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320 PAIRS!

No Comments 02 June 2009


Only the beginning....
Only the beginning….

320 Pairs Collected ! ! !

We are so excited to share with you that we collected 320 pairs of shoes at our first event with the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.  It was truly an amazing event with our very 1st two donors coming all the way from New York. Friday started out a little slow, mostly due to people still at work and coming to the expo in the later hours of the day.

All the way from New York

All the way from New York

 Saturday came and along with it came the crowds and the shoes!  Bags of them at a time.  People brought 4 pairs, 5 pairs, 10 pairs even 12 pairs at a time.  Some people had bags in their cars they went back out to get and brought to the booth.  It was an incredible day filled with numerous runners and participants excited to see us there and asking us when we would be in their city.  

Sunday, race day, came next and as the runners began to finish it was all they could do to get out of their shoes and donate them right off their tired feet.  There is something symbolic to see people who just endured such pain hand over their shoes knowing they will be going to help someone in need.  

Thank you to all the donors, participants, runners, GYS volunteers and everyone at Competitor Group who made our 1st event a HUGE success.  



See you soon San Diego!

No Comments 28 May 2009

img_8449We are only one day away from our first event at the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.  John Smith and his team at Competitor Group (www.competitor.com) have been incredible to work with and we are extremely grateful for all they have done in supporting Give Your Sole. 

Make sure to gather as many pairs of moderately worn shoes you can find and bring them to our booth at the expo and the finish line.  We will be giving away free Give Your Sole t-shirts to anyone who donates $20 or more while supplies last.  Thank you and we will see you there!

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