What we're about

•Welcome to the largest running club in the Charlotte area!

Come join us for one of our group runs, because it's a lot easier to run when running with others! We have runners of all levels and experience, from ultra-marathoners to those just starting out and trying to make it past those first couple of miles...we've all been there!

With over 13 weekly runs we strive to have a time and place that works with your schedule and training level. Be sure to bring your sense of adventure and humor too, because although we do like to run a lot, we also like to make running fun! Check out our photos (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/phot... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/photos/)) to see some of our crazy theme/costume runs and social activities that we are (in)famous for!

Currently we run:

Mondays:

“The Monday Run” (4.44 miles) All paces. Meets weekly at 6:30pm at Charlotte Running Company, 1412 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC. Come tackle the rolling hills through Dilworth/Freedom Park area. Social meetup after. For more information see our calendar ( http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/ ) or contact the run organizers Lynwood Padgett or David Petroski.

Tuesdays:

"Bold Missy Brewery Run" ( 1.5, 3, and 5 mile run option) All paces. Meets weekly at 6:30pm at Bold Missy Brewery, 610 Anderson Street, Charlotte, NC. Come join us at the “far end” of NoDa for a great run and great beers and 50% off some delicious food afterward! For more information see our calendar ( http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/ ) or contact the run organizers Mark Kauffman or Jaime Frade.

“Ultra53@Eastover" (5 or 3 miles options) All paces. Meets weekly at 6:30pm at The Ultra Running Company, 1027 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC. Join us as we run the rolling hills in Eastover neighborhood (between Elizabeth & Myers Park) Social meetup after. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)) or contact the run organizers Jaime Frade or Tin Ha.

Riverman Brewery Run (Belmont) (5 or 3 miles options) All paces. Meets weekly at 6:30pm at Riverman Brewery,52 Ervin Street, Belmont, NC. Join us for a fun run, local crowd, and drinks afterwards. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)) or contact the run organizers Jim and Debra Dandro or Brett Menz.

Wenesdays:

"Resident Culture Run" (3 and 5 mile options) All paces. Meets weekly at Resident Culture Brewing, 2101 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC. Join us for a run through the heart of Plaza Midwood, one of Charlotte’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and stay after for plenty of great beer and post-run mingling. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)) or contact the run organizers Dylan Lowry or Leah Grace.

Thursdays: THE CHARLOTTE RUNNERS FLAGSHIP RUN or "I remember where it all began..."

“The Legendary Legion Run” (4.4 miles) All paces. Meets weekly, 6:30pm at The Legion Brewery, 1906 Commonwealth Ave Charlotte, NC. Runs the legendary runner's route through Plaza/Midwood, some flat, some hills, challenge hill at the end! Social meetup after. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)). or contact the organizers Bevin Jett or Shawn Stilphen.

Fridays:

"Coltranes Friday Night Run" (4.25 or 2.5 mile option) All paces. Meets weekly 6:30pm at The Peculiar Rabbit, 1212 Pecan Ave, Charlotte, NC. Runs through Plaza-Midwood neighborhood. Social meetup after. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)) or contact the run organizer Ryan Gonsalves.

Saturdays:

“The Urban Run” (10 miles) All paces. Meets weekly, 8:00am at Jack Beagles, 3213 North Davidson Street. Rolling hills through NODA and Uptown. Coffee/breakfast meetup after. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)) or contact the run organizer Clifton Miller.

“Southside Sub-Urban Run” (5 and 3.5 mile option) Sub 8:30 min. pace. Meets weekly at 8:00am at Panera, 14825 John J. Delaney Drive, Charlotte, NC.Rolling hills through Ballantyne neighborhood. Coffee/breakfast meetup after. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)) or contact the run organizer Rodolfo Sequeyro.

"Matthews Mojo Run" (Matthews) (5 miles) All paces. Meets weekly at 8:00am at the Temple Growler Shop, 195 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC. Come run in beautiful and burgeoning Matthews! We run from downtown onto the Greenway and then enjoy coffee (or beer!) and breakfast after. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)) or contact the run organizer Bethany Salisbury.

Sundays:

“The Sunday Long Run (SLR)” (12 miles, but options from 2-20 miles.) All paces. Meets weekly at 7:30am (summer schedule at 7:00am) at Starbucks, 6432 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC. Out and back on McMullen Greenway so can choose your distance. Coffee/breakfast meetup after. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)) or contact the run organizer Peter Balletta.

"The Belmont BBQ Breakfast Run" (10 or 7 mile course.) All paces. NOTE: Meets BI-WEEKLY at 8:00am at Peace and Hominy Shack, 403 Catawba St, Belmont , NC. Coffee/breakfast meetup after.Sunday morning "long" run around the town of Belmont. For more information see our calendar (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/even... (http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/)) or contact the run organizer Brett Menz.

"The Flying Biscuit 3/6 Sunday Run" (3 and 6 mile course) All paces. Meets weekly at The Flying Biscuit, 4241 Park Rd (Park Road Shopping Center), Charlotte, NC. This run is through all neighborhood roads. Come join us for breakfast after at The Biscuit! For more information see our calendar ( http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/events/ ) or contact the run organizers Mark Kauffman or Jaime Frade.

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We usually meet at a nearby place for eats and drinks (or for coffee and breakfast on Saturdays) after each run! We also have lots of varied social outings and crazy theme runs just for the fun of it! Check out our schedule for locations and RSVP for a run or social gathering...we look forward to meeting you!

Be sure to RSVP so we know you are attending!

Note to beginners: While we do not have a specific "beginners" group, we were all beginners at one time or another! So this is why it's important to get started, whether you are 22 or 62. All paces are welcomed and we encouraged you to come run with us! The organizers of the runs have maps available so you will not get lost, and we wait for everyone at the end so nobody gets left behind. So come on out to a run, meet your fellow runners, run your pace that you are the most comfortable with, and then join us for an after-run social activity (you will notice most of our runs include this). : )

Upcoming events (5+)

"The Legiondary Run"

The Legion Brewery

The Legend is back...on Thursday Nights… at the The Legion Brewery. Yes, the legendary Plaza-Midwood running course we all know and love is now back at "The Legiondary Run," Thursday nights at Legion Brewing on Commonwealth Avenue! Come run the 4 + mile run legendary route made infamous by countless Charlotte Runners for over a decade – experience that fast first mile downhill… the endless Mecklenburg Ave. break point.... and nobody ever forgets Nassau Hill... on the climb to "The Top!" We met at 6:30pm in front of the brewery where directions are provided, after the run we gather at The Legion Brewery for fun times and great local craft beer by the brewery! Newcomers and winter penguins welcomed! *Don't let the RSVP list fool you, our runs average between 40-70 people depending on time of year; runners are just bad about RSVP'ing, lol. But please RSVP so we know to look for you! Also we run rain or shine. Location: The Legion Brewery, 1906 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte N.C in NoDa, smack across the street from The Diamond. Parking: Different areas, including beside/behind The Legion Brewery, on Commonwealth, neighboring streets, and various parking lots in the block area and across Pecan (note: some may require a fee). Gather Point: Meet in front of The Legion Brewing. The Course: The original Plaza-Midwood route, turn-by-turn-directions for the “Legendary Legion Run” is on the Charlotte Runners Meetup Files page: http://www.meetup.com/CharlotteRunners/files/here : Course map is on Map My Run: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/936181353 Post Run : Gather at the brewery for some of Charlotte's finest local craft beer!

Peculiar Underground Rabbit Friday Night Run

The Peculiar Rabbit

** Please NOTE: ** Due to the Coronavirus, this event/run is temporarily ON HOLD/CANCELLED until further notice. ** We hope you stay safe and healthy!! follow the Rabbit🐇...... WHAT: It's Friday, you need to run/exercise, but still want to go out and have a good time. Why not join us for a spirited 3 or 4.6 mile run, followed by drinks and libations. Once our running shoes have cooled off, we will stuff our faces on-site or at a nearby restaurant of choice. Bring headlamps and running gear for safety. Dogs must have visible leash at all times. PLACE: Peculiar Rabbit on Pecan Ave. PARKING: Parking along the street is available, however, just be mindful that some restaurants and places of business have reserved parking signs. Come early to find free parking along Commonwealth or Plaza. ROUTE MAP: Via map my run is below. We welcome all fitness levels. 3 Mile Route: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2380815160 4.6 Mile Route: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2380817248

The Urban Run (~10.2 miles)

Jack Beagles

WHAT: The Urban Run is a medium to long distance run primarily covering Uptown Charlotte and the bordering neighborhoods. The weekly route traverses Charlotte's urban landscape while weaving in portions of local race courses, like the Thunder Road Marathon. The UR is geared for those who want a Saturday morning quality run that ties in distance, hills and road surfaces. We are running this city, LACE UP AND JOIN US!!! PLACE: Jack Beagle's (NoDa - next to fire station) SOCIAL: After the run (~9:30), join us for a coffee/beer/bloody marys and a BIG breakfast at Jack Beagles. PARKING: Parking in NoDa is usually free and abundant. Look for parking spaces along Davidson, 36th street and the surrounding areas. COURSE: NoDa-Uptown Loop - The route starts in NoDa, dips into Plaza-Midwood then darts through the streets of uptown before heading back to NoDa. To view the course follow the link bellow on mapmyrun.com. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/151934375 TURN BY TURN: Start @ Jack Beagle's Right on 36th Street Right on The Plaza Left on The Plaza at Parkwood Right on Central Ave. Right on Pecan Ave. Right on Chestnut Ave. Left on Thomas Ave. Left on Kennon St. Left on Hawthorne Ln. Right on Central Ave. Left on Central at 10th Right on 7th St. Left on McDowell St. Right on E. Morehead St. Right on Tryon St. Right on Trade St. Left on N. Caldwell St. Left on Parkwood Ave. Left on Davidson Street Finish @ Jack Beagle's

Southside Sub-Urban Run (5Mi with a 5K option)

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We meet in front of the Panera Bread at Ballantyne Village - corner of Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The course is a scenic 5 mile (with 5K option) "Country Club" run thru the beautiful and hilly Ballantyne neighborhood. The first half of the course is on the east side of the neighborhood. We take the golf cart tunnel under Johnston Road for the 2nd half. Those wishing to stick with 5K can turn right on Johnston Rd and meet the group back at Panera for breakfast and fellowship. New comers always welcome! The route by turns: Cross Johnston Rd via John J. Delaney Dr. Rt on Ballantyne Commons Pkwy Rt on Ballantyne Forest Dr Rt on Ballantyne Country Club Dr Rt on Ballantyne Crossing Ave (tunnel under Johnston Rd or rt turn to return to start) Continue on Ballantyne Crossing Ave Lf on Jockeys Ridge Dr Rt on James Jack Ln Lf on Ballantyne Meadows Dr Rt on Ballantyne Commons Pkwy Rt on John J. Delaney Dr.

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Resident Culture Wednesday Night Run

Resident Culture Brewing

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