Let Me Run
One of the simplest means for us to move, to adventure, to learn, to grow, and to simply be is to run. Running doesn’t take buying a ticket or a bunch of gear. It’s out our backdoor wherever we are, all we have to do is take the first step.
Let Me Run is a Charlotte-based nonprofit organization that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong. Using running as the vehicle to inspire, teach and reach boys through an integrated curriculum, the Let Me Run program breaks down destructive male stereotypes that often stand in the way of positive futures for boys and opportunities for them to be their best selves in the community. Twice a week for seven weeks, trained coaches guide teams through the program, designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5k race that celebrates the boys’ emotional, social and physical growth.
Recover is proud to be an official merchandise partner of Let Me Run. In Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 alone, Recover will supply 6,000+ race shirts to the boys participating and growing in the program across the country. Each Recover Let Me Run shirt is made of 8 recycled plastic bottles and upcycled cotton, and is part of sparking connection, inspiration and integration of environmental education into the Let Me Run program.
Our mission is to create the best, most environmentally friendly and socially responsible products possible, and to educate and inspire those around us to live and work for a sustainable tomorrow. As it turns out, our partners such as Let Me Run turn out to be our greatest sources of inspiration in this endeavor. So much can be achieved if you take it one stride at a time.
Describing Let Me Run, Founder Ashley Armistead says, “It is our hope that when we hear ‘boys will be boys,’ that we immediately think of boys excelling, respecting each other, encouraging each other, and living up to their full potential.” This excelling, respect, encouragement, and potential is what makes and creates future leaders working for a sustainable tomorrow, and Recover is all in to be part of that.