Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Meredith Dolhare Elliott
Primary Contact Name
Matt Elliott
Main Address

RunningWorks Mailing Address
401 Hawthorne Lane
Suite 110-317
Charlotte, NC 28204
United States

RunningWorks Headquarters
901 N. Tryon Street
Suite E
Charlotte, NC 28206
United States

What We Do

RunningWorks is a grassroots nonprofit organization that provides wellness initiatives, life skill development, social support and case management to promote healthy lifestyle habits. We know that individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty are more likely to have health disparities and negative health outcomes, so RunningWorks’ has created a unique model of using running/walking, education and social support to assist Team Members with their Health and Mental Wellness, with developing a Community of Support, and building bridges to increase Access and Opportunity. We envision a community where everyone has the opportunity to move beyond their comfort zone and prosper as their healthiest self.

3 Ways you can help
  1. Make a Financial Donation: Donations can be made in three ways. ONLINE: Visit BY MAIL: If you’d like to send a gift, make checks payable to RunningWorks and send to: RunningWorks; 401 Hawthorne Lane STE 110-317; Charlotte, NC 28204
  2. Donate Items for Care Packages: If you would to donate items for care packages, we encourage you to visit out Amazon Wish List. Any items purchased through our Amazon Wish List will be conveniently delivered directly to RunningWorks. Email if you have items on hand you’d like to drop off.
  3. Stay Connected: Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for continued updates. If you have any questions, concerns or access to information that may help our team members during this time, please contact us at
Interesting Info
  • Since its inception in 2012, RunningWorks has served over 5,000 people of all ages.
  • Over 2,000 meals provided annually to help combat food insecurity with those we serve
  • 500 bus passes supplied each year to assist with needed transportation
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

8th Annual 12-Hour Run: GLOBAL RUNNING DAY
Duration of 12 hours

RW Weekly Lunch Delivery to The Relatives
Repeats weekly at 11:30am
Duration of 45 minutes

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