Collecting Shoes for Running Works
by Mark Janik
Our 2018 shoe collection
Destination Marathons teamed up with the Charlotte Runners at their 7th annual Ugly Sweater Run to collect used running shoes and monetary donations to support Running Works
Thanks to the considerate donations from Charlotte Runners and Charlotte Running Club runners, we collected over 70 pairs of running shoes and over $160 to support Running Works. You can learn more about the good works they do at https://www.runningworks.org/
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I ran the Atlanta Marathon in March through Destination Marathons and had a wonderful experience. They really took care of everything from organizing a shakeout run, two nights of dinners, a race morning tent and after the marathon they had drinks and food for us. I highly recommend using them.
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