The Tussey Mountainback is partnering with Sneakers4 Good for two key reasons. Runners and the athletic community need a positive way to recycle their running shoes and sneakers. This program enables us to keep them out of landfills, earn funds for our local beneficiary, and support micro-enterprises in developing countries. It’s a WIN-WIN-WIN! Running shoes collected at our events are shipped to micro-enterprises in 27 different developing countries. Here they are cleaned, fixed and used as inventory to support these small businesses. Micro-enterprises allow families to pave a path out of poverty through a hand up not a hand out model. For more information, visit