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Brooks Athletes, Events, Inspiration

Introducing the Brooks Joggle Happy Tour!

Brooks Joggle Happy World Tour

Brooks Joggle Happy World Tour

Bob & Trish Performing

Bob & Trish Performing

In the past three months, professional jogglers (juggling+running) Bob and Trish Evans have traveled over 10,000 miles, joggled races in 11 different states, been the top male and female racers in 4 different states, slept on 43 different floors or beds, set 4 world records, and they’re not even close to heading for home!

Over the next six months Brooks will be traveling with Bob and Trish across the US–from Florida to Seattle–and sharing their adventures along the way! Bob and Trish have already been on the road for three months, joggling and performing juggling shows nearly every weekend. We finally caught up with them in Florida and asked them about the trip.

While the first month was a huge adjustment from Bob and Trish’s routine as high school teachers to becoming gypsy jogglers, the married couple called the trip “a dream come true”.

5k &10k Joggling World Champion Bob Evans

5k &10k Joggling World Champion Bob Evans

“Traveling constantly has also been tough on our bodies… sleeping on different beds or floors, finding good places to train, going to bed at different times every night, eating different foods, etc. But that is what an adventure is all about!” said Bob and Trish.

“We are almost to the end of our third month on the road and we finally feel we’ve hit a groove. We’ve joggled a race every weekend since October 1st. We’ve joggled races in 11 different states. We’ve been the top overall male/female racers in 4 different states (AZ, ME, NC, TN).”

When asked about what type of reactions the jogglers have been receiving Bob and Trish responded, “Half amazed, half confused… Kids always love it. Sometimes we get a “show-off” comment, but even then they are usually smiling. Going past water stations is fun, the joggling gets a bigger-than-normal applause from the volunteers.”

Besides joggling in different locations almost every weekend, Bob and Trish are also attempting to hike, drive, climb or joggle to the highest elevation point in each state (so far they have reached 20 peaks). About the trip in general, Bob and Trish stated, “We feel like we have been blessed with unique gifts, opportunities and abilities and we want to share and develop those gifts in a way that brings joy and inspiration to others.”

Over the next few weeks Bob and Trish will be traveling from Florida to Arizona. If you happen to be on their path be sure to cheer on the traveling jogglers!

5K &10K Joggling World Champion Trish Evans

5K &10K Joggling World Champion Trish Evans

Bob and Trish’s Schedule

12/3 – Hogtown 10K in Gainesville, FL

12/11 – Festival of the Bonfires 5K in Lutcher, LA

12/17 – Jingle Bell 5K in Rogers, Arkansas

12/31 – Superman 5K in Rockwell, TX

1/7 – San Antonio, TX (race TBD)

1/15 – Santa Fe, NM (race TBD)

1/22 – Sun Run 10K in Tucson, AZ

1/29 – Sunrise at Old Tucson Cross Country Trail Run in Tucson, AZ

2/11 – Fine Valentine’s Couple Relay in Tucson, AZ

More dates coming soon!

About Kristen
Kristen has worked for Brooks since summer 2011 and is an addicted runner. She ran in the Big 10 conference for The Ohio State University where she recently finished her master’s degree in Communication. Kristen is now running half-marathons (with a PR of 1:18:41) and full marathons (2:45:46). Kristen is a 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.