Plantar Fasciitis: What is it and How do I fix it??

Imagine this: You’re running or walking around the Queen City–in the best shape of your life–enjoying the harvest of your hard work. You’re with your friends talking about the next big race or goal you have in mind. Life is great and nothing can bring you down…that is, until you feel a sharp pain in… Read more »

Fall Apparel is here!

Pumpkin spice, Body Glide, and reflective lights… you know what this means: Fall is here! Don’t be caught running through the leaves without your new fall gear. Transitional pieces from your favorite brands like New Balance and Oiselle are perfect for the varying Charlotte weather (because we know how that goes…) Check out some staff… Read more »

Running Recovery


Are your legs feeling heavier than usual? Times slowing down? Mind in a negative place? We get it. Running can be tough on the mind and body. We can get so caught up in chasing our goals that we forget to embrace our recovery runs or off days. Slowing down gives our minds and bodies… Read more »


School’s out and summer’s here with its longer days. And if you’re training for a fall or winter marathon, summer means more miles, too. Runners love HOKA ONE ONE for its legendary capacity for mega miles. Run For Your Life’s Chris Elkins says the brand’s summer 2019 models open the HOKA experience to even more… Read more »

University Store Annual Sidewalk Sale

Headed to the King Tiger 5K this weekend? One of Charlotte’s most family-friendly 5K events is bookended with one of the biggest sales of the year at our Run For Your Life University store. Whether you’re here for the King Tiger 5K, or just in the neighborhood to shop—- take advantage of these great deals… Read more »

Summer Track Series is Back

That’s right! The Run For Your Life Summer Track Series is back! For five Tuesdays you can race the clock and the competition starting Tuesday, May 28. For more than a decade, the Summer Track Series has been one of the hottest tickets on the Charlotte road racing calendar. And it still is.  “The best… Read more »

Staff Picks: Feetures Socks 

You know the saying, “it’s what’s inside that counts.” Whoever wrote that one probably wan’t thinking about socks, but we certainly feel it applies here. Gross, worn out, stretched out socks can make running in even the best fitting shoes a less-than-awesome experience. Think: chafing, blisters, and other unpleasantness.  No matter how far or fast… Read more »

Best Bets for Mom 

Mother’s Day is Sunday. We know, we know… you didn’t forget. This is just a friendly reminder. And what kind of friends would we be if we didn’t also remind you of some great gift ideas to celebrate the mom in your life who runs— and probably just plain runs things, too. Here are our… Read more »

Sports Bras: Fit Matters

Run For Your Life is known for our thorough and exacting running shoe fittings, but did you know we also offer professional sports bra fittings? If you wear a sports bra, you know fit matters. And “fit” goes way beyond size. A properly fitted bra provides the right amount of coverage, support, and longevity–all without… Read more »

Brooks Stability shoes – which shoe is right for you?

Spring is here! The days are longer, your runs are farther, and your feet are… well, not so fresh. We get it; the beautiful weather makes you want to go the extra mile. Before you head out the door, make sure your kicks have been properly fitted by a Run For Your Life fit specialist…. Read more »