Thanks to everyone who attended the 6th Annual Fernie Tears & Gears. Racers, volunteers (who endured 8+ hrs of cold and wet!), and spectators.
Our wettest race to date, but a great day was had on and off the trails. Thanks also to all our amazing sponsors, who again ensured we had great prizes! Check out 2015 Results and Raven Eye Race day Photos.
FERNIE SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE
Wearing out poverty, one pair at a time.
Soles4Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. With over 1.2 billion people living on less than $1.25 a day, 400 million of which are children, many don’t have access to one of life’s basic necessities: a good pair of shoes.
Founded in 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 26 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. In a hugely active community like Fernie, and no place large enough to handle the volume of shoes looking for a new home, we believe Fernie can help.
The Fernie Soles4Soles Shoe Drive, is being organised and operated by Fernie Tears & Gears and Red Tree Lodge. Operating this fall, with is one sole purpose: collecting as many pairs of shoes possible.
We will be collecting shoes at the Fernie Half Marathon, on Sunday October 4th – www.ferniehalfmarathon.com. There will be a truck at the start/finish area, where you can drop off your shoes before or after your race! So please remember to clean out you families’ closets before you head to the race, and help gather as many pairs of shoes as possible!
From October 1st – December 1st you can drop off your well-loved, but un-loved shoes at Red Tree Lodge – www.redtreelodge.com. We hope to have more drop off locations in coming weeks. So if you’re an event or organisation taking place in coming months, happy to help collect shoes, please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure shoes are still in good working order and are a matching pair! More information on Soles4Souls here – www.soles4souls.org
Fernie Tears & Gears Winter Wheezer, coming up February 2016. More details (and new race!), coming out soon…