RFYL Pledges $10,000 to Johnson C. Smith University Scholarship

Run For Your Life pledges to donate $10,000 over the next 5 years to assist in providing academic opportunities for students at Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte’s historically black university. “I have a passion for both ending racism and providing today’s youth the opportunity to be educated and become tomorrow’s leaders. By investing in Johnson… Read more »

Self-Care #foryourlife

Check yourself before you wreck yourself. As humans, we sometimes forget to pause, reflect, and check on OUR needs. That’s why for February, we are focusing on practicing self-care #foryourlife. Self-care is about focusing on your well-being and needs; it can include catching up on sleep, taking a hot bath, eating nutritious meals, and/or saying… Read more »

Arahi 4

Max cushion. Optimal support. Breathable. Lightweight. The Hoka One One Arahi 4 has it all with its lightweight, open engineered mesh that makes the shoe ventilated and comfortable. The infamous Meta-Rocker provides a smooth ride while the EVA J-Frame technology provides targeted support for mild to moderate overpronators. Lastly, the shoe is 100% vegan! Head… Read more »

12 Days of Christmas

‘Tis the season for giving! We’re thrilled to share the 12 Days of Christmas calendar with you. All promos are valid in stores only and on their respected dates. Mark your calendars, save big, and shop small. P.S. Feetures and Balega socks are buy 3, get 1 free all December! 12/13 Spend $50, get $10… Read more »

Why Shop Small?

We get it. All stores are having big promos and sales for Black Friday. The big screen TV for $100 and your two toasters you got on a BOGO special are definitely worth the 3AM wakeup call. However, as you plan your Black Friday shopping trips, we encourage you to keep things local and visit… Read more »

First Cleft Out 5K Aims to Shine the Light on Inequity

Birth defects, in most cases, are random and treatable – and heartbreaking. No one – absolutely no one – wants to see children suffer. Advances in medicine and technology have tackled birth defects, creating treatments to fix problems, limit suffering, and allow children born with them to grow up healthy and strong. And in most… Read more »

Yoga, Tai Chi, And Other Safe Activities During Injury Recovery

Our bodies are temples, and they deserve our utmost care. This is why we run. To honor our bodies, to serve our community, and to shape ourselves into the best people we can be. Nevertheless, just like anything else, it’s still possible for cracks to surface. Indeed, suffering an injury is something that runners cannot… Read more »

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 »