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Rap River Run Collecting Old Shoes

Published:   |   Updated: May 15, 2013 at 07:14 PM

It would be quite a "feet" to get into the world record books, organizers of the 2009 RAP River Run believe.

They are collecting old athletic shoes for recycling in hopes of claiming the title for the most used shoes collected.

Drop-off boxes have been set up at more than a dozen West Pasco locations, according to Patricia Patterson, a spokeswoman for the event. She is with Patterson Marketing Group.

It's all in good fun while emphasizing that the RAP River Run is a "green race," Patterson explains.

Presented by Youth and Family Alternatives, the race will take place June 13 at Sims Park in New Port Richey. The inaugural event last year attracted some 450 runners to benefit YFA's RAP House, a runaway alternatives project.

Participants can choose a 5-kilometer run or walk. Even the T-shirts for race participants will be 100 percent organic cotton and made in the USA, Patterson reports.

Go online to to learn more or check out the Facebook page. Contact Patterson at 727-934-5320 or

In the meantime, the "Save the Shoes" collection continues at these drop-off locations:

New Port Richey

•Beltone Hearing Center, 1318 Seven Springs Blvd.

•Primary Prep Preschool, 6916 Perrine Ranch Road.

•Salon Tre, 8351 State Road 54 Unit 104.

•Sells Broadway Dance Studio, 7296 S.R. 54.

•Residential Asset Partners Realtors, 2511 Seven Springs Blvd.

•West Pasco Board of Realtors, 5401 Sunset Blvd.

•West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, 5443 Main St.

•Youth and Family Alternatives, 7524 Plathe Road.


•Publix, 12101 Little Road.

•Wal-Mart Supercenter, 12610 U.S. 19.


•Tampa Bay Insurance, 3226 Little Road.

•Trinity Oaks Elementary School, 1827 Trinity Oaks Blvd.

•Beef O Brady's, Mitchell Ranch Plaza.