Run For Your Life recognized as

Top Four Running Store in the Country


Founded by Larry Frederick in 1989, Run For Your Life is Charlotte’s original source for all things running. When Tim Rhodes and Chris Elkins acquired the shop in 2003, they continued to serve the region with the latest in shoes, clothing, and essentials by adding multiple locations. We are proud to say that we go beyond being retailers. We want you to be a part of our family. Families share goals, hardships, successes, and personal bests with one another.

With that said, we have been fortunate enough to be placed in the Top 50 Running Stores in 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016, however in 2018 you’ve helped us reach a new level. Run For Your Life is proud to help Charlotte become known for their active lifestyle. How? This year we’ve been awarded one of the Top Four Running Stores in the country!

Here is our satire submission video we created as a bit of a parody on how much we love our people, our staff, and our stores. Enjoy!