Earth Week Trail Gear ReUseAPalooza 2010!

Reduce Reuse RecycleOver the weekend I was throwing on my favorite Atayne tee shirt when I read “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Run” for the eleventy gagillionth time. This time, the shirt sparked me to focus on “reuse” during Earth Week. Luckily for all of you, I spent two weeks earlier this month organizing the iRunFar offices and have an entire box filled with stuff to give away. Ah, and since Atayne was our muse, we’re giving away four you-can-only-get-them-here organic cotton Atayne tees with the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Run” slogan. (If you love Atayne or you love iRunFar… check back later in the week! ;-) )

Did we mention that we already had an entire box of gear to giveaway? That mean’s we’re giving away two large boxes of gear. Anyway, you can read the rules or skip straight to the prizes. When you’re done, we ask that you take a quick glance at our favor.

Before we go, we’ll encourage you to pass along you no longer used (or rarely used) trail running gear to someone else who can use it. You’ll be helping someone out, decluttering your closet (and life), and reducing the resources needed to produce product the recipient would have otherwise purchased.

[Want some more Earth Week reading? Check out our Trail Running and the Environment articles.]

The Rules
Really, there are no rules to speak of. To enter, just leave a comment (please do this directly on the website) with your name and location. While not necessary, please include your email in the confidential box above the main comment box to help expedite our getting your brand new gear out to you (if you win). In the name of responsible shipping (and our non-existent budget) we’re limiting this contest to American and Canadian shipping locations only.

We ask that you please note in the comment only the gear pieces in which you are most interested. Your specific requests add to our work, but mean the gear goes to the folks for whom it would be most useful. There’s no limit to the number of items you can enter (see paragraph below) to win, we just ask that you are thoughtful in entering the contest.

The drawing for each item will be random … for the most part. One caveat of this giveaway is that you’ll only walk away with one item with the exception of less significant prizes. (A good reason to only enter for the items you want most.) With that in mind, there may be instances where we will deliberately divvy up prizes so that more people walk away happy.

To be eligible, you need to enter by 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, April 24. We’ll post results very late on Sunday, April 25.

The Prizes
You’ll notice that some of the products listed below indicate light use. All that usually means is that we briefly tested the product. We wouldn’t be giving you anything that’s heavily worn or that we wouldn’t accept if we needed that type of gear.

OK, here are the categories of gear that we’re giving away: Atayne shirts, footwear, apparel (new), apparel (lightly used), hydration gear, socks, “gear”, and tech stuff.


  • AtayneAtayne Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Run Organic Cotton Tees (4 – 1 large & 3 medium, all men’s) – Get yourself the shirts that Atayne gave away before their awesome made-from-recycled-bottle performance shirts were available. They’re green (literally and figuratively). They’re soft. They’re something you want. Please specify a size when entering the drawing for your very own “4Rs” shirt.


  • Vasque Blur SL (men’s 9) – A classic shoe from Vasque. What else can we say.
  • La Sportiva Crossleather (men’s 9) – The leather version of the [email protected] Crosslite. Similarly, these are [email protected] We wish we could justify keeping these!
  • Karhu Strong Ride (men’s 9…fit like 8.5 – lightly used) – A pair of road shoes we tested for another publication. Note these might fit size 8.5 feet better than size 9 feet.
  • Sofsole Athlete Insole (men’s 9-10.5) – Highly cushioned insoles.
  • Ultra Lightweight Flipflops (1 of 3) – Basically lightweight foam cut in the shape of a flipflop. For camp use in desert stage races only.

Apparel – New

  • Moeben Arm Sleeves (small – white) – The trail proven standard in arm warmers.
  • Old Pueblo 50 Brooks Tech SS Shirt (men’s medium) – A blue short sleeve shirt from the Old Pueblo 50 mile.
  • Iroquois Trails Brooks Tech SS Shirt (women’s medium) – A white short sleeve from the inaugural Iroquois Trail runs with its sweet logo.
  • Wasatch Speed Goat Tech SS Shirt (men’s medium) – An authentic Wasatch Speed Goat tee shirt. It’s gray. It’s awesome. (I’m keeping the one I raced in.)
  • Conservation Alliance Recycled Tech SS shirt (men’s medium) – A black tech shirt made from recycled bottles.
  • TNF Endurance Challenge Tech SS Shirt (men’s medium) – A “Flex Crew” from The North Face for last year’s Endurance Challenge.
  • Brooks Run Tee (men’s small) – Blue casual tee with “Run” written on the front in big letters. Let folks know what you do when you’re doing what you love to do.
  • Tech Hats (1 of 7) – It was time to let go of our hat collection. (More on that later in the week.) Not picky? Just ask for a tech hat. You particular? Well, then specify one or more of the following: Merrell hat, black HAT Run hat (tech wick), black HAT Run hat (mesh),  Airborne hat by Sporthill, Montrail (nearly new), red HAT Run hat, GU-branded Headsweats hat.
  • HAT Run casual hat – It’s tan, yo.

Apparel – Lightly Used

  • Montrail Team – Mountain Hardwear Transition Pants (medium – barely worn) – The official pants of the 2007 Montrail Ultrarunning team … and I mean THE official pants. There’s Montrail branding at the bottom of one leg.
  • Salomon 3/4 Exo Tights (medium – very light use) – Awesome 3/4 length tights that I wish fit, especially for recovery purposes.
  • Pearl Izumi rain shell (medium – very light use) – I picked this up before the Leadville 100 in 2006. Not the most breathable rain shell, but it will keep your core dry. FYI, there’s no hood.
  • Nike windbreaker (medium – lightly used) – A decade old windbreaker that’s still in great shape save for the missing cinch cord around the waist. It’s black with some white and aqua pieces, though it’s pretty subdued. No hood.
  • Columbia Trail Shorts (men’s medium – lightly used) – Long-style trail shorts with the HAT Run 50k logo.
  • Short Sleeve Tech Shirts (1 of 6 – men’s medium- used) – If you’re really in need of some tech shirts, we’ve got six more ranging from very lightly used to well used, but in good shape.
  • Outdoor Research Sahara Cap (medium – lightly used) – A highly functional sun protection hat. Cape comes off when not needed.
  • Sunday Afternoons Adventure Hat (medium – lightly used) – Goofy as hell? Yes. Eclipse-like sun protection? Yup! I wore this on a double crossing of Hope Pass in 2006 and the only thing I regret are the pictures! ;-)
  • Tech Hats (dirty) – If you’re really particular, but don’t mind a pre-dirtied hat there are two well broken in Montrail hats and a slightly dirty, but very lightly used white HAT Run hat. Please let us know if you’re willing to give a home to these well-loved hats. Otherwise, it’s off to Goodwill with them!


  • Nathan hydration pack (used) – A classic Nathan hydration pack in good, but used condition. It’s 100% functional and clean. Not sure of the model name, but it should hold up to a 3 liter bladder (you supply the bladder). It also has small pockets on both top and rear as well as a large mesh stuff pocket.
  • Osprey Hydraulics Nalgene – A standard Nalgene bottle featuring the Osprey Hydraulics logo.


  • Drymax Trail Running sock (women’s 10-12; men’s 8.5-10.5) – One pair of Drymax Trail Running socks. See what all the hubbub is about.
  • SofSole Anti-Friction socks (men’s 7-10.5) – A set of 2 pairs of these anti-friction socks.
  • Swiftwick Seven Midcalf (women 10.5-14; men 10-13) – Merino socks.
  • Swiftwick Four Crew (women 10.5-14; men 10-13) – Merino socks.


  • Brooks Drawstring Pack – A step up from your basic drawstring gym/shoe bag.
  • HAT Run Shoulder Bag – A small over-the-shoulder bag with water bottle slot.
  • Basic Drawstring Bags (1 of 4) – Simple drawstring bags from Ragged Mountain Running Shop, Polar, Adidas, and the Leadville Trail 10k. Enter for a specific bag or increase your odds by asking for “a drawstring bag.”
  • Nathan Shoe Pocket+ – A small shoe pocket sized for the Nike + iPod sensor. It’ll also hold a key and a few bucks.

Tech Stuff

  • Branded USB Flashdrives  – 512MB – 1 GB (a couple) – Are you a trail running junkie in need of a USB drive? We’re your one stop shop for outdoor industry branded flash drives. Be sure to let us know if 512 MB will do or if you’ll only take a 1 GB drive. (Odds of winning are higher for the less picky.)
  • 2 GB RAM (2 x 1 GB, DDR3, 1066, CL7) – Get the brains out of the iRunFar laptop. We’ve upgraded to 4 GB and are passing along what we’ve got. Seriously.

A Favor
We don’t make you “do” anything to enter this giveaway. No need to fill out a form, sign up for this, or subscribe to that. However, if you appreciate iRunFar and what it does, we just ask that you spread the word. You could share news of this giveaway with others (post about it on your blog?) or tell them about the website on your next run.

While you’re at it, consider further embracing the iRunFar community through one of the following options. Not only will they keep you better informed (we share different news on the website, the Facebook fan page, and Twitter), but you’ll help us out, too!

Also, anyone looking for a free iRunFar bumper sticker, please use our contact page to request one. We’ll need your full address for that! Folks, we ship these free anywhere in the world. Really!

There are 170 comments

  1. Joe Snyder

    4Rs shirt in M would be amazing.

    Any M tee that I can pimp on the Oregon Trails. I represent iRunfar everyday.

    Biggest need at this point is a medium rain top. You all know how wet it is here in Portland and we are in a recession!!

    See you on the trails.


  2. Joe Snyder

    Okay okay. I know this is my second post but I ran up on the La Sportiva Crossleather which just happen to be my size.

    I think that it is about time I stop trail running with my road shoes and upgrade to Trail Shoes. I just have not had the money to jump to a luxury second pair of kicks. irunfar would be amazing to hook a runner up on this.

    By the way guys I appreciate what you do and what you stand for.


  3. C Werner

    right on guys, way to be


    colorado springs, co

    * Atayne Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Run Organic Cotton Tee (Mens Med.)

    * Columbia Trail Shorts (men’s medium – lightly used)

    * Nathan hydration pack (used)

    *TNF Endurance Challenge Tech SS Shirt (men’s medium)

  4. Stu

    Here's hoping!

    Atayne Tshirt – size M

    HAT Run casual hat

    Any tech hat

    Columbia Trail Shorts

    Either of the hydration packs

    drawstring bag

    anti-friction socks, men's

    In Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia (but don't need to send it here, to So Cal where I'll be in a few months).

  5. Joey

    I'd like at shot at the Vasque Blurs, the La Sportiva Crossleathers, the Nathan hydration pack, and the Drymax socks.


    Charlottesville, VA

  6. Gary

    I would like a shot at the

    Salmon EXO tights,

    Nathan Pack

    Sunday afternoons adventure hat

    Swiftwick socks both styles

    Outdoor research Sahara hat


  7. Ian

    Wow. That's a lot of stuff to give away.

    I'd like the Brooks Run Tee (small), the Pearl Izumi Rain Shell (medium), or the Osprey Nalgene.


    Ian from Atlanta

  8. Mike

    Thanks for another great idea and contest! Makes me wish my feet were smaller, alas

    I'm interested in the Atayne shirts, hydration pack, either of the Swiftwick socks, Nathan shoe pocket, and the USB flashdrives. The dirty tech shirts and hats are also intriguing, because sometimes you just need to take a dirt bath


    Charlotte, NC

  9. Peter

    Hi guys

    I definitly would like to run in the

    – TNF Endurance Challenge Tech SS Shirt or

    – Wasatch Speed Goat Tech SS Shirt

    Thanks for the giveaway !


  10. Cheri Hall


    I would love any of the great trail items you are offering but I really need the Moben arm sleves because my arms get way to much sun. I would also love the Brooks Run Tee…I have been looking for the RUN logan for like ever on a shirt but could not find one in my size. The Wasatch Speed Goat Tech Shirt woul be nice too. Hey anyone would be great or any of the other items. I would be happy with any trail item. I just love the trails and all the trail stuff. Thanks for the wonderful info as always.



  11. hollyM

    * Moeben Arm Sleeves

    * Tech Hats

    * Brooks Drawstring Pack

    * HAT Run Shoulder Bag

    * Basic Drawstring Bags

    * Nathan Shoe Pocket+

    * Branded USB Flashdrives

  12. Jenny Handy

    Great idea!

    I would love a shot at a tech hat, the Pearl Izumi rain shell, Drymax trail socks and the HAT run shoulder bag.



    Bristow, VA

  13. Ann

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    I would love to have

    Moeben Arm Sleeves

    Tech hat

    Nathan shoe pocket

    Nathan hydration pack


    Modjeska Canyon, CA

  14. Frazer

    Another great giveaway from irunfar! Thank you!

    I am interested in the following (listed in order of what I want most to least, if that matters?)

    Salomon exo tights

    Moeben Arm Sleeves

    Brooks Drawstring pack

    Any Technical Tee -Medium


    Memphis, TN

  15. Randy Snyder


    thanks for this opportunity. The Vasque Blur SL size 9 are my shoe of choice and I would like to get them dirty!

  16. Luke

    I'd love to try out the Karhu Strong Ride since I'm more of an 8.5 than a 9.

    The Mountain Hardwear Transition Pants also sound pretty awesome!

    – Luke

    Mountain View, CA

  17. Leon

    Do the giveaways ever end (let's hope not!)?

    Please consider me in the running for the following:

    Conservation Alliance Recycled tech SS shirt

    Montrail Team/Mountain Hardwear Transition Pants

    short sleeve tech shirts

    Drymax trail running socks (men's)

    Moeben arm sleeves

  18. gino - chicago

    i'm interested in:

    4Rs shirt (large)

    Old Pueblo 50 Brooks Tech SS Shirt

    Brooks Drawstring Pack

    Tech Hat – have a large head! :)


  19. Jeff T. (Memphis)

    Bryon, you are the man.

    I would be interested in the following:

    Nathan Hydration Pack

    Any Tech Hat

    Any medium men's tech shirts

    Montrail Team Pants

    Pearl Izumi Rain Shell

    Nathan Shoe Pack


  20. ken michal

    What a great idea! I don't need any of this stuff myself… and I would rather it went to someone who could really use it. I just wanted to send a quick note saying thanks for doing this! It's really cool!

    All Day!


  21. Anonymous

    I'd love the Salomon 3/4 tights since I am trying to start my own personal 'manpris' movement in Kentucky.

    It takes guts to be a fashion maven but I feel I'm up to it.


    Alan in Frankfort KY

  22. Roxanne

    I am new to trail running and just registered for my first 50k. Obviously I can use all the gear anyone will throw at me!

    Atayne – men's medium "4Rs" shirt

    Moeben arm sleeves

    Iroquois Trails Brooks Tech Shirt – women's medium

    Montrail Team Pants

    Any tech shirts in medium

    Any tech hats


    Shelby, NC

  23. Jason D.

    Thanks for doing another giveaway.

    Wouldn't mind a shot at:

    -Atayne Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Run Organic Cotton Tees (large)

    -Any Tech Hat

    -Montrail Team – Mountain Hardwear Transition Pants (medium)

    Jason D.

    Magalia, CA

  24. Katie

    Great giveaway! I am new to trail running and loving it! I am interested in:

    Pearl Izumi rain shell

    4R shirt-medium

    Iroquois Trails Brooks Tech SS Shirt (women's medium)

  25. Mark Ryan

    I will take any large t-shirt, any new tech hat (especially the GU one), The Karhu shoes, and the nathon hydration pack.

    Sweet deal…By the way, posted a link to this on my blog.

    Mark Ryan

    Edmonton, AB

  26. Glenn S,

    Thanks so much for the opportunity. I would be interested in the following:

    Vasque Blur SL Mens Size 9 (just happens to be my size)

    La Sportiva Crossleather Mens Size 9 (again, my size)

    Dry Max Trail Running Sock Mens 8.5-10.5

    Brooks Drawstring Pack

    A Drawstring Bag

    I would be happy to pay for postage for anything that I am lucky enough to win. We have a local version of this in Telluride called "The Free Box" where people can leave what they no longer need so others can take what they do need. The best way to be "green" is to wear things out!

    Glenn S

    Telluride, CO

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