Grandma’s Marathon Shoe Drive Is Underway
Grandma's Marathon, along with their presenting sponsor Toyota, have launched a shoe drive, which will continue through marathon weekend June 14 - June 16.
Now through June 15, you can drop off shoes at the following area Toyota dealerships, during their normal business hours:
- Kolar Toyota in Duluth
- Kari Toyota in Superior
- Iron Trail Toyota in Virginia
- Ashland Toyota in Ashland
During Grandma’s Marathon weekend, the goal will be to fill the bed of a Toyota Tundra truck in the Toyota display area located in Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
Shoes will be accepted from 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15.
An additional collection site will be located at the finish line area as runners will also have the option to donate their shoes after they cross the finish line.
After the completion of Grandma's Marathon Weekend, Goodwill Industries of Duluth will assist in refurbishing and distributing the shoes for use by those in need across the Northland.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to clean out their closets and put any gently worn shoes that you no longer wear to good use.