RunningWorks announces second year partnering with Ragnar Relays

This fall, the RunningWorks team will hit the trails at Anne Springs Close Greenway for the second annual Ragnar Trail Carolinas-SC experience. This marks our second year partnering with Ragnar Relays, the nation’s largest overnight running relay company, in an effort to raise money to combat homelessness in the Carolinas.

Ragnar Trail Carolinas-SC presented by Salomon is a dream weekend adventure taking place October 6-7 at Anne Close Springs Greenway in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Teams of 8 (or 4) will come together over two days and one night to conquer a set of trails that start and stop at Ragnar Village, where there will be camping, smokes, a beer garden, race swag, movies under the stars, and so much more.

Located about 45 minutes outside of Charlotte, Anne Springs Close Greenway is a gorgeous 2000+ acre nature preserve featuring smooth-single track trails that are perfect for running and plush grass that’s great for camping as teams experience the magic of Ragnar Village.

Teams will run relay-style on multiple loops as they meander through the forest past rivers, streams and ponds. At night as the sun sets, the celebration comes alive under a bed of stars with campfires and an overall party atmosphere.

Not only is it an opportunity to unleash your inner wild, but runners can also help make a difference in the lives of individuals and families facing homelessness in the Carolinas.

Runners are encouraged to gather groups of friends, family, coworkers or perfect strangers to form fundraising teams in benefit of RunningWorks. Funds will be used to help further our mission to use sport and education to empower individuals and families to break cycles of abuse, poverty, neglect and homelessness one step at a time.

For each team that successfully meets its minimum fundraising goal, RunningWorks will cover the cost of their $1,160 race entry fee.

To date, Ragnar has partnered with a number of well-established national and regional charities, including the Child Abuse Prevention Center, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and Special Olympics, to raise awareness and funds for their respective causes. The goal is to create long-lasting relationships in communities across the country where Ragnar races are held. The company said that in addition to provided top notch two-day races, it wants to make an impact that lasts year round.

Please be sure to mark your calendars and join us on October 6. For more information about starting a team, please contact Executive Director Meredith Dolhare at or (704) 807-1777.

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