About Urban Running Girl

Urban Running Girl is a small e-commerce business based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  All running shrugs have been designed and manufactured in Canada.

The idea of a running shrug came about from the need to keep warm while warming up during an early morning run, particularly in the spring and fall.  It’s too cool to start with only a tank top or t-shirt, but once warmed up and/or the outside temperature rises, it’s too warm for a long sleeve shirt or jacket.

Wearing a long sleeve shirt/jacket over a tank top or t-shirt brings additional frustrations:

Wear it for the entire run and get too hot.
Take it off, and leave it by the side of the road (see this all the time in races).
Take it off, and tie it around the waist so it becomes additional baggage to carry. Also, jacket zippers/velcro could chafe against pants/leggings.

These frustrations seem unnecessary, so development started on a piece of clothing that would be light weight, and cover the shoulders and arms only… the running shrug.

Urban Running Girl shrugs can be purchased at Urban Running Girl

At this time, shipping is in Canada only.  We hope to be available to the U.S. market soon.


2 thoughts on “About Urban Running Girl

  1. I’ve wanted something like this for ages! I don’t currently live in a country where I need such a thing (heat and humidity year in, year out) but I will definitely keep this in mind if my next destination is a little cooler. Good luck!

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