You know what we love more than running? Seeing YOU get the most out of your running! For real!  Hardcore competitors, newbies, fun runners, 5K to ultra: no matter how far or fast, Run For Your Life can put you in the right shoes, gear and clothing for your pursuits. Sure, size matters.  But that's just one of the factors that determine the best running shoe for your needs.  We'll walk (or run!) you through the whole process at any of our three Charlotte, NC Run For Your Life stores!

fun little events & news


Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Demo Day @ University!


Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Demo Day 

Where: University 

When: Saturday, October 18th | 10am – 1pm

What: Come out and meet Mizuno Tech Rep, Craig, and demo the New Mizuno Wave Rider 18 between 10 am – 1pm!  

Gift with Try-On and Gift with Purchase! 


Vote Run For Your Life!

endurance best 2014Let ‘em know that Run For Your Life is your favorite specialty running store! VOTE NOW in the 2014 Endurance Magazine Best of North Carolina poll! It takes just a second, and voting ends on October 15. 


Contact: Tim Rhodes – Run For Your Life – 704.358.0713
DC Lucchesi – 704.577.8459
October 8, 2014
Charlotte, NC – Angling for a new site that will suit its customers best, Run For Your Life, Charlotte’s oldest specialty running shop, will move from its SouthPark store. The SouthPark shop in Sharon Corners will close on Monday, October 13. Rhodes is negotiating now on new retail space, and hopes to make that announcement soon.
“SouthPark is, and will continue to be, a great area for retail,” said Tim Rhodes, owner and president of Run For Your Life. “We’ve got some opportunities in the marketplace right now that we want to take advantage of but can’t do so from this location.”
Rhodes said both the original Run For Your Life – Dilworth location and the Run For Your Life – Piper Glen store will be staffed and stocked to take on the additional customers coming from the SouthPark area. 
“We’ve made some great friends and customers in SouthPark,” added Rhodes, “we know they’ll feel just as welcome in our other stores!”
About Run For Your Life
Run For Your Life is Charlotte’s oldest running specialty shop, established in 1989.  A Charlotte magazine 2013 “Best of the Best” winner, one of Competitor Magazine’s “50 Best Running Stores in America ”(2011), and a perennial reader fave in Endurance Magazine’s “Best Of” awards, Run For Your Life has three Charlotte are locations: Dilworth, University, and Piper Glen.  For more information, visit or follow Run For Your Life at and at
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CONTACT: Tim Rhodes – Run For Your Life – 704-358-0713 or DC Lucchesi – 704-577-8459


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2014 series’

thunder road marathon

Race Day: Saturday, November 15, 2014!
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Upcoming Race Events

November 15, 2014

Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Uptown Charlotte

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November 27, 2014

University City Turkey Trot 5K

Highland Creek Elementary

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December 06, 2014

ACC Fan 5K

Charlotte, NC

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December 28, 2014

Belk Bowl 5K

Uptown Charlotte

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