One of our goals at Fleet Feet Sports is to help make a difference in our community. But with over 250 organizations, events and athletes asking us for financial assistance each year, we have reached the point where the amount we could give each group was too small to really make a difference. While we appreciate and applaud each organization’s will to do good and benefit important causes and charities, we wanted to focus our dollars to make a bigger impact in our community.
In that light, we decided to direct our main charitable giving to several events/organizations we are closely involved with including the Manchester Road Race (Little and "big"), Hartford Marathon Foundation, Achilles International (CT Chapter), West Hartford Center Business Association, Celebrate West Hartford, Stratton Brook XC Invitational, A Sporting Chance for Youth Day, Winding Trails & Marlborough Summer Tri Series, HEAT Tri Club, Capital Prep High School Track & XC teams and the Church Street Eats homeless shelter.
We also fund the "Run to a Better Future" college scholarship which provides an inner city Hartford student-runner with $10,000/year for four years so they can earn their college degree and better support themselves - and their families.
While we are unable to support your event financially, we are happy to donate a $25 gift certificate to any organization’s fundraiser that involves or supports an active lifestyle (i.e. a running or walking event, triathlon, school fundraiser to support the purchase of athletic equipment, etc) as well as help promote your event. To submit your event for consideration, please complete the form below at least 2 weeks prior to your event.