Gear Swap at the 2017 Trails In Motion Film Festival

Update: We have posted the fourth edition of the gear swap “catalog” at the bottom of this post. It will be updated as more people contribute their gear.

Including your gear in the catalog makes it more visible, increasing the chances of people buying your stuff. To have your items included, email

Trail Run Manitoba is proud to announce it will be hosting a gear swap and sale on March 8, 2017, at the Park Theatre. The gear swap will take place between 6:00 and 7:00pm, right before the Trails In Motion Film Festival kicks off.

We love gear swaps because:

  • Your old and under-used gear can get a second life with a new owner
  • You can use selling old gear as an excuse to upgrade and buy new gear
  • Reusing items is one very easy way to look after this world we love to run on

So, how will this year’s gear swap work? Trail Run Manitoba is acting as the host. We will provide the venue and we are putting together a “catalog” of items that will be for sale to help people who are selling gear get advance interest in their items. Trail Run Manitoba will charge a $5 flat fee to everyone who registers to sell gear to cover that work. We’ll put the money toward new equipment for our races.

We think this format will work very well because people selling gear will have access to lots of like-minded outdoor adventurers. People looking to pick up used gear will be able to inspect it in person without any commitment. Gear swaps are an especially good opportunity for novice trail runners, or experience trail runners who want back-up gear they can put in their drop bags for longer races.

How to participate if you want to sell gear:

  • Gather up items you’ll want to sell – as many as you want
  • Register with Trail Run Manitoba so we know to save you a table
  • If you email with photos and descriptions of the items you want to sell, she will add them to the “catalogue” so that people can see your gear in advance, making it easier for you to sell your stuff
  • Bring your items to the Park Theatre on March 8
  • You’ll be responsible for all transactions, so you’ll have full power over pricing, haggling (or not), whether you’ll offer a return policy, etc.
  • We encourage you to bring change in case you need to break bills. Trail Run Manitoba and the Park Theatre will only have limited change.

How to participate if you want to buy gear:

  • Keep an eye out for the “catalogue” once it’s available. It will be updated regularly before March 8 so you can see some of the gear that will be on offer.
  • Come to the Park Theatre at 6:00 p.m. on March 8
  • Bring cash to purchase gear. We understand that the Park Theatre has an ATM.
  • Have an awesome time.

We hope to see you there. If you have any questions about the gear swap, or you are interested in selling items, you can email Mallory at

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