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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Meredith Dolhare
Main Address:
401 Hawthorne Ln
STE 110-317
Charlotte, NC 28204
RunningWorks Headquarters
901-E N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Rowan Helping Ministries
226 N. Long Street
Charlotte, NC 28144
Charlotte Rescue Mission's Dove's Nest
2855 West Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
Palmetto School at Children's Attention Home
Private, undisclosed location for safety of children in DSS custody
Rock Hill, SC
The Relatives On Ramp Resource Center
119 E. 8th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

What We Do

Our mission is to use sport to empower individuals and families to break cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. The vast majority of our team members are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

In addition to providing a running program, we offer supportive services to help team members get on their feet - being in good health, securing jobs paying livable wages and finding permanent housing. There are many valuable skills that can be accrued through the sport of running. It teaches discipline, improves health and wellness and promotes determination and willpower. It also boosts self-esteem and provides a positive outlet for relieving stress and frustration.

RunningWorks promotes sport-for-social change. Our programs are designed to encourage individuals and families to rediscover the power of teamwork, discipline, respect and confidence.

Interesting Info

Races completed as a team: 156 and counting
Number of homes secured: 125 and still looking
Number of jobs landed: 140 so far

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Volunteer Opportunities

IOU RunningWorks
Repeats every day until Mon Dec 31 2018.
Sunday, June 24, 2018 (All day)
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RW Weekly Program @ RunningWorks Headquarters
Repeats every week on Tuesday and Friday 500 times.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00am
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American 4 Miler Race Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 6:00am Read more »
OrthoCarolina 10K Classic Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 6:00am Read more »
Novant Health 15k & 5k Race Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 6:00am Read more »
Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile Race Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:00am Read more »
Santa Run 8K & Snowman Dash Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 7:00am Read more »

Upcoming Events

Metamorphosis: Social Butterfly Experiment September 22, 2018 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm
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