February 1, 2017
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RunningWorks and Smasheton announce new initiative to help Charlotte’s homeless 

If you have been Uptown lately, you may have noticed more men, women and even children sleeping in piles of blankets in front of buildings, at bus stops, on park benches and around the transit center. That’s because our city’s […]
November 21, 2016

A Run in My Shoes: Lamarr tells his story in 100 Words

Lamarr, a longtime member of the RunningWorks family, was featured in this year’s 100 Words Film Festival The annual festival celebrates concise, cinematic storytelling as each film must deliver a compelling tale using exactly 100 words. Organizers say that is just […]
November 12, 2016
Our friends at Ally stop by our program at the Urban Ministry Center to lead a life skill on budgeting and financial planning.

7 Ways to Give Back to your Community

1. COME RUN WITH US It’s a great way to get some exercise, have fun and make new friends. We always encourage those in the community who have overcome adversity to share their stories in the hopes of inspiring others. […]
November 12, 2016

Charlotte realtors step up to create housing opportunities

At RunningWorks, we promote a work-first approach to ending and preventing homelessness. We believe in empowering team members with the knowledge and tools they need to secure and maintain employment. Once employed and educated on financial management, our team members […]
November 12, 2016
Carolina Panther Luke Kuechly signed a multi-year deal with Eat the Bear.

Partner Spotlight: Luke Kuechly signs deal with EatThe Bear

Eat the Bear (ETB) a sports nutrition-based lifestyle business providing clean and lean supplements to support pure achievement, today announced it has signed a three-year endorsement agreement with Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers. This agreement includes taking on an […]
August 29, 2016

METAMORPHOSIS 2016: A Fashion Event to help end homelessness

World-renowned fashion designer Luis Machicao will debut his Spring/Summer 2017 collection in support of RunningWorks, a nonprofit helping families and individuals transition out of homelessness and poverty. Luis Machicao is an internationally known fashion designer who has dressed countless socialites, […]
July 30, 2016
Quincy has lost 40 pounds since joining RunningWorks in May of 2016.

A WALK IN MY SHOES: Quincy’s Story of weight loss and determination

This time last year, life was much different for 39-year old Quincy. For starters, he had housing. He was also employed and had a vehicle. Little did he know that just four months later, it would all be gone. When […]
July 26, 2016
THE STARTING LINE UP: The Run For Attention 5k was held Oct. 10 at Lifepointe Christian Church in Rock Hill to raise money and awareness for The Palmetto School at Children’s Attention Home in Rock Hill, SC.

Join the RunningWorks team on our 10-week virtual race to Wilmington

We invite you to join #RunningWorks in a 10-week virtual race to Wilmington, North Carolina. The 400-mile virtual route starts August 1 at the Urban Ministry Center of Charlotte, one of the five locations the RunningWorks team runs each week in Charlotte. Here’s the […]
June 27, 2016
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RunningWorks and Beautiful Together launch new initiative for homeless youth and families

RunningWorks is announcing a new partnership with Beautiful Together, a charitable organization founded by husband-and-wife team Steve and Tamara Lackey that seeks to improve the lives of children living in extreme poverty, foster care or orphanages. With projects in Africa […]
June 13, 2016
The Street Soccer 945 Invitational was held June 10-12 at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte.

Soccer Invitational puts spotlight on Sport for Social Change in Charlotte

The hot weather did not keep the RunningWorks team from enjoying a good time for a great cause this weekend at The Street Soccer 945 Invitational, held June 10-12 at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte. For those who don’t know, Street […]