About Jess and Run856

Hello! My name is Jess and I am a runner in South Jersey. I believe every runner has a story — we all have obstacles (both figurative and literal) to overcome, things we love and hate about running, juggling to fit our hobby into our hectic lives. I have become a runner, but I also enjoy GORUCK events, OCR, and have done a few triathlons.

I am a member of RUN215 and was inspired by a post there to start a spin-off group for those of us in 856 (609 is okay too!). With support from the Road Runners Club of Woodbury, the Run856 Facebook group BOOMED and grew into something I never anticipated. The Running Co. of South Jersey offers Run856 gear, and there are group runs all over South Jersey now. As I meet more and more awesome people who run in the 856, I decided it would be cool to get to know some of these incredible runners better and introduce them to you.

Since 2017, I’m very proud to be representing Skirt Sports as a brand ambassador. Skirt Sports is a women’s fitness apparel company offering running skirts and other gear. One of my favorite items from them is their Go Longer Shorts. You can use the code 103Broc for 15% off of full price items. (Small print: code can’t be combined and is not valid during the biannual clearance sales.)


I’m also a RAM Racing Hot Chocolate 15k Ambassador for 2019. Use my code PHILLYJESS19 for a free running armband phone holder with your registration. Also check out my race report from the 2017 Hot Chocolate 15k in Philly. It is always a really fun race with some of the best swag around.

If you are a runner with a cool story to share or know a runner who needs to be interviewed, please reach out to me!

Until we meet, may the wind always be at your back, friends, and always run the mile you are in.