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 four Charlotte, NC Run For Your Life stores!

fun little events & news


Saucony Demo Day @ RFYL – University

Join us Saturday, April 12th at Run For Your Life University to test run Saucony’s Ride, Guide or Mirage shoes.  Feel free to take any or all of these models for a 1-3 mile test run behind the store.  Meet the rep between 10 – 2pm! 


guide 7Saucony’s Guide 7 and Ride 6



Asics Demo Day At RFYL University!

Join us Saturday, April 5th at Run For Your Life’s University location for Asics Demo Day.  Run For Your Life has in-stock the new Asics Gel-Nimbus 16 and Gel-Cumulus 16.


Meet the Asics rep and test run the new Gel-Cumulus 16 and receive a free gift.  Make an Asics shoe purchase and receive another free gift!  We like to call it the ‘Sweet 16′!











Elite ASICS Distance Runner Diego Estrada puts the all-new ASICS GEL-Nimbus 16 running shoe to the test, and discusses why he chooses it for his run-training. And thanks to new Fluid features – a FluidFit upper and FluidRide midsole – the supreme cushion and comfort that the GEL-Nimbus is known for has gotten even better, making every step a luxurious running experience for the neutral runner and underpronator. 


Cancelled: Charlotte’s Largest Office Party & Happy Hour 5K Presented By Buffalo Wild Wings


Event Cancellation Notice

We are sad to announce that due to weather we will be cancelling Charlotte’s Largest Office Party & Happy Hour 5K presented by Buffalo Wild Wings.  HOWEVER – it won’t be a complete loss and here is why! 


We know what you are wondering “what about my entry fee?”  Rather than issue refunds WE WILL BE ISSUING ALL REGISTERED RUNNERS A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to Run For Your Life.  Here’s how it works:

  • Your bib will serve as the gift certificate (see below section on Bib Pick-Up)
  • Bring your bib in to Run For Your Life and you will receive $25 discount at checkout
  • Gift Certificate will be valid starting this Saturday (March 29) through Sunday, May 4
  • Gift Certificate can go towards full priced items or sale items
  • There is no cash value and all $25 must be redeemed in a single transaction
  • Redeemable at 3 locations: Dilworth, Piper Glen, South Park
The weather may keep us from running – but not from partying!  We will still be hosting a Happy Hour party at Buffalo Wild Wings from 5pm – 7pm.  All registered runners that come by will get
  • Complimentary Appetizer (thank you BWW)
  • Complimentary Beer or Soda - ID REQUIRED
    (first one only though) courtesy of Run For Your Life
  • Your race shirt and bib will be available for pick-up (because you want your $25 to RFYL don’t you!)

If you have already picked up your shirt and bib – great!  This paragraph doesn’t apply to you! But if you didn’t, you have some options:

TODAY: You can pick up your bib and shirt today at the store that you selected, just as you normally would have, during the regular packet pick-up hours:

  • Dilworth until 7pm
  • Piper Glen until 6pm
  • South Park until 6pm
  • University until 7:30pm
  • Buffalo Wild Wings until 6pm 


TOMORROW: You can get your shirt and bib at Buffalo Wild Wings starting at11am – 7PM (but note, there will be NO PARTY until 5pm). Complimentary appetizers and beer will only be offered from 5pm – 7pm. 

NEXT WEEK: If you can’t make it today or tomorrow, no worries.  All unclaimed bibs and shirts will be available for you to pick up next week at the Dilworth Run For Your Life (2422 Park Road).  So come by during our store hours Monday -Saturday.


Everyone who registered for this event will automatically receive 1000 points for the Grand Prix Series.   


You can call us (704) 358-0717 or respond to this e-mail.

2014 Office Party event team!


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Upcoming Race Events

April 26, 2014

19th Annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline 5k

CPCC Main Campus

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May 09, 2014

Right Moves for Youth Twilight 5k

Uptown Charlotte

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May 27, 2014

RFYL Summer Track Series *First Heats*

Myers Park High School Track

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June 03, 2014

RFYL Summer Track Series *Second Heats*

Myers Park High School Track

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June 10, 2014

RFYL Summer Track Series *Third Heats*

Myers Park High School Track

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