For the first time runners can make a difference by purchasing socially conscious running apparel

Janji releases its original running apparel at a public launch party at Bob Roncker’s Running Spot in Cincinnati, OH on Friday June 1. Janji is a socially conscious business created by members of Washington University in St. Louis’ cross country team including Sarah Fisher, a 2010 graduate from Loveland High School and former employee of the Running Spot. The design of the shorts is based on the flags of the countries that the apparel benefits, countries like Kenya and Haiti. With each piece of apparel sold proceeds go directly toward nutritional medicines, a season's worth of water, and other sustainable solutions.

The idea for Janji began on the way to the 2010 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships when Fisher’s teammates, Dave Spandorfer and Michael Burnstein, were motivated by the possibility of improving the food and water crisis through the power of running. They chose the name, Janji, which means ‘promise’ in Malay, because their organization is built on the promise to ‘run for another.’ From the beginning Janji has had considerable start-up success by winning grants and business competitions, which led to nationwide recognition and the attention of many inspired running store owners.

Now Janji is releasing its products this upcoming summer in select running stores before its August national release. Bob Roncker’s Running Spot in Loveland has been chosen as the primary launch location for the apparel in Cincinnati. The general public and runners of all types are invited to be the first to view and purchase the new apparel and hear first about the Janji story.

Janji apparel is available for purchase online, and will be released in select stores this summer!