Hoka Clifton 7

Run into Comfort with the New HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 7! Running strong for 7 years, the Clifton 7 is your daily, versatile trainer. Whether you’re walking around the block or training for your next marathon, the Clifton 7’s smooth and reliable cushion will get you to your next destination. Updates If you loved last… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common injuries in running. Everyone cringes a little bit when you hear the PF word because we all know that pain. We know that we’ve been right where that friend is when you got just a little too excited about your new hobby of running. Let’s learn a… Read more »

Meet The Team: Rachel Brand

Rachel joined the University team a decade ago when we were moving into our new shop next to Trader Joe’s. There were no brewery running clubs, races were just starting to have themes, and packet pickup was actually a packet, not just a bib and a shirt. She has stayed on board as a part… Read more »