4 Tips for Summer Runners

This summer while you focus on logging miles for your fall races, try and keep environmental impact top of mind. As runners, we spend a lot of time out in nature and we should protect the environment so we can keep running in it for years to come.

Use a Sustainable Electrolyte Drink

It is important to stay hydrated as you squeeze in those miles this summer.

Most of us are used to carrying a reusable water bottle but then reach for plastic Gatorade bottles all too quickly.

Regular single-use bottles are made of non-biodegradable plastics that persist in the environment and release harmful fumes upon incineration in the landfill.

So, next time you head out for a run in the summer sun, consider using Nuun tablets or some other electrolyte replacement that can be dropped into your reusable water bottle.

Mind Your Spending Habits

Your spending habits this summer can help influence a positive attitude towards environmental conservation. By spending wisely on your summer purchases of running clothes and shoes, you can help drive actual change while staying in shape.

Only buy your running supplies from sustainable manufacturers; brands committed to reducing the impact of producing energy and resource-intensive goods.

Here’s one tip that could save you money or help you make a couple of bucks this summer if you’re up to it: donate or recycle your old running clothes and shoes.

Here at GotSneakers we’ll pay you up to $7 per pair of running shoes you send in to us, and we’ll make sure any shoes you send in are reused or recycled. Learn more about our sneaker recycling program today.

Schedule Your Runs for Early Mornings or Evening

Longer summer days mean you have more time to do all your favorite things in between your runs.

We recommend scheduling your runs early morning or in the evenings when it’s not too hot outside. The benefits to your health and safety in the summer heat are obvious. We can’t insist enough. Take care of your gorgeous self this summer.

Check to Make Sure You Are Good To Go With Your Footwear

Just like your spring fashions, our footwear can change with seasons too; however, a runner training for a half or full marathon is likely to go through multiple sneakers in a single season.

In the event that you are ready to switch out your running sneakers, consider recycling your old ones instead of throwing them away. By sending them to our team, you are helping to keep sneakers out of landfills while also helping the circular economy. As a bonus, we will pay you for the pairs that you send in which you can use towards your new sneakers or fashion!


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