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Do the Run Thing

Fleet Feet 2019

Local communities are at the heart of Fleet Feet and everything we work to achieve. Whether it’s hosting group runs, fundraising for local charities and organizations, or contributing to national partners like Girls on the Run, Fleet Feet believes that together we can make our communities stronger through strong running communities.

We want to continue to build on the good work that happens at our 180 locally owned and operated locations every day, through our new charitable arm, Do the Run Thing.

The mission of Do the Run Thing is to create and nurture sustainable running communities that improve the health and happiness of the overall community. While this has always been at the heart of what drives our brand, Do the Run Thing will help us continue the good work across our communities through nationalized awareness and unified fundraising efforts.

A woman pulls her hair into a ponytail before a run on a track

Our key areas of focus will be:

  • Youth-based initiatives that inspire the next generation to stay active
  • Under-served communities in need of mentorship, programming and support
  • Community partners and events that align with our mission through action, initiative and fundraising
  • Public works projects that create and improve access to safe greenways, pathways and trails
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Our Partners

As of July 2019, Fleet Feet is the official specialty retail / sporting goods partner of SoleMates, a Girls on the Run (GOTR) program that empowers adults to choose an athletic activity or event of their choice and fundraise to provide the opportunity for more girls to participate in Girls on the Run.

Through the SoleMates program, runners commit to a fitness goal and raise money, awareness, and support for GOTR. Learn more about Fleet Feet’s partnership with Girls on the Run here.

A group of runners put their hands together

Get Involved

Want to know more about how you can give back to Do the Run Thing? Find your local Fleet Feet so you can learn more about opportunities in your community.