No, I’m not about to present you with a some kind of personality quiz. (If you answered mostly A’s you’re totally a distance diva!)
But, what I am about to present you with is an exciting new specialty running brand that I’m so excited to be partnering with.
It’s called Kind Runner. The site’s official launch date is June 1st, and when it opens it will be the first and only place on the web where runners can trade in their old sneakers for new ones.
It will work like this: “Runners receive ‘Kindness Cash Rewards’ (for use towards products in the KindRunner.com shop) for every shoe they send to us. In turn, we give those old shoes to our shoe donation partners, including Soles 4 Souls and the More Foundation, to benefit people in need. What we are looking to do is to take shoes that would normally go into landfills or someones closet and re-purpose them, give them to someone who would greatly value them.”
Holy cow! Do you LOVE this idea? Because I do… A LOT! Even after only about 2 years of semi-serious running and racing, the old sneakers in my closet have piled up fast. And even though each pair holds so many great memories and lots of nostalgia, I’d have no problem parting with them knowing they were going to someone in need.
Also, Kind Runner wants to make finding and buying the right pair of sneakers online easy. Which is why their goal is to bring the knowledge of a local running shop to your fingertips online. The Kind Runner team is made up of a group of runners who have a combined 40+ years working in the industry. So basically, they know running, and they know sneakers.
So, make sure not to miss the launch of the site next Saturday! Follow Kind Runner on Instagram, Facecook, and Twitter. (Psst…A ‘Like’ to their Facebook page enters you for a chance to win a free pair of sneakers!) And don’t forget to follow me too! I’ll be posting a few fun updates to celebrate the launch as well.
AND… If you head to KindRunner.com right now, they’re holding a pretty sweet giveaway on their placeholder homepage where you can enter to win FREE RUNNING SHOES FOR A YEAR.
“If you and a running partner both register (just enter your email address and confirm it’s yours) you will both be signed up to win. If either one of you is selected to win the contest, both of you will win free running shoes for a whole year (three pairs each!).”
Pretty sweet deal, no?
I can’t wait to hear what you guys think about Kind Runner, so PLEASE leave a comment below with your thoughts! Does this sound like a service you would use? I hope you all are as excited as I am about it!
P.S. Stay tuned, because thanks to Kind Runner I will for sure have lots of exciting new sneaker news and giveaways coming your way in the future!
Happy Running! 🙂
[All images via Kind Runner Instagram]