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Frequently Asked Questions

What condition should the event shoes be in?

We accept gently used or new track and field event shoes only. We ask that donated shoes are properly cleaned and free of excess dirt. 

What types of footwear do you accept?

We ask the donated footwear are new or gently-used, and accept:

running spikes

jumping spikes

throwing shoes

running shoes

I want to share my impact story, how can I do that?

We love hearing from student athletes who have been impact by Give Back Track on and off the track and field. To share you story and any photos, please fill out our photo release form and email

When & where can I drop off event shoes donations?

We accept donations via mail and encourage the use of padded envelopes and cardboard boxes for shipping.

We will provide shipping labels

at no cost to you. 

If you are located in Northern California, please email

to schedule a pick up.

What is the process for receiving event shoes?

To receive event shoes, please fill out

our footwear application. Upon submission, please allow us 1-2 weeks to review and process your application. Following the review, we will reach out to you to schedule an interview.

What should I include in
my impact story?

Your impact story is completely unique to you and your experience; we want it to be authentic to who you are.

If you have difficulty, we recommend you include your background and accomplishments, opportunities track and field have given you, and how Give Back Track helped assist you in your athletic and life journey.

How will my donated
shoes be distributed?

All donated items will go to high school student athletes in need of event shoes to participate in track and field.

Are my donations 

Absolutely! We will provide you an itemized receipt as well as our tax ID number. You must set the value of the items you donate.

How can I

We are always looking for volunteers to actively support us on our mission. Due to COVID-19, we are currently not holding any events, but plan to engage communities in the future when it is safe.


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