Lace Up Shoe Fund

Running is a sport that doesn’t require much equipment- just a good pair of shoes and an open space! Many children participating in GO FAR do not have running shoes or have been handed down a pair they quickly outgrow, leaving them to run in shoes that do not fit properly or are not safe for running. We believe all children deserve to participate in GO FAR with confidence and safety.

For this reason, our Lace Up Shoe Fund was created in 2014, with support from generous donors and community partners. Funds from this scholarship are used each season to give new running shoes to a portion of our participating GO FAR clubs with children who need them most. Working with Omega Sports of the Triad each semester, we are able to fit children for their new shoes and deliver them at a GO FAR practice at their own school. These children gain confidence in themselves and their abilities as they are able to run safely and in comfort. There is nothing quite like seeing the smiles on the faces of these children each season when they lace up their own brand-new pair of shoes.

We are proud to continue offering our Lace Up Shoe program with your support! For more information or to support the Lace Up Shoe Fund, please contact Jayvon Johnson at



Coming August 19th, 2021 at 6pm: First Annual Lace Up Run hosted by Fleet Feet of Greensboro and High Point. Raffle drawing held at 7pm.  Free community run- all paces and distances welcome! Donations will be accepted from July 31st until August 19th and all proceeds will go to funding the GO FAR Lace Up shoe Fund.