running

27 upcoming Charlotte-area races that will actually make you want to run, sorted chronologically

When I wrote about running in a Saturday newsletter and asked how people came to love it, I didn’t actually expect responses, but the ones I got were...

A Charlotte company will be making all the Charlotte Marathon shirts this year

Recover is an apparel company that produces their shirts from 100% recycled material, specifically plastic bottles. Their HQ is just outside of Uptown. Each of...

8 hills (plus routes) you should run in Charlotte

If you’re a runner in Charlotte, chances are you’ve talked about the hills in this city. Heck, even if you’re just a friend of a runner, you’ve...

How this Charlottean plans to run a marathon on every continent in the world

For most of us, the idea of running is an enigma. We like the way we feel after the run is over. But the anticipation is stressful, and the run itself is hard....

A name change isn’t what the Charlotte Marathon needs

When I heard that organizers were changing the name of our city’s premier race from Thunder Road to the Charlotte Marathon, I kind of scratched my head....

Ultra Running is hitting its stride: New South End store and trail running group are coming soon

Conventional wisdom says when you open a running store, you should also establish a running group. After all, it provides nearly guaranteed clients for...

Meet the mountain goat runners of Charlotte

Somewhere around crossing the Eastern Continental Divide in the dead of night, I started to question what the heck I was doing. It was the middle of my second...

Upcoming area distance races you don’t want to miss

Cover photo by Gunnar Geir Petursson. Summer is over and it’s time to plan your fall. There’s a lot of hullaballoo in the first part of the year during the...

What I’ve learned while training for my first half marathon

Every year for my birthday, I like to end one year and welcome the next with either a trip or some sort of challenge to celebrate. This year, I’ve decided to...

Rock & Read 5K: Run for your library

The 6th Annual Rock & Read 5K is set for September 19, 2015 in Plaza Midwood. What is the R&R5K, you ask? It’s a small community race full of...

The 5 best roads to run on in Charlotte (and a few of the worst)

I hate running in parks. Latta Park is two feet long, the greenway is packed with slow walking couples and Freedom Park is basically an obstacle course made of...

Are you up for a challenge, Charlotte? 7 Day Running Streak Challenge

Want to show some solidarity (and maybe lose a few pounds)? Wednesday, June 3rd was National Running Day. Our team at Active Charlotte Alliance is feeling...