Runners Donate Gear at World’s Largest Halloween Marathon

Posted at October 26, 2016 | By : | Topics : Press

For the fourth consecutive year, American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is suiting up keep the World’s Largest Halloween Half Marathon course clean and green, while inviting runners to be more charitable as they race.

As the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon blows through downtown Los Angeles this weekend, over 11,000 registered runners will line up early Sunday morning October 30 in the City of Angels, clad in fright-tastic costumes. These green-minded participants will be able to discard and donate warm up layers at the corrals or even bring gently used, unwanted running shoes and gear to donate and recycle.

As the race closes, ATRS Recycling volunteers will also collect unused Rock ‘n’ Roll participant tees, towels and medals at the Finish Line. Non-perishable goods be delivered immediately to local Orange County charity Giving Children Hope to support its We’ve Got Your Back (WGYB) nutrition program.

Runners, participants and spectators can rest easy knowing their generous wearable donations benefit a great cause. The backpack nutrition program provides over 1,300 backpacks filled with nutritious food to local students, many classified as homeless, each and every week.

The ROCK RUN RECYCLE campaign is sponsored by ATRS Recycling and The Competitor Group and helps divert thousands of pounds of race-related recyclables from waste streams across the USA each year and supports a network of local charities in each city. ATRS thanks all participants who generously donate their gently used, out of season, unwanted running gear, clothing, shoes and warm up apparel at these races. Their kindness makes it possible for Rock ‘n’ Roll to keep running clean and green year after year.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, organized by Competitor Group, annually welcomes more than 600,000 professional and amateur runners taking part in 29 events around the world. The series, which started in 1998 with the simple idea of making running fun, has transformed the U.S. running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike.

Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past headliners including Pitbull, FloRida, Bret Michaels and Macklemore. Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour Pass offers runners access to run multiple races for one-low price and earn Heavy Medal bling by completing more than one race in a calendar year. For more information, please visit or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler and an official recycling partner of The Competitor Group. Its socially responsible business model provides free clothing & shoe donation solutions for the public, job stimulation worldwide and much-needed funding for worthy local charities. Easy, convenient ATRS Clothing & Shoe Donation Bins are available throughout Southern California, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson AZ, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Galveston and Beaumont TX, Michigan, Oklahoma, Colorado and Tennessee. For press inquiries contact pr(at)atrsonline