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Bigfoot theme draws runners to last JMI

Bigfoot theme draws runners to last JMI


It took Sharon Albert a nearly 200-mile drive and a Bigfoot theme to finally get her to very first Just Move It.

Albert, who is from Shiprock and married into the Paguate Village of Laguna, returned home to Shiprock for the 27th Annual Just Move It finale held at Shiprock High School Monday evening.

The theme for the finale was Bigfoot and she said it was just what she needed to finally get to experience her first JMI.

“Bigfoot, he’s my main obsession,” Albert said. “I came all the way from Laguna to here for that.”

Albert attended the event with her son and sister, wearing one of her many Bigfoot T-shirts.

She said she thought it was the perfect opportunity to attend a JMI for the first time and to meet other Bigfoot fans.

“The enthusiasts of people that maybe they have here for Bigfoot, and the supernatural, and paranormal activity, that’s what made me come here, see, and and maybe talk to other people about it,” Albert said. “He’s the main event and second is family, just to be with people that have the same interests as I do.”

Albert was one of a handful of Bigfoot fans who showed up wearing Bigfoot T-shirts and other materials associated with Bigfoot hunters. She was also one of dozens of people who showed up for the finale of Shiprock Service Unity JMI.

Walkers and runners young and old lined up and made the trek and returned to close out the annual event.

Roberta Diswood, recreation specialist for Northern Navajo Medical Center Health Promotions, said the event and the entire JMI for the summer was a hit.

“Overall, I think it went great,” she said. “We had a lot of people come out … They enjoyed themselves.”

About The Author

Sunnie R. Clahchischiligi

Sunnie Clahchischiligi has been the sports writer for the Navajo Times since 2008. She has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of New Mexico. Before joining the Times, she worked at the St. Cloud Times (Minn.), the Albuquerque Journal, the Santa Fe New Mexican, Sports Illustrated Magazine in New York City and the Salt Lake Tribune. She can be reached at or via cell at (505) 686-0769.


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