We are thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with the leading social enterprise for sneaker repurpose and recycling in the United State – Sneakers4Good!
Sneakers4Good does more than get sneakers in the hands of people who need them most.
Their programs have a big impact on people, and a small impact on the planet. Over 300 million shoes are thrown away each year by Americans alone and discarded shoes can take 30 to 40 years to decompose. That means unless you recycled them, most sneakers from your lifetime are still laying in a landfill somewhere. With Sneakers4Good they give your old shoes a second life—this reduces the amount of harmful CO2 being released into the air and soil by old shoes as they decompose.
Look for Sneakers4Good drop off boxes for the River Run Half Marathon September 10 – at early packet pick-ups and on race day.
To learn more about Sneakers4Good, visit https://sneakers4good.com/about/