Want to get involved with RunningWorks?

The only requirement is for you to show up. No prior arrangements are necessary (unless otherwise noted). We invite you to spend some time with us. Share your talents and your treasure. See for yourself why running is working to break down barriers and change stigmas.

We provide ALL the necessary equipment including t-shirts, running shoes, socks and shorts. When it’s cold outside, we offer full tracksuits, gloves, and hats. If it’s raining, we’ll grab you a poncho. (No excuses).

Not an athlete? No worries. You can participate regardless of your fitness level. Sometimes we call it WalkingWorks! Before heading out for each run/walk, we divide into groups based on pace and intensity. Typically we have three groups – one for our speedsters, another for those who like to run and walk, and a third group for walkers. It is rewarding to see a teammate graduate from one skill level to the next displaying the values of discipline and goal setting.



Where We Meet/Get Involved

Our weekly program schedule is as follows:

10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Palmetto School at Children’s Attention Home ** (Rock Hill, SC)

9:45-11:45 a.m. – RunningWorks Headquarters (901-E N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC)
4:30-6:30 p.m. – Rowan Helping Ministries (226 North Long Street, Salisbury, NC)

1p.m.-3p.m. – Palmetto School at Children’s Attention Home** (Rock Hill, SC)
4:30 – 6 p.m. – Rowan Helping Ministries (226 N. Long Street; Salisbury, NC)
6 p.m. – NoDa Run Club  (2921 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC)

4:45-6 p.m. – Children’s Attention Home** (Rock Hill, SC)
1:30-3 p.m. – The Relatives On Ramp Resource Center (119 E. 8th Street, Charlotte NC)

9:45-11:45 a.m. – RunningWorks Headquarters (901-E N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC)
1-3 p.m. – Charlotte Rescue Mission’s Dove’s Nest** (2855 West Blvd., Charlotte, NC)
4:30-6:30 p.m. – Rowan Helping Ministries (226 North Long Street, Salisbury, NC)

** Volunteers interested in participating at our programs at Children’s Attention Home or Charlotte Rescue Mission’s Dove’s Nest, please email us at volunteer@runningworks.org for more information.


Share Your Talent

After each run, we gather for a life skills session. Here we discuss a variety of topics including everything from achieving goals to managing anger, developing healthy relationships, eating healthy and attaining wealth. Do you have a particular skill? Are you an expert with some helpful advice to share? Do you have a story of overcoming adversity or hardship? We invite you to share your stories, talents and advice with the group. For example, if you’re a nutritionist, you could provide tips on how to eat healthy on a budget. Perhaps you know something about finance and can share basic household budgeting tips. For more information about volunteering, please complete this short form or email us at volunteer@runningworks.org.


Share Your Treasure

RunningWorks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are thankful for the generosity of the individual donors and various community supporters whose charitable contributions help sustain our mission to use sport and education to empower individuals and families to break cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness – one stride at a time. We invite you to share your treasure and join us in our efforts by making a donation.