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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 values-based, mentorship-driven curriculum and educational workshops are designed to help participants navigate pathways to successful futures by achieving goals in the areas of health, mental wellness, employment, education and housing.

Interesting Info

Races completed as a team: 166 and counting
Number of homes secured: 145 and still looking
Number of jobs landed: 156 so far

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Volunteer Opportunities

IOU RunningWorks
Repeats every day until Mon Dec 31 2018.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 (All day)
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RW Weekly Program - Life Skill Presenter
Repeats every week on Tuesday and Friday until Tue Dec 22 2020.
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00am
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Santa Run 8K & Snowman Dash Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 7:00am Read more »
RW Weekly Program - Run/Walk
Repeats every 2 weeks on Tuesday and Friday until Tue Dec 22 2020.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:00am
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Upcoming Events

Strip It To Give It January 5, 2019 - 11:00am Read more »

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