RunningWorks | SHARE Charlotte


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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Meredith Dolhare
Main Address:
401 Hawthorne Lane
Suite 110-317
Charlotte, NC 28204
RunningWorks Headquarters
901 N. Tryon Street
Suite E
Charlotte, NC 28206

What We Do


RunningWorks utilizes a step by step team-oriented process that helps men, women and children overcome poverty, homelessness and addiction.

The biggest problem homeless individuals face is that something happened that made them lose their way (loss of job, addiction, abuse). To make matters worse, their family and trusted community often disowns them, and they get caught in a downward spiral of isolation, addiction and depression.

To help counteract this problem, RunningWorks has developed a 3-prong approach to empower our clients (a.k.a. Team Members) to break cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness:

We Run: Most clients and participants are introduced to RunningWorks through our health and wellness programs and initiatives, which are designed to promote healthy lifestyle habits and choices while addressing the physical, mental and social health needs of our clients.

We Work: This phase is designed to help participants create pathways out of homelessness and poverty by increasing access and opportunities for education, career advancement, personal development and financial literacy.

We House: The third phase of the program consists of our supportive, housing initiatives, which are designed to connect homeless individuals and families with affordable, low-barrier, permanent housing opportunities.

Interesting Info

Races completed as a team: 176 and counting
Number of homes secured: 149 and still looking
Over 90% of our full and half marathon finishers have maintained employment and housing!

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Volunteer Opportunities

RW Weekly Program - Run/Walk
Repeats every week on Tuesday and Friday until Tue Dec 22 2020.
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:00am
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RW Weekly Program - Life Skill Presenter
Repeats every week on Tuesday and Friday until Tue Dec 22 2020.
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 11:00am
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Handyman Services
Repeats every week on Sunday until Tue Dec 22 2020.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 (All day)
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Pledge Volunteer Time
Repeats every week on Monday until Tue Dec 31 2019.
Monday, September 23, 2019 (All day)
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Novant Health Lake Norman 15k & 5k Race Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 7:00am Read more »
Rocktoberfest Half-Marathon and 5 Miler presented by Novant Health Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 6:30am Read more »
Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile Race Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 7:30am Read more »
Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 7:00am Read more »

Upcoming Events

Trinity Partners Metamorphosis: The Art of Giving September 28, 2019 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm
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