Janji Launched a Run Club for Nomads

It's focused on exploring the city and enjoying street art.

If you’re looking for a local run club, you’ve got no shortage of options. There are long runs and short runs, fast runs and slow runs, serious runs and silly runs, food-fueled runs and booze-fueled runs, and everything in between. Now, local running apparel company Janji is adding another option to the mix: a group for runners who like to explore.

Janji’s Nomadic Run Crew is “running off the beaten path” each Saturday, helping athletes get to know the city they sweat in. The group will tackle a new neighborhood each weekend, seeing fresh sites and stopping to admire street art along the way. Initial destinations include Jamaica Plain and Somerville, with many more to come.

While Nomadic Run Crew is free and open to everybody, the runs are 10-milers—not exactly a walk in the park. Still, the philanthropic brand, which donates part of its profits to clean water charities, encourages runners of all paces to join the expeditions.

Interested? The group meets at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday, setting off from the Janji pop-up store on Newbury Street. Where you’ll end up is anybody’s guess.

Free, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Janji, 328 Newbury St., Boston, thebostoncalendar.com.


Jamie Ducharme Jamie Ducharme, Contributor jducharme@bostonmagazine.com