- Please bring your used running shoes to our races so they can be recycled!
- We’ve teamed up with Rerun Shoes, a social enterprise that will ship your footwear to Africa, where micro-entrepreneurs clean (but are not able to repair holes) and provide a continual supply of affordable footwear to communities in some of the poorest cities on the planet (e.g. Bamako, Mali, Monrovia, Liberia or Nador, Morocco).If the soles are worn through or there are holes (even those little holes that appear over the toes in the mesh of runners) in the uppers will be sent to Nike to be recycled and remade into track surfaces.
- These shoes must be very good cosmetically. They will show signs of wear, but from a cosmetic perspective the uppers should look fine for walking around. Shoes should have 60% plus cosmetic life in them. This can be called “thrift store” grade. Most of these shoes have over 350 miles on them so are not good for running, but that is okay for our purposes.
- If the soles are worn through or there are holes (even those little holes that appear over the toes in the mesh of runners) in the uppers will be sent to Nike to be recycled and remade into track surfaces.
Stamina is a young company, and as things progress Stamina will continue to lead the way in eco-friendly racing. Don’t be surprised if you come to one of our races and see windmills and solar panels powering the start (We are currently working on a way to get solar panels up so that our races will be 100% solar powered).
Manager, Stamina Race Event Management Hawaii