On Sunday 8th October we relaunched our Recycle My Run initiative at the Royal Parks Half Marathon and across over 100 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 at Runners Need or Cotswold Outdoor.
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.
*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 at Runners Need or trail running shoes at Cotswold Outdoor; 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 are £20 in the UK and 25 euros in ROI; vouchers will be given out from the 5th October – 8th November 2017; after the 8th November 2017, customers can still recycle their trainers through our stores but will not be rewarded with a voucher; vouchers are valid until 31st December 2017.