Tuesday, June 16, 2009

RunnerDude's "Most Worn-Out" Running Shoe Contest!

I'm so excited to tell you about the next contest for RunnerDude's Blog! The biggest reason I'm so excited is that Brooks Running has offered to supply the contest prizes! Brooks will give the winner his/her choice of one pair of Brooks running shoes and a Run Happy Mesh Cap. Plus the 1st and 2nd Runner-Ups will each receive a Run Happy Mesh Cap! These caps are really cool!

Well, from the title of this post, you've probably already figured out the theme of this contest. Most runners become very attached to their style of running shoe. Some never stray from style or brand. For some it's even hard for them to part with a particular pair of shoes. Even though they know they're way beyond being safe to run in, they still hang on to them. Elizabeth Quinn from About.com recommends "that you replace running shoes between 350-550 miles depending on your running style, body weight, and the surface on which you run. Lighter runners can get closer to the upper end of the recommendation while heavier runners are harder on shoes and should consider replacement shoes closer to 350 miles."

This contest is a chance to honor and celebrate those loyal trainers that have served you well, but are past their prime. Take a photo of your most "worn-out" pair of running shoes and email them to RunnerDude at runnerdudeblog@yahoo.com by July 1st. That gives you about 2 weeks! On July 2nd, the photos of the top 5 most worn-out running shoes will be posted on the blog for the RunnerDude's Blog Readers to view and vote on. Voting for the posted photos will open on Thursday, July 2nd and will stay open until Sunday, July 5th! Can't wait to see some of these shoes!

In an effort to be green and help others at the same time, consider donating your gently used shoes to Soles4Souls. Don't send your completely worn-out shoes, but if you have some shoes that someone else could still get some wear out of, this organization can put them to good use. [Click here] to find out more about this awesome organization.

10 comments:

unathleticrunner said...

Just a tidbit. Finishline is giving you $5 off a new pair of shoes if you bring in your old ones too :)

IzzyBubbles said...

Thanks for the link up to Soles4Souls - I know a lot of runners (myself included) hanging on to a lot of old running shoes, and that's a perfect way to make sure those shoes go on to do some good in the world rather than ending up in the trash.

RunToFinish said...

ohh that's a great giveaway contest.

i jsut gave up pretty much all my shoes to our local store which does a program like souls4soles...dohhh maybe I can go rough up my current pair ;)

RunnerDude said...

Hey unathleticrunner!Thanks for the tip! That's great!

RunnerDude said...

Hey IzzyBubbles! Brooks told me about Soles4Souls. That's where they send their gently used shoes too!

RunnerDude said...

Hey RunToFinish! Important thing is your passed them on to someone who can get some use out of them. Kudos to you!!

HEATHER said...

haha this reminds me of a contest they had back in Vermont while I was growing up, it was something like the "stinkiest sneaker" contest. They really had judges smell the shoes. eww. haha!

RunnerDude said...

Hey Heather! Shew! I'm glad all I have to do it look at pictures! LOl!

Jo Lynn said...

Oh gosh. I think you may have opened up a can of worms here. ;) I have worn out AND filthy.

RunnerDude said...

Hey Jo Lynn! I'm just glad it's not a stinkiest shoe contest and I don't have to smell them! LOL!