They missed out on finish line hugs!

People! Remember my brilliant idea for a denim race?!

It happened. It was called the Inaugural Wingate Jorts Mile. It took place last Saturday at Wingate University. It looks like the most incredible event. Didn’t I TELL YOU that it was a good idea? Here is the pictorial evidence of my idea’s brilliance:

The SIGN! The SIGN! Made out of pairs of jeans! L.O.V.E.


And race photos that you will love only a fraction of the amount that I love them.





The only thing that would have made this race better? Me at the finish line hugging people as they crossed.

Who are you, People Behind This Race? We are of like minds and NEED to be friends.

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  1. From experience I think Body Glide should be an official sponsor!

  2. lisa

     /  February 20, 2013

    oh man. so awesome! i wanted to do this, too, remember?! ok, that’s it: i’m gonna do it! i don’t know how i’ll skirt permit options and such, but i’m gonna do it!

  3. I think you’ve started a trend.

  4. mary long

     /  February 20, 2013

    See that? Running in jeans makes people HAPPY! They are having too much fun! Love it :0)

  5. R achelle Q

     /  February 20, 2013

    I would so run that race! So funny! Chaffing anyone?

  6. This is amazing. I would have worn jeans just for the hug. Best photos. Ever.

  7. Rachel

     /  February 21, 2013

    So glad you found this race! I go to Wingate & took these pictures. It was LOTS of fun and we raised almost $200 for Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Robbie Page Memorial.

  8. OMG. Kindred spirits. Just the beginning, I say. Jorts Jaunt should become the next Color Run.

  9. Those runners are SO into it! I love it!!!

  10. laurrdunn

     /  March 2, 2013

    this. is. awesome. ….i need to get myself in a jean race! (preferably a short distance one LOL)


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