Trade in your old shoes and receive a £20 voucher

Our Recycle My Run promotion is returning to Runners Need stores nationwide from 13th October until 24th November 2019. This is how it works: recycle your old (probably smelly) running shoes in one of our recycle bins in your local Runners Need store and we’ll give you £20 off* a shiny new pair. 

(Please note that this promotion is not valid in conjunction with a Vitality Insurance discount).


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 nearly 10,000 pairs of old running shoes 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 where possible, 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.”

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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 including Vitality member discount, vouchers are redeemable against any full price pair of trainers at Runners Need; not redeemable on sale items; no alternative is 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 on the 13th October – 24th November 2019; after the 24th November 2019, customers can still recycle their trainers through our stores but will not be rewarded with a voucher; vouchers are valid in store and on-line until 31st December 2019.