Sometimes, running in Boston can feel magical. And other times, you just can’t work up the energy to get your workout in.
But with a little extra motivation, getting up and out to run can be the highlight of your week. That’s where the Nomadic Run Crew comes in.
Hit the road
Join the Nomads every Saturday morning for a run that ends with bagels and coffee at the Janji store. The runs are completely free, so what are you waiting for? Just get on the Janji Facebook page each week to find out which part of Boston you’ll roam next.
Meet the nomads
The Nomadic Run Crew was started by the people who run Janji, a performance running apparel company. But that’s not Janji’s whole story. The company is all about giving back. So it donates 10% of the sale of each piece to help fund clean water projects around the world. Want to check out the gear for yourself? Stop into Janji’s pop-up shop on Newbury Street to scope out the goods.
That’s where the Nomadic Run Crew meets every Saturday morning at 9:30am before embarking on a long run. The routes are usually around 10 miles, but there’s always a shorter version of between four and six miles if you aren’t looking to go quite that far. And don’t worry about pace. The nomads welcome everyone, no matter your running ability.
Scope street art
Each week the crew heads out on a different route, which they post to Facebook earlier in the week. By running through a new part of the city each Saturday, the Nomadic Run Crew aims to make Boston feel a little smaller…and a little more like home. The group also has a commitment to creativity, so all of the routes include a stop at a piece of public art.
One of the first Nomadic Run Crew routes had the group hoofin’ it past the Mystic Murals in Somerville. Other runs have included breathers at the new Dewey Square mural, Spaces of Hope, and past the Roxbury Love mural. It’s a healthy dose of Boston culture, and we can’t think of a better way to explore the city.