say 2007. They called it an “inaugural” event. Emails went unanswered. Joggingjeans.com readers are wondering if this awesome event is still around.

Reason #585 why Pittsburgh is awesome

Need another reason why Pittsburgh is awesome? Of course you don’t, because you know it already and believe it with all your heart. But reason #585 is that Pittsburghers jog in jeans. We’ve seen the Genesis Riverside 10K Runner, the Great Race Runner, and the guy I creepily stalked with binoculars.

And because of Kristy, lover of running and all things Pittsburgh, we know of another:

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Kristy blogs over at PGHRunner and is worthy of a follow there and on Twitter (@PGHRunner). However, based on the crazy-large number of my Twitter people that follow her already, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.

Track swag

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In the gym, pairing jeans with plaid shirts

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Can we agree that the jeans-in-the-gym situation is getting out of hand?

Another addition to the “Bloggers who Jogged in Jeans” club

From Katy’s blog, TriKatyKid:

“I wanted to run, but I was wearing jeans. Maybe in my past life I would have thought not possible or maybe in my past life I would have not thought twice. I don’t know. But I am living in a new era. An era that includes Jill and her blog JoggingJeans.com. So I did not just quietly or secretly pretend like I was running to catch a bus. Nope. I ran with purpose. I am officially a Jean Jogger. I am looking forward to running in jorts in the spring…” (read more here)

Welcome, Katy, to the elite club of awesomeness!!

Two pictures from the UK this week!

A big thanks to Sarah, runner and author of the blog The World according to Sog, who snapped the following picture of a guy jogging in jeans during the Stanley Park 10K in Blackpool, UK on March 3, 2012.

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Josher’s mom’s surgery is April 9th. If you are of the praying kind, please say one or two or twenty or a hundred for her.
$735 of $1000 raised!! You OVERWHELM me with your generosity.
Donate to Denim for a Cure by clicking here.
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A big big BIG thanks to the following JoggingJeans.com readers who have contributed their hard-earned money to support Denim for a Cure:
Mary Long, Sellersville, PA
Minka Misangyi, San Antonio, TX. Author of MoreThanRunning
Jill Whitaker, Las Vegas, NV. Author of JillWillRun and theRUNiverse
Tracey Lazos, Boston, MA. Author of StrideAndJoy
Marcie, Dallas, TX
And the others who donated!
(You can be on this list by donating and then sending me an email telling me that you did – JoggingJeans@gmail.com)
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Read more about the campaign here. Read more about Josher Hanson, the guy who will be running in head-to-toe denim, here.
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Got your flannel? Your jeans? You ready to race?

Couldn’t agree more, Erik…couldn’t agree more.

Pictures Lifted from Twitter Week – Day 3

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