2017 has been successful so far, as we look ahead the second half of the year: The February La Farola Cuba trip was a big success, thanks to the old and new volunteers who brought shoes to Oriente Province, Cuba. The next Cuba trips are November, 2017, and then February, 2018. Next came our trip […]
Elementary schools in Boulder will once again be collecting shoes at Columbine and Heatherwood. Thanks to the kids and teachers.
Dec. 19 OWR Kumbo Marathon Kumbo, Cameroon, West Africa $55 This second-year run starts and finishes at the Fon’s palace. It is part of the annual Nso Dance Festival, an important cultural event in Cameroon, lush and beautiful country called the “Swizterland of Africa.” This is a hilly course at an altitude of nearly 6,000 […]
Tickets for the Sept. 29 Precious Feet Boulder Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be on sale tonight, at the Frank Shorter gold medal tribute, at Shine restaurant. Shorter was the running inductee for the inaugural Hall of Fame in 2011. Details: (303) 545-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wtih the start of the New Year, we want to say “Thank You” to everyone who helped make 2011 a big success. Our last shipment of the year went out last week, 3000 pairs on way to Haiti, with the help of JamCruise, which is delivering the shoes to Labadee.
Roughly 2,000 shoes were sent to Belize so far this year, including a large number distributed by wonderful Ohio State students on their Alternative Spring Break. The week was highlighted by the annual OWR Special Olympic Belize 5K and 3K, with great support from officials in Belize City. The group also went to Corozul and […]
Thanks to Francie Bosley for arranging for shoes to get to the Hope for Orphans Rehabilitation Center near Rui, Kenya. This village is about 25 kilometers east of the capital of Nairobi. According to Francie, the adults in Rui walk between 5-7K a day to get to work.
Some of the top preps in Belize competed in the Central American high school games in Guatemala City using spikes supplied by OWR. Thanks to Ian Gray for facilitating the distribution.
2010 Ohio State Belize Run Shoe Distribution
The annual Belize Run was a success, our largest race so far in this small Central American country. A dozen undergraduates from Ohio State University distributed a total of 1,184 shoes to youngsters from 28 schools, as well as adults. The race was televised live on Belize TV channel 5, with the Prime Minister’s wife […]