Please join us next week for CLT Runs 4wards. During this annual event, the RunningWorks Team takes to the streets of Uptown to run (and walk) the city’s four wards to distribute warm winter wear, toiletries and other much-needed items along with community resource pamphlets to help those experiencing homelessness in our community.
This year’s two-day event will be held Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 27. Each day, the team will meet at 5:00 pm at RWHQ, located at 901-E North Tryon Street, to assemble care packages before hitting the streets. We hope you can join us. For more information about volunteering, please email email@example.com.
Running has opened many doors for RunningWorks Founder and Executive Director Meredith Dolhare. She says some of those doors presented challenges and others presented opportunities beyond her wildest dreams.
As an accomplished ultrarunner and elite athlete, Meredith has had the opportunity to compete in races all over the globe including the Brazil 175 Ultramarathon, the Badwater 135-mile footrace through Death Valley in the heat of summer, the Kona Ironman World Championship, and the Furnace Creek 508 mile cycling race, just to name a few.
“Running has allowed me to meet the most incredible people in the world,” she says. Recently, Meredith added meeting Yogi Roth to that list of incredible encounters.
The new year is off to a great start for the RunningWorks team. We are expecting to make great accomplishments in 2019 and are excited to announce that we have a new Board of Directors. Meet the men and women who will guide and direct the vision, mission and activities of the organization. Continue reading “Introducing the new RunningWorks’ Board of Directors”
The holiday season is just around the corner, and the RunningWorks Team is inviting you to join us in kicking it off with #GivingTuesdayCLT Presented by Wells Fargo and powered by SHARE Charlotte.
#GivingTuesdayCLT (Nov. 20-27) is Charlotte’s local response to the global #GivingTuesday movement. Occurring this year on November 27, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspired people to collaborate in improving their local communities by giving back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
The team at Trinity Partners has stepped up in a major way for the RunningWorks Team this year. In addition to sponsoring our annual 12-Hour Run to End Homelessness in June, Trinity Partners also came aboard as the title sponsor for our annual event, Metamorphosis 2018: The Social Butterfly Experiment. This year’s event was held September 22 at LaCa Projects.
Many of us are well aware of the physical benefits of running. It can help you maintain a healthy weight. It’s effective at preventing muscle and bone loss. It also helps to lower your risks for stroke, diabetes, hypertension and a host of other physical ailments. However, not all of us are aware of how beneficial running can be for our mental health. Here are six amazing ways running is good for your mind: Continue reading “It’s Mental: 6 ways running benefits your mind”