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Running Responsibly: Our People and Planet Path

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Our commitment

Our goals are simple: everyone who wants to run is welcome to run, and everyone who runs has a place to do it.

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People

It starts with people. We are committed to a world where we all run on equal ground.

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Planet

Earth is home. We pledge to protect the planet where 150 million fellow Earthlings run every day.

Our priorities

Putting one foot in front of the other starts here. These five focuses set us on the path to making real and lasting change.

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One

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

reduction of barriers to participate in the run, the industry, and the run community

Two

Community engagement

partnerships to advance health and wellbeing in our communities and make the run open to all

Three

Responsible sourcing

maintenance of an ethical and sustainable supply chain

Four

Climate action

a science-backed pursuit of net zero carbon emissions by 2040

Five

Sustainable consumption

recycled or renewable materialization, the elimination of manufacturing waste, and transition to a circular product

It’s time to think big

We’ve charted our People and Planet Path to support the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are targeting the four SDGs where we feel we can have the greatest impact.

  • 3 - good health and well-being
  • 10 - reduced inequalities
  • 12 - responsible consumption and production
  • 13 - climate action
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Where the rubber meets the road

Here are some of the most recent tangible steps we’re taking on our People and Planet Path.

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October 2020

Running Industry Diversity Coalition

Dedicated to industry-wide BIPOC representation and access

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December 2020

The Climate Pledge

Alignment with the international community on slowing climate change

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March 2021

Angel City Elite

We are proud sponsors of this BIPOC women’s long distance team

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May 2021

Front Runners

We’ve been proud supporters of this LGBTQ+ running club since 2019

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June 2021

Black Girls Run

The Black Girls Run eRACE Racism virtual challenge is powered by Brooks

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July 2021

Carbon-neutral Ghost

We’re introducing our first carbon-neutral product — with many more to come

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Transparency and accountability

The finish line of this marathon is a long way off, but we’re committed to positive change and transparency about where we can do more and how we can do better.