Children running while at school

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 forming national partnerships, Fleet Feet believes we make the world better by building and supporting strong running communities. We continue to build on the good work that happens at our 191 locally owned and operated locations every day, through our 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. Our key areas of focus are:

  • 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

Icons for the four pillars of Do The Run Thing

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

In 2021, through donations, sponsorships, collaborative activations and the support of our amazing running communities, we were able to contribute more than $65,000 to our Do the Run Thing partners. Some of those key collaborative moments and events include the Share the Run challenge in partnership with Black Girls RUN! and Saucony, The Girls on the Run 25th Birthday Celebration, the Hispanic Heritage Month 5K with Latinos Run and On and the Selma to Montgomery 51 Mile Relay and Bike Ride organized by the Civil Rights Race Series.

Additionally, our local teams worked to give back and empower their local running communities and philanthropic organizations. Fleet Feet stores donated more than $100,000, 4,000 pairs of footwear, and 500 pounds of food to local organizations. We celebrate those instances of local giveback below!

Giving Back to Local Communities

Fleet Feet Westport Gives Back

Fleet Feet Westport

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CT Foodshare

Donation Details

500 pounds of food donated

Fleet Feet Greenville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Greenville

Recipient

Aces for Autism

Donation Details

$2,300.00 raised

Fleet Feet Roanoke Gives Back

Fleet Feet Roanoke

Recipient

Humble Hustle

Donation Details

$412.50 raised

Fleet Feet Greenville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Greenville

Recipient

Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center at ECU

Donation Details

$2,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Hartford Gives Back

Fleet Feet Hartford

Recipient

Footwear with Care

Donation Details

300+ pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Mishawaka Gives Back

Fleet Feet Mishawaka

Recipient

Girls on the Run Michiana

Donation Details

$7,940.00 raised

Fleet Feet Burbank & Encino Gives Back

Fleet Feet Burbank & Encino

Recipient

City of Burbank Parks and Recreation

Donation Details

$1,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Columbia Gives Back

Fleet Feet Columbia

Recipient

Local Motion

Donation Details

$2,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Roanoke Gives Back

Fleet Feet Roanoke

Recipient

SARA Roanoke

Donation Details

$6,274.00

Fleet Feet Louisville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Louisville

Recipient

Kids Cancer Alliance

Donation Details

$300.00 raised

Fleet Feet Mishawaka Gives Back

Fleet Feet Mishawaka

Recipient

YMCA - Niles, MI

Donation Details

$500.00 raised

Fleet Feet Hartford Gives Back

Fleet Feet Hartford

Recipient

Open Doors Outdoors

Donation Details

$15,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Greenville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Greenville

Recipient

Ainsley's Angels

Donation Details

$2,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Roanoke Gives Back

Fleet Feet Roanoke

Recipient

Roanoke Outside

Donation Details

$2,797.00 raised

Fleet Feet Montclair Gives Back

Fleet Feet Montclair

Recipient

Montclair Public Library

Donation Details

$2,000.00 raised, 100+ toiletry packs donated

Fleet Feet Stockton, Modesto, Brentwood Gives Back

Fleet Feet Stockton, Modesto, Brentwood

Recipient

St. Mary's Dining Room

Donation Details

400 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Mishawaka Gives Back

Fleet Feet Mishawaka

Recipient

South Bend Firefighters Association

Donation Details

$250.00 raised

Fleet Feet Greenville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Greenville

Recipient

Coopstrong

Donation Details

$1,600.00 raised

Fleet Feet Mishawaka Gives Back

Fleet Feet Mishawaka

Recipient

Beacon Health & Fitness

Donation Details

$7,500.00 raised

Fleet Feet Murfreesboro Gives Back

Fleet Feet Murfreesboro

Recipient

Greenhouse Ministries

Donation Details

300 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Greenville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Greenville

Recipient

Vidant Health Foundation

Donation Details

$2,100.00 raised

Fleet Feet Little Rock Gives Back

Fleet Feet Little Rock

Recipient

Girls & Boys Club of Saline County

Donation Details

150 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Springfield Gives Back

Fleet Feet Springfield

Recipient

Girls on the Run

Donation Details

$396.20 raised

Fleet Feet Roanoke Gives Back

Fleet Feet Roanoke

Recipient

Boys & Girls Clubs of SWVA

Donation Details

$4,782.90 raised

Fleet Feet Longmeadow Gives Back

Fleet Feet Longmeadow

Recipient

Center for Human Development - Springfield

Donation Details

400+ pairs of shoes donated, 200 pairs socks donated

Fleet Feet Davenport Gives Back

Fleet Feet Davenport

Recipient

Girls on the Run

Donation Details

$1,500.00 raised

Fleet Feet Louisville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Louisville

Recipient

300 FOR 300

Donation Details

15 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Greenville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Greenville

Recipient

CoopStrong

Donation Details

$1,600.00 raised

Fleet Feet Davenport Gives Back

Fleet Feet Davenport

Recipient

Project Outrun

Donation Details

$2,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Montclair Gives Back

Fleet Feet Montclair

Recipient

Montclair Neighborhood Development Center - Fundraising for Montclair's first Juneteenth Celebration

Donation Details

$5,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Roanoke Gives Back

Fleet Feet Roanoke

Recipient

Project Forward

Donation Details

$3,942.09 raised

Fleet Feet Greenville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Greenville

Recipient

Building Hope

Donation Details

45 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Montclair Gives Back

Fleet Feet Montclair

Recipient

Kaija Jung Andersen Memorial Scholarship

Donation Details

$14,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Roanoke Gives Back

Fleet Feet Roanoke

Recipient

Feeding Southwest Virginia

Donation Details

$1,748.57 raised

Fleet Feet Louisville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Louisville

Recipient

300 FOR 300

Donation Details

20 pounds of food donated

Fleet Feet Mishawaka Gives Back

Fleet Feet Mishawaka

Recipient

Racing for Steve-O

Donation Details

$1,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Louisville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Louisville

Recipient

Girls on the Run

Donation Details

$325.00 raised

Fleet Feet Pittsburgh Gives Back

Fleet Feet Pittsburgh

Recipient

Girls on the Run

Donation Details

$1,100 raised

Fleet Feet Louisville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Louisville

Recipient

Home of the Innocents

Donation Details

$225.00 raised

Fleet Feet Sacramento Gives Back

Fleet Feet Sacramento

Recipient

Second Life Soles

Donation Details

2,000 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Little Rock Gives Back

Fleet Feet Little Rock

Recipient

Stewpot

Donation Details

125 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Louisville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Louisville

Recipient

300 FOR 300

Donation Details

20 hours volunteered

Fleet Feet Davenport Gives Back

Fleet Feet Davenport

Recipient

Project Outrun - Iowa

Donation Details

$1,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Stockton Gives Back

Fleet Feet Stockton

Recipient

San Joaquin County Emergency Food Bank

Donation Details

$2,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Greenville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Greenville

Recipient

Joy Soup Kitchen

Donation Details

175 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Greenville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Greenville

Recipient

Ronald McDonald House of ENC

Donation Details

$4,125.00 raised

Fleet Feet Clarksville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Clarksville

Recipient

YAIPak Outreach

Donation Details

500 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Montclair Gives Back

Fleet Feet Montclair

Recipient

Out Montclair

Donation Details

$3,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Pleasanton Gives Back

Fleet Feet Pleasanton

Recipient

Girls Soccer Worldwide

Donation Details

$3,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Mishawaka Gives Back

Fleet Feet Mishawaka

Recipient

Penn T&F Relays - Penn High School

Donation Details

$1,000.00 raised

Fleet Feet Hartford Gives Back

Fleet Feet Hartford

Recipient

Footwear with Care

Donation Details

300 pairs of shoes donated

Fleet Feet Louisville Gives Back

Fleet Feet Louisville

Recipient

300FOR300

Donation Details

$4,000.00 raised

LEARN MORE AND JOIN US

We invite you to join us as we continue to further our mission to strengthen more running communities, empower more people, and spread even more health, happiness and kindness wherever our running shoes might take us. Learn more about our Do the Run Thing partners, their accomplishments and goals, and how you can get involved and give back.

Do the Run Thing Partner Girls on the Run Logo

GIRLS ON THE RUN

Girls on the Run (GOTR) inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at a time when society begins to tell them they can’t. Underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health, the program addresses the whole girl when she needs it the most.

Evidence shows Girls on the Run makes a stronger impact than both organized sports and physical education in teaching life skills that benefit girls at home, at school and with their friends. Girls on the Run is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Fleet Feet is proud to partner with Girls on the Run and support their efforts to grow program reach and accessibility, including continued support of the Girls on the Run council network.

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The logo for Black Girls Run organization

BLACK GIRLS RUN!

Since 2009, Black Girls RUN! (BGR!) has encouraged Black women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80 percent of Black women are overweight. BGR! focuses on programming, resources and community built around running with the goal of lowering that percentage.

Get involved with Black Girls RUN! by joining a chapter near you, or consider a donation to the Black Girls RUN! Foundation so they can continue to provide programming to more communities.

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The logo of the Civil Right Race Series organization

CIVIL RIGHTS RACE SERIES

The Civil Rights Race Series is the first of its kind to develop races along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail honoring and highlighting major cities and historic events that took place during the civil rights movement. Race organizers create events that commemorate pivotal Civil Rights moments and places through education, wellness and economic development.

Open to cyclists, walkers and runners, the race series includes the Selma to Montgomery Relay and Bike Ride, the Civil Rights Race Series Memphis "I Am A Human" 5k and Half Marathon, and the Riding Through the Flames of Freedom Race in Anniston, AL.

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The logo for Latinos Run

LATINOS RUN

Latinos Run is a trailblazing running platform serving a global Latino audience of over 25,000 runners from beginners to elite athletes. These are runners who are passionate about living a healthier life.

As a minority-based organization, Latinos Run has opened the door to highlight a community that largely is ignored in the health and fitness industry. Their goal is to inspire more individuals of color to change the way the fitness industry looks, celebrate diversity and empower others to get inspired by the journey.

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