What happens to the clothes you dispose

Clothes to donate


ReRun is no longer accepting donations at HQ and instead facilitating and advising for local collections via running clubs, races and individuals.

Below is a list of larger organisations that accept sports clothing by bulk . You must ring ahead to be sure that they are accepting donations and then you can tailor it according to need.

Please email us if you can't find what you need and we will try to help!

reruninfo@yahoo.com

*see end of page for race tees and end of life trainers and clothes

General do's and don't for donating...

Please only donate clean clothing. Clearly label and separate end of life clothes. Clean and tie together shoes. Clean end of life trainers as they are more likely to be recycled  that way.

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Preloved Sports  
prelovedsports.org.uk - based in Yorkshire and accepting postal donations.
Reducing waste by reselling your Preloved Sports clothing, shoes and accessories whilst raising money for charity.
Yael Rowan Wicks (Devon) whatsapp 07745 058338 working with Robert Harris in Somerset
 Accepts running clothing, shoes and equipment in reasonable condition. No race tees please.
All donated items will be passed on to those who would otherwise find it difficult to access kit, through organisations within Devon.”

 

Ellis Brigham  - working with homeless charities across the UK to recycle your outdoor clothing and gear. See clothing list, map and drop off locations on the website

https://www.ellis-brigham.com/giving-outdoor-gear-a-2nd-life

 

Play it Again Sport - Take donations of old sportswear and sell it at a fraction of the original cost to those who need it. Based in Wales. Number at bottom of page. Postal donations accepted. Please call ahead

https://www.playitagainsport.wales/donation-bins/

Care 4 Calais - a volunteer-run refugee charity working with refugees in the UK and at the borders providing emergency clothing (and other services)

One of the few places that accept good quality new and pre loved unisex (only) race tees and good condition second hand shoes. They can make use of functional equipment only and all donations must be clean and labelled clearly as they receive donations is huge numbers. Please check in advance.

https://care4calais.org/thedropoffmap/

Sharewear Clothing Scheme - Sharewear provides emergency clothing, shoes and bedding to people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Please call ahead.

https://sharewearclothingscheme.org/

Kitsquad - Kitsquad will accept any equipment or clothing that is adventure related and still has some life left in it. Please check website for details.

 https://kitsquad.co.uk get-involved/

Facebook Running Gear buy and sell . Marketplace also a good option for selling or gifting.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/782698895141346

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1169894506528016

 

End of life clothing and shoes....

Many charity shops have a 'rag man' that will come and collect clothing that hasn't sold or is not in a condition to sell. They receive money for this and items are sorted, graded and sold on. Please check in advance with your local charity shops that they will accept them.

https://www.loveyourclothes.org.uk/blogs/what-happens-clothes-you-dispose

Race tees - Race tees are very difficult to pass on. The best course of action here is to reduce the number by offering an opt out (as a race) and only taking one if you know you will wear it (as a runner)

Care4Calais who distribute emergency clothing will accept unisex race tees from sizes Small to Large.

We have yet to find somewhere to pass on large numbers of vests (including charity) and womens cut race tees. (let us know if you find somewhere!)

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR CONTINUING THIS EPIC ULTRA MARATHON, WE ARE NOT AT THE END YET BUT STEP BY STEP WE GET CLOSER.