-California to New York, 2015
-Mexico to Canada, 2018
-Multiple hitchhiking adventures
-Winner 2017 Catskill Mountain 100k.
-4 year veteran with over 1,000 lifetime miles at Across the Years 6-10 day race.
-Solo barefoot Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim 2013.
-Only person to complete Virgil Crest trail 50 miler (barefoot) 2014
Between 2012-2018, I was voluntarily homeless and traveled the USA by foot and thumb, supported by people I met along the way.
I bring all the creativity, discipline, and drive to survive that kept me alive on The Road, to all my projects and endeavors. Let me add something new to your project today!
In 2011 I read a book called Born to Run, and went down a rabbit hole that led to a barefoot transcontinental run, sub 24hr 100 milers, 50+ mile barefoot trail races, and six incredible years of voluntary homelessness, traveling the USA by foot and thumb. What began as a personal experiment became a journey, shaped and supported by thousands of people from all walks of life. I call that the Bare Sole Project, and it's at the heart of everything I do.
As I traveled, I trained. As I traveled and trained, I documented the story on social media and built a support network of individuals and businesses across the country. After a while it became a self sustaining, versatile machine that could be controlled remotely.
The secret ingredients to my success during projects like UnRun USA and Borderline Crazy was fitness, minimalism and networking, and that's what I continue to bring to the table in my work today. Whether I'm building a custom farm stand or consulting on blog and marketing strategy, I let the project define itself, and use my network of knowledgable and talented associates to realize it's full potential.
I'm Barefoot Jake Brown, and my brand promotes a Global Community and Conscious Lifestyle.
- 7 years competitive racing.
- 3 Overall Wins, 2 at distances over 100k
- 2x USA Crosser; CA-NY '15, Mex-Can '18
- Competitive footraces
- Adventure Runs
-Fundraiser pedestrian events
I have my own brands and businesses, and can provide myself and my team with the basics. I don't sell out. We collaborate.
Hire me to run for you!
I specialize in designing and executing solo journey-runs as fundraiser events.
Minimalist approach for maximum potential.
1. Original brands, products & designs.
2. Affiliate recommendations.
3. Product and service reviews.
4. Ad space and paid promotions.
If I carry it in my backpack, you know it's worth the weight!
I built a company while sleeping in ditches. I can help you find a simpler way of doing things, that is more efficient and truer to your core mission.
Most of my projects begin with non-monetary sponsorships and low/no overhead costs. I spend social credit before cash to maintain momentum.
2013-'18 I traveled the USA by foot & thumb. I slept in the homes of 100's of Americans, across the country. That network is alive & well, & I've cultivated productive professional relationships. Join our family.