We are proud and privileged to have RunningWorks as our main event beneficiary. The work that they do for the community is truly impactful for Charlotte residents.

Who they are

RunningWorks is a grassroots 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The program was founded in 2012 by Meredith Dolhare as a way to provide outreach to Charlotte’s homeless community.

What they do

RunningWorks provides wellness initiatives, life skill development, social support, and case management to promote healthy lifestyle habits. The goal is to improve the health and well-being of individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty.

The organization seeks to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. These vulnerable communities are at higher risk of negative health disparities and outcomes. They seek to address these issues by promoting positive lifestyle habits through wellness initiatives, life skill development, social support and case management.

Other Beneficiaries

We are proud to support many local businesses and non-profits throughout the year through programs, race day activities, and you, the runner. On top of raising money for RunningWorks, we also have two other beneficiaries that we focus on the entirety of the year – Carolina Farm Trust and Sustain Charlotte. Between these three primary beneficiaries and our other partners, we donate $25,000+ each year back to the streets of Charlotte.

While registering, please consider sending the love onto them and adding on a donation to them or donating now through the button below.