Most people throw away their used running shoes every 125-200 days without thinking about recycling. Since running shoes are manufactured with materials that are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills or are incinerated, which leads to toxic chemicals in our air and soil.
Recycling running shoes also reduces the need to manufacture new shoes and sneakers.
So, donate running shoes that have hit the 300-mile mark at any New Basin Blues running event. You’ll help reduce environmental pollution and lessen climate change from the manufacturing process.
Better yet, the compensation New Basin Blues receives for the running shoes you donate goes directly to our annual XC Shoe Fund.
In other words, your discards help us provide new running shoes and gear to deserving high school Cross Country runners from local teams.