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The mOUnTaiNBACK is in league with

A shoe charity giving shoes to those in need

Established in 2004, Soles4Souls has coordinated shoe relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While their primary focus is disaster relief, Soles4Souls has provided needed footwear nationally to victims of domestic violence, to summer camps for abused and neglected children, and to Indian reservations, homeless shelters, etc. Global efforts include donations to orphanages and to villagers who sort through landfills or trek for water to fulfill their basis daily needs.

The mOUnTaiNBACK will collect your "gently used" running and any other shoes at each of our 2009 events. There is no cost to you, but any donations we receive will help pay for shipping the shoes.

2009 Events Welcoming Your Shoes:

March 14 - Laurel Run Switchbacker 10K

April 11 - Tussey to Whipple 11 Miler

May 9 - Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K

June 6 - Treaster Kettle Test-Your-Mettle 10.6 Miler

June 28 - Bear Meadows Made-in-the-Shade 7.0 or 10.6 Miler

October 3 - 10th Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon

Other participating events we manage or assist with:

April 16 - Jeremy Herbstritt Memorial 5K Run/Walk

May 3 - Linden Loop 5 Mile Run, Walk or Bike

June 27 - Crack O'Dawn 5K Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast