It Pays to be Kind

They are live!

If you didn’t see my kindrunner ambassador announcement last week, you can check it out now so that you are all up to speed. There is a great video over there so it is well worth and quick jump back.

Today I am pleased to announce that when you clicky clicky the kindrunner link, you no longer get the “COMING SOON” page. They are ready for YOU!

I can also tell you all the cool stuff I couldn’t tell you before about the organization.

kindrunnerI usually save the best for last, but I am going to put my favorite part of the program right up front! Send in your old running shoes and get $10 off your next pair!

Kindness Cash Rewards (KCR) Program – Keep your old shoes out of the garbage and landfills!

Upon receipt of your footwear order, place your old shoes into the KindRunner shipping box and place the pre-paid return label on the box for shipment back to us.  Upon receipt of the label, we will scan the bar code and place the KCR onto your account for future use.  Each return label (whether it contain one pair or 4 pairs of shoes) is worth $10 KCR per new shoes purchased (5 pairs purchased on that order, you can earn up to $50 KCR) or credits towards future purchase. The KCR can be used to purchase ANYTHING that kindrunner sells and will never expire.

YES!

logo-shippingBut you will spend that on shipping, right? WRONG!

Free 3 Way Shipping –

1 – Free shipping of your order to you
2- Free shipping of any returns for any reason
3 – Free shipping of your donated shoes back to us for re-purposing with Soles 4 Souls or The More Foundation Group

logo-confidentrunnerKnow for certain which shoes you want and really could not care less about the return shipping? Confident Runner Pricing waives the Free Return Shipping but offers the shoe at a below retail price. Shipping of product to you is still free, as is the return shipping of donated shoes for Kindness Cash Rewards Program.

logo-returnsNot certain what you like? kindrunner has an Easy 365 returns policy

You have 365 days to return any product, so long as it is in its original packaging and in its original condition.  If you are injured and unable to use the shoe, if your doctor wants you in a different model because of orthotics, no worries… no questions asked!

There are also great product reviews, the blog is up and running, and I hear there is a rumor of free socks for life if you get there fast enough!

And just to remind you about how wonderful the vision behind this group is, the mission

At Kindrunner we have 3 main goals:

1. Make running as fun, enjoyable, and injury and stress free as possible for all of our customers

2. Reduce the running community’s impact on the environment as much as we possibly can

3. Help people in need all around the world by repurposing used running shoes

Here is a recap on all the ways you can support and connect with kindrunner

Have a great run!!

Introducing kindrunner…and my First Ambassadorship!

There is no doubt that interwebs are full of nutty folks doing less than honorable things. Dissenters of blogger journalism and social media inter-connectivity rightly identify some of the ugly nasty that happens when folks can remain safely anonymous behind their computer screens and promote ugly from a keyboard.

However, it has been my experience that what you surround yourself expands. The past 2 years I have focused on surrounding myself with folks who are determined to be better – both for themselves and the community at large.

Expansion has happened again.

I have had the recent opportunity to connect with some super supportive runner folks over at Running Bloggers. Caroline, the membership and sponsorship coordinator of the group, mentioned an organization called “kindrunner.” With a name like that, of course I was curious.

Joe was quick to respond to my inquiry and a pleasure to speak with. It took little more than the length of two twitter posts to realize this was an organization I could support.

At Kindrunner we have 3 main goals:

1. Make running as fun, enjoyable, and injury and stress free as possible for all of our customers

2. Reduce the running community’s impact on the environment as much as we possibly can

3. Help people in need all around the world by repurposing used running shoes

As a mommy runner who didn’t discover the sport until her 30’s, it speaks to the camaraderie and support. As a mom, the importance of being a good steward and helping both naturally, locally, and globally. As an athlete who is always pushing the envelope, the availability of great new products.

I wanted to know what I could do to help.

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Kindrunner is like any other start up in that it needs you to know about it…and it needs you to understand it, love it support it, and tell your friends about it.
I can do that. I am hoping you will too!

The official launch date is June 1st. But don’t wait! Here is what you can do today (and it really isn’t anything different than you do now anyway).

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  1. Check out kindrunner.com. Sign up for the newsletter. Ask a question if you have one. Get a teeny bit excited.
  2. Follow kindrunner on twitter. Maybe hook them up with a #FF or RT for good measure.
  3. YouTube tickle your fancy? Of course they are there.
  4. And of course a kindrunner facebook like would be awesome. Maybe even share the page while you are there.
  5. Coolio Instagram pics are starting to come in too!’

And that’s really it…until June 1st…

OH!! And don’t forget to start pulling out those old running shoes…you are gonna really like what happens next!