Just upgraded your bike accessories? Spouse making you trim down your run shoe collection? Here’s where you can donate your used tri gear to help someone else’s multisport dreams come true.
Local college tri teams
College kids love free stuff! Check Teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon for collegiate club listings and contacts.
Newbies in need
Beginnertriathlete.com has a forum where you can post your old gear, and beginner triathletes can claim it and pay for shipping.
Tri charities for kids
Ask your tri community about local charitites that help get kids into tri. For example, Exceeding Expectations helps inner-city kids from San Bernardino, Calif., move their lives in a positive direction through triathlon, and accepts gear donations. Reach out through their website, Eefoundation.org.
Local tri community
Contact your local club, race directors and tri shops—they’ll be connected in the community and know of people who could use your stuff.