02 May '11, 5pm

Wonder how the @WarriorDash races end? In a pile of shoes:

Wonder how the @WarriorDash races end? In a pile of shoes:

Mounds of mud-covered shoes will be recycled or reused thanks to Green Sneakers. Photo: Megan Dobransky, Earth911.com The spectacle of Warrior Dash, a 3.4-mile run complete with obstacles like leaping over fire and diving into a mud pit, is definitely a sight to behold. Costumed runners, mud-covered finishers and Viking helmets round out the mix of athleticism and celebration – and at the end of it all is a monstrous pile of shoes. Green Sneakers, which has been around for two years, does this kind of thing all the time. It collects shoes to either resell to a secondary market, usually ending up in developing countries or recycle as absorbance material and other products. The pile just keeps multiplying. Photo: Megan Dobransky, Earth911.com “We think that it’s conceivable that in our second year to reach half a million pounds of collected sneakers,” says Doug Bartels, exec...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/02/warrior-dash-shoe-rec...

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