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We Recycle!


Worn-Asics-running-shoe.jpgIf you're not sure what to do with your old running shoes, please consider dropping them off at one of our locations.

We have donated thousands of used running shoes to local homeless shelters and to High School Coaches for their athletes who can't afford running shoes. You might be surprised how much these shoes are needed and used.


We donate used athletic shoes to the Ghent Area Ministry. GAM, a non-profit outreach ministry, is dedicated to helping those in need in the Norfolk community by addressing economic, social and spiritual needs. GAM offers financial assistance, resources and services regardless of race, gender or employment status. The goal of GAM is to offer a hand up, not a hand-out.


We donate used athletic shoes to the the Virginia Beach based PIN Ministries. PiN exists to provide food, clothing, shelter, and free medical care for people that are either homeless or extremely poor. The ultimate focus is to help the homeless of Hampton Roads transform their lives and get the back on their feet!

Race Awards

medals-4-mettle-logo.pngDrop off your race medals for a great cause. Medals 4 Mettle facilitates the gifting of finisher awards to children and adults dealing with chronic or debilitating illness and have demonstrated mettle, or courage in bravely facing these challenges. These patients might not be able to run a race, but are in the race of their lives.