Good afternoon, Caller. Do you have a question for me, the All-Knowing Running Expert?
Question Asker: I am an awesome runner but I want to take it to another level and be more awesome. What can I do?
Me: Consider running a half marathon in full length jeans and Chuck Taylors.
Question Asker: Um…I don’t know. It seems like that would slow me down.
Me: Wrong. A guy at the Alpine Classic Half on May 25th did it and his awesomeness level is off the charts. The power of denim helped him rock a second place overall finish.
And if you, Dear Readers, question my running credentials, Runner’s World’s Mark Remy says that you CAN run in Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars. See for yourself.
BONUS: Josh was also representin’ at the Alpine Half in jorts:
Posted by Jill on June 12, 2013
Imagine if you had a traumatic brain injury for a moment.
Okay, I know this isn’t usual JoggingJeans.com lightheartedness, but bear with me for a second.
Imagine if you had a traumatic brain injury. What would you do?
I know I would not take on the feat of running from one side of Canada to the other in order to raise awareness for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors, that is for sure.
But, David McGuire, that is what he did and called it a “Run to Remember.” And this is AFTER David’s family was told that he may never walk or talk again. One year after his injury, he ran his first marathon. And soon thereafter pulled off the amazing feat of running a marathon a day across Canada, departing from St. John’s Newfoundland and completed his amazing feat 8 1/2 months later in Victoria.
So why am I telling you this? Just wait:
David running along the road.
And who does he see up ahead?
The Neepawa Tigers Football Team IN JEANS
Providing some company to David during his run.
Posted by Jill on May 23, 2013
I took this pic at the Cincinnati marathon on May 4. The woman has 2 orange bibs, which means she’s doing the 4-way challenge (5k, 10K, and marathon). Not only is she running 3 races, she’s doing it with a broken hand!!!
Posted by Jill on May 21, 2013
To see all of the past running costumes with denim, click here.
Posted by Jill on March 29, 2013
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Danny with his nephew, Harvey
Danny Price (brother of UK celeb Katie Price) is running the London Marathon on April 21st IN JEANS in support of Jeans for Genes. In preparation for the race, he ran the Brighton Half Marathon on February 17th in those jeans.
Post-race, he reported minimal chafing, lots of support from other runners, and odd stares from spectators. LOVE IT!
Jeans for Genes is a national children’s charity which raises money for the care of children and families who are affected by genetic disorders. It also supports ground-breaking research into the causes and cures for these disorders. The charity also aims to raise awareness and understanding of genetics and what it means to live with a genetic disorder.
The charity’s main fundraising event is Jeans for Genes Day which takes place on the first Friday of October. Millions of people across the UK make a small donation to wear their jeans to work and to school.
From the Jeans for Genes blog:
Dan says “This charity is close to my heart, and like every other runner around the world when running, we all have our own reasons, story or journey behind why we do it! I had a huge insight last year when my sister was ambassador for the charity and this inspired me to represent them this year – and working on the theme Jeans for Genes Day, I will be running the VLM in a pair of jeans!”
Katie Price said: “My son, Harvey, has genetic disorders which is why Jeans for Genes Day is so close to my heart. This fundraising appeal does a great deal of work to provide vital care and support for thousands of children like Harvey who are affected by genetic disorders. I am so proud that my brother Daniel is running the Marathon for such a great cause! Go Dan!”
If you want to support Danny’s London race and this great cause, go can do so by going here!
Posted by Jill on March 1, 2013
Jeff Galloway spoke at the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Meet-Up this morning and ran IN JEANS. Can you imagine a BETTER jogging in jeans endorsement?
And after a call for action shots, Liz (and RunDisney) came through for me [that's Liz in the white and blue shorts]!
(MAJOR thanks to Rainbow Bright Anne for letting me know about this colossal happening!).
Posted by Jill on November 9, 2012