Another runner IN JEANS at the Pittsburgh Marathon 5K

Although I missed him when I was on the sidelines cheering on my new friend, Andrew, there was another runner at the Pittsburgh Marathon 5K in denim.

Josh was running as part of a group raising awareness and money for L.I.V.I.N.G Ministry. And he did his fundraising in the most awesome way! From his website:

I need your help…

  •  If I get $100, I’ll run in jeans.  Whoever breaks the $100 threshold decides whether those jeans are cut offs, and if so, how short.
  •  If I break $200, I’ll wear a suit and tie.  I have no idea what the weather will be like.  But i’ll be the best dressed runner, I assure you.
  •  If I break $300, I’ll skip the entire last mile.  No, not bail out, I mean skip like in hop scotch.  For a mile.
  •  Guess what, I’m on call for work next weekend too.  It’s only fitting then, if I break $400, I’ll open a conference call and give all donors the info to dial in and I’ll give live progress updates for the duration of the race.
  •  If I break $500, I will do ALL OF THE THINGS.

You all have heard me talk about the L.I.V.I.N.G Ministry before.  It’s one of the best ministries to the homeless, struggling, hungry, and forgotten public in Pittsburgh.  Not only the mission, but the staff are by far the most focused, compassionate, and  passionate people I’ve ever encountered.

Apparently, he met is $500 fundraising goal. Here is a picture of him running IN JEANS and a suit jacket:


And here he is skipping across the finish line:

Josh, contact me. We are destined to be friends.

Leave a comment


  1. Oh, I’m not sure this can be topped. Plus, a whole mile skipping?? Ow. I hope people appreciate how much more difficult that is than running. (Honestly, I wonder if he knew how much more difficult when he made the offer. A mile is a LONG time.) Great post.

  2. Brilliant!! I too am in awe of the skipping. Also, the great thing about this outfit is you can go straight out to a fancy lunch after.

  3. Mary

     /  May 19, 2013

    What a great cause! Great job Josh!

  4. wow, everything amazing, from his ministry, the way he raised money, to wearing the suit and tie and the hopscotch.. what else? thank you for sharing! 🙂

  5. ha, nice. Yeah, the skipping was KILLER. Full disclosure, they didn’t have any mile markers, so I probably did .5 miles once I realized how close I was. It was nuts…I had to remind myself how to skip, which helped keep my mind off the pain.

  6. Merry

     /  May 22, 2013

    Josh-very impressive. Great effort and accomplishment on every level


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