A race with a Jazziest Jorts Award

Trish told me about it. I told you about it. The Canton Liberty Run was held on June 14th. The theme was is “Stars, Stripes, and Jorts.”

Despite my rockin’ cyber searching skilz, I was only able to find a few pictures from the event. Fortunately, they are FABULOUS pictures:



Race Directors! It is TIME for a denim-only run. Contact me. I have a bazillion brilliant ideas swimming around in my head.


Races that MUST be on your calendars + More

There are three upcoming races that you MUST know about:

  1. My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE group of denim runners are again heading to the Kelly St. Patrick’s Shamrock 5K this year with the team name of “Suns Out Jorts Out.” If you are in the Baltimore area on March 16th, head to the race, look for the group of people wearing jorts with smiles on their faces and beer in their hands.
  2. JHMMy new friends over at Wingate University are doing it again! The 2014 Wingate Jorts Mile will be held on the Wingate campus (North Carolina) on April 24th. The pictures from last year’s inaugural race were AMAZING and even led to my How to Guide for Running a Denim-Themed Race.
  3. And, finally, Trish (@runfreetrl) shared with me a race going on in her town of Canton, MI on June 14th, the Canton Liberty Run. The theme this year is “Stars, Stripes, and Jorts.” Here is the good part:

JortsI want pictures, lots and lots of pictures.


The “+ More” = My Absence

What’s up, Friends? I am sorry that I have been slacking in my posts. I have a good excuse though: I quit a job that was sucking the life out of me. An entire department of smart, educated professionals were micromanaged, treated unfairly, and bullied (strong word, I know, but it is appropriate). I only had the job for 8 months and knew it was time to go. I was fortunate to find another job right way – a FANTASTIC job with wonderful people where we are all valued and respected.

The stress associated with the change has taken a toll on me and this website was the thing that I had to temporarily let go. But all is good again in Jill-World. Thanks to all of you that reached out to see if I was okay. [hug]

Runners everywhere want an opportunity to race IN DENIM!

JoggingJeans.com has inspired numerous people to jog in jeans. In addition, denim-clad race teams have also been formed and there was even a small farm race.

But, ya know what?, I would LOVE to see a BIG denim-themed race.

The Denim Dash?

Jorts and Jeans Jaunt?

Jog in Jeans 5K?

Make Jill Happy Half?

Okay, that last one was awesome ridiculous but you get my drift. People have been WAITING for an opportunity to cut their old jeans into jorts, squeeze into their tightest skinny jeans, or create more denim-inspired outfits (like the denim thong or denim calf sleeves) and run with others! It’s a good idea, right? Better than running while people throw colored powder on you. Just saying…

I would travel for this race. I would promote the hell out of it on this site. I would volunteer to hand out the “I jogged IN JEANS!” tshirts, bibs, and chip timers. I would stand at the finish line and hug runners as they crossed. My laugh lines would be a whole eighth of an inch deeper from all the smiling but it would be totally worth it.

If you, Dear Readers, happen to know any race organizers, sent me their names and email addresses and phone numbers and home addresses so I can harass them until a denim-themed race happens (or until I have 12 restraining orders against me, whichever comes first).

To the race directors that read this blog (ahem, Ilana): make this happen. Thanks. I’ll be holding my breath waiting for your call.

Speaking of Ilana, she is the race director for the Run for Good Racing Company and yesterday snapped this cutie running IN JEANS in the rain.


Not only was Ilana recently married (congrats, Girl), she is also really smart and sweet and pretty. [Yes, I’m sucking up-ya never know!] 🙂

If you are a runner near the Seattle area, be sure to go to the Run for Good Racing Company website and sign up for the e-newsletter and follow on Twitter.

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