It has become a fantastic annual tradition at Runtheberg for runners to bring their old running shoes with them to the event for donation to less-privileged runners in the local communities. With the cooperation and help of some of the senior runners, these shoes, road, trail, crossover and anything else, in whatever condition they may be, help novices to start up and discover the joys of running in the mountains, help some of the more established runners participate in events ranging from the local Cannibals Parkrun to the Comrades Marathon, and as often as not make their way onto the podium at Runtheberg.