At daznbone we are passionate about building true close communities and within the running world we are keen to promote and support those folk that also share our true beliefs.
We were lucky enough to first meet and witness the grit and brilliance of Dan Lawson when we crewed at the 2015 Spartathlon. Dan came 2nd in that race. However it was Dan's warmth and compassion that won us over just as much as his lean torso and determination to be best that he could.
Fast forward to 2018 and Dan and Charlotte have created a much needed start-up for the running world called Re-Run.
Re-Run fundamentally want to educate the community about the way t-shirts are given out at so many events and how (through surveys and feedback) we know that a vast majority of these are left with the organisers/ taken home and never worn or in a pile of huge amounts and not one of the top 3 shirts that we wear the most.
Dan/Charlotte answer the main questions about their org and how our daznbone community can already help: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RERUN
Who are Re-Run? ReRun is a Community Interest Company aimed at prolonging the life of running clothes and equipment. Founded and run by Dan Lawson, Team GB 24hr Ultra runner and his wife and family Charlotte, Lilly and Ruby.
What is your motivation? During the winter of 2017, whilst residing in India we started a small community project connected with our 5k weekly run. Runners would come and clear up litter, this gave us first hand experience of the amount of waste we our generating. Motivating us to do our ‘little’ bit to help try and make a difference. Our first step was to reduce dramatically our own waste. Before we looked at ideas on how we could reduce the waste in the running community. The idea of ReRun was born, to try and prolong the life of running clothes and equipment and save them from landfill. Extending the life of clothes by just nine months of active use would reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by around 20-30% each.
What are you collecting? We want to prolong the life of any running clothes or equipment that are not being used. So that means everything ! Old finishers T-Shirts, out of date unused finishers T-shirts, used singlets, shorts, bra tops, leggings etc and yes running shoes as well as bags, race vests.
How are you collecting? ReRun at the moment is very much in its infancy, our logistics for collection is still in the trial and error phase. At the moment we our working with running clubs and groups in our vicinity to collect. We are also asking for runners who maybe able to help arrange collections within their own running clubs or groups.