We want your old running shoes!

On Sunday 8th October we’ll be relaunching our Recycle My Run initiative at the Royal Parks Half Marathon and across our 37 stores nationwide. This is how it works: Give us your old (probably smelly) running shoes and we’ll give you £20 off* a shiny new pair. Simple. Look out for the recycling bins in store or complete the registration form below to receive a free returns label.**


Since October 2016, we have offered a recycling service in all Runners Need stores. In that time, working with the European Recycling Company, we have collected over 1.5 tonnes of old running gear to be recycled or re-used. The ERC, part of the SOEX Group, assists people all over the UK to recycle their unwanted clothes and footwear reducing the impact of shoe waste, here and around the world. Recycling your old running shoes diverts important resources from landfill and allows them to be reused or recycled, creating employment opportunities and providing footwear to those who could not otherwise afford them.


We are delighted to be working with Runners Need on this exciting initiative...

- Andy Hawes, ERC CEO

"... Recycling your running shoes and trainers is a big step towards minimising the impact that shoe waste has on the environment, and together Runners Need and ERC are working to do just that.”

This year, to bring the incentive to even more people, we have created an online function so that customers who can’t get to a store are able to send their old trainers to us via Collect Plus. This process will take slightly longer than visiting a store but means wherever you are in the country you can get involved and get rewarded for helping us to recycle as many trainers as possible! Please note: after the 5th March 2017 online recycling will not be available but customers will still be able to recycle their trainers at any Runner Need store. £20 reward for recycling runs from 6th Feb – 5th March 2017 only, in store and online.

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*Terms and conditions – donations in store: one voucher per person, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion, vouchers are redeemable against any full price pair of trainers; not redeemable on sale items; no alternative given and the voucher cannot be exchanged for cash; it is the responsibility of the customer to let store staff know that they have made a donation in store; vouchers cannot be given retrospectively; vouchers will be given out from the 6th February – Sunday 5th March 2017; after the 5th March 2017, customers can still recycle their trainers through our stores but will not be rewarded with a voucher; vouchers are valid until 31st March 2017. 


**Terms and conditions – online returns – in addition to the above terms and conditions for customer recycling in stores - customers returning items via post; please note that return labels may take up to 5-7 working days to be sent via email, valid email address must be given in order for returns label to be sent, vouchers can only be sent to the email address used to register,  information cannot be changed in retrospect, one label only per email address, returns must be taken to Collect Plus, participating locations only, reward vouchers will be sent once returned donations have been confirmed, one voucher per email address regardless of number of trainers donated,  vouchers may take 5 -7 working days and will also be sent via email, vouchers are redeemable online or instore. Online returns available to UK residents only, no overseas returns accepted. Same voucher terms and conditions apply as per the above.