On Assignment | Claim Your Journey | 225 Magazine

When I found out that I was going to be photographing an up-and-coming running group in Baton Rouge, I was intrigued and excited. Because I am a runner. Kind of. All right, all right. I’m a bad runner – but still one – because I have issues with waking up and actually running the necessary amount of miles to prepare for my next race. However, I’m working at changing this. And I think it has something to do with finding a group of people – large or small – to hold me accountable to actually showing up and putting in the miles.

So when I reached out to Brandon Williams, the founder of Claim Your Journey, I was interested to hear what the group was all about, what they were promoting and who was attending.

I showed up early one Sunday for their weekly Sunday Runday event, and I was blown away with how many people were already there and the community that these runners are building. I enjoyed my time chatting with various runners who were there, and I was invited to come along for the run. Unfortunately, my Birkenstocks made this bit impossible, and I hung out at the tent, waiting to photograph the runners as they arrived back at Ivar’s.

Claim Your Journey is offering a fun way to end the weekend with Sunday Runday. Not only is it a lot of fun and a great opportunity to put yourself out there, but you can meet some new friends, as well as have a good time exercising with an eclectic group of runners of all sizes, speeds and ages.

Claim Your Journey founder Brandon Williams speaks to runners on Sunday, August 28, 2011, before Claim Your Journey

Claim Your Journey founder Brandon Williams speaks to runners on Sunday, August 28, 2011, before Claim Your Journey's Sunday Runday, which starts weekly at Ivar's. Williams said Claim Your Journey is working on expanding the event each weekend. About 40 runners were present that Sunday. (Photo by Erin Parker / 225 Magazine)

To read Amy Alexander’s article on the Claim Your Journey running group, click here.

To learn more about Claim Your Journey, check out their website here. And to join in on the #SundayRunday fun, check out their Facebook page.

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