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6" Groundwork Pace Short

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6" Groundwork Pace Short

W's 6" Groundwork Pace Short

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Formfitting, Size Chart Gabby is 5'8" and wears size SBlake is 5'7" and wears size MJacarina is 5'9" and wears size L

Improved comfort, same great feel — our bestselling Groundwork Pace Short is back and ready to tackle any workout you throw at it with improved ergonomic seaming, generous pocketing and optimal coverage. Read more

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Print Story - Spray Dye

The Spray Dye print capsule is inspired by the distinct differences of each waterway on this planet, and the greater interconnectivity they all share as a singular body.


All about the Groundwork
Breathable, moisture-wicking fabric provides light compression with an unnoticeable feel in stride

Stays put
Silicone grippers on the hem prevent the fabric from riding up + keep the short in place during high-output movement

Unfussy + secure fit
Ergonomic waistband design contours the hips for optimal comfort in stride while power mesh lining offers secure support

Infinity drawcord
Allows for an adaptable fit + will not get tugged out in the wash

Pocket it
Two deep side pockets can easily accommodate the largest phone sizes (plus case) + minimize any movement or bounce

Keep it separated
An internal waistband pocket can stash card/cash or key

Back pocket duals as pass-thru
A back pocket can be used to store nutrition or as a pass-thru to secure a top or lightweight layer

Stay seen
Janji signature blue reflective logo on front and “watermark” on back increases visibility in low light

materials + specs

Groundwork Knit
68% nylon, 32% spandex

Power mesh lining
100% polyester

122g / 4.3oz (W’s Small)

Garment made in Vietnam

Fabric Callout


High-performance, moisture-wicking stretch nylon with durable support. Explore more behind our tights and sports bra fabric.


care instructions

Wash before first use on cold with like colors

Tumble dry low

Heads up — some color bleed may occur
Color bleed, especially with darker colored nylon/spandex blends, is common and could stain light colored garments if washed together.


Groundwork Knit is made using a premium grade nylon that has a significantly tighter woven filament than standard synthetics. Tighter filaments mean less microfiber shedding in the wash-cycle, plus greater durability of the garment (longer lifespan, more wearing).

Groundwork Knit fabric is also bluesign® certified meaning it is free from harmful chemicals and is fabricated in a way that meets a high environmental standard.

Learn more about our sustainable initiatives here.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Best active shorts I own!

I love these short so much! They have great coverage and fit and I love the pockets so I can keep my phone and keys with me working out. They're my new go to short for when I want to be comfy and look good, while I exercise

Cara Provenzano
Huge fan!

These shorts are really just amazing.
They fit perfect, the length is just right and I love the orange color.
(I also bought the black because I needed a neutral)
Really glad I did because I get a lot of use out of them.

Chandra Ramamoorthy

Love the 6 inch shorts; great color, nice pockets , fits well. Go janji

Janet P in Chicago
Best fitting ‘short short’

I have ‘difficult’ upper thighs. Usually stay away from this style but based on how much I love the Pace bra fit gave it a try. Amazing support and compression without upside down muffin top of the thigh. Get ‘em!

Best & most comfortable running shorts ever

These shorts stay put and are so comfortable on long runs! I bought 2 pairs to start with and keep checking back for the black & periwinkle to be back in stock. I just enjoy my run in these and don’t have to adjust the shorts in any way. Also no chaffing! I’m 6’1 so length of shorts or where they sit on my hips is usually an issue-not with these. Bravo Janji

Hannah S
Fantastic shorts!

I have been on the hunt for a pair of running shorts for years and tried so many different brands and inseams. These shorts FINALLY solved my problem! The small elastic strip at the bottom doesn't dig in but keeps the pants from riding up and creating the ever-dreaded chafing. They have a slightly higher waist but I prefer this so I don't have to keep pulling them up or down like other brands I've tried. The side pockets are HUGE and perfect for a phone, keys, snacks, and even a 500ml soft bottle. I have already purchased two pairs and will likely buy another soon. I am 5'9" and ~165lbs with athletic thighs and wear a medium.

Dara F.
The best shorts!

I can fit all my gear and more. The shorts say put. And just comfy!

Sayra W
Best shorts ever

They’re amazing. Don’t ride up and soooo comfortable- I bought 2 more since they were so great AND they have 2 pockets!


These shorts are literally a miracle. I have had such a hard time finding "biker short" style shorts that do the job but Janji absolutely nailed it! These are by far the most comfortable and technically sound. The length and breathability is perfect, the compression is super supportive but not restrictive, they don't ride up at all (!!!), and the pockets are extremely functional/well-designed. I'm so so pleased and plan to wear these for my ultra marathon in the Fall. For reference I am 5'8" and 140 lbs, athletic build.

Jaana Siple
Best shorts EVER

These are the only biker running shorts on the market I’ve bought that stay in place. Buy these immediately.