Why Running? Because It Works!

RunningWorks is a values-led, mentorship-based organization which seeks to help elevate the mental and physical well being of the most vulnerable in our community. To learn more and get involved click here.


RunningWorks uses sport to empower individuals and families to break cycles of abuse, abandonment, neglect, poverty and homelessness one stride at a time by creating a safe haven for more than 150 men, women, and children served weekly: a team and family where they can learn to trust.


Our vision is to stop the destructive cycle of homelessness within a demographic of age five to 70-years-of-age by reaching the most vulnerable and socially excluded in society with values accrued through health and wellness, in this case, running or walking. We believe the lives of many homeless men, women and children have been disrupted by circumstances beyond their control, and we empower them to overcome extraordinary adverse situations.


We are a values-driven, mentorship-based organization that encourages volunteerism as a primary component to rehabilitation as it promotes dignity, a sense of purpose and confidence while team members have fallen on hard times. The discipline, confidence, teamwork, self-respect and respect for others accrued through the passion our team members develop for self-improvement allows them to further their lives for the long term.

Social Butterfly Mentorship and Fundraising Campaign

Social Butterfly Mentorship and Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off

Meet our dynamic, passionate and philanthropic Social Butterflies who will be taking part in a six-month long mentorship and fundraising campaign, which leads up to our Trinity Partners Metamorphosis: The Art of Giving fashion show gala on Saturday, September 28. During the campaign, our Social Butterflies will be paired with one of our RunningWorks participants and will serve as mentors and fundraising ambassadors.

To meet our amazing Social Butterflies and donate to the campaign, click the link below.

Social Butterfly Mentorship and Fundraising Campaign

Trinity Partners 12-Hour Run to End Homelessness

On Wednesday, June 5, RunningWorks is hosting our 4th annual 12-Hour Run to End Homelessness, presented by Trinity Partners. From 6am – 6pm in Uptown Charlotte, RunningWorks staff, volunteers, community members and clients (Team Members), will be running 1-mile loops to raise awareness and financial support to combat homelessness and poverty.

Please consider joining us in our efforts to make a difference in the community by participating in our inaugural 12-Hour Run to End Homelessness Fundraising Challenge!

Click here to learn more and register for the challenge