Live.give.run. It’s a simple message about an activity, an attitude and a commitment. It involves a sport that does not require wheels, clubs, racquets, bats or balls. All it asks of you are the shoes on your feet and 30 minutes of your time. For the folks at Charm City Run, it’s a daily lifestyle and a long-term commitment. Charm City Run is a Running & Walking Specialty company based in the Baltimore, MD area committed to fitting every customer in the “right” shoe based on their specific needs. With four retail store locations around Maryland and a great online store, Charm City Run can help anyone, from the newly dedicated fitness walker to the career marathoner. If you are training for your next event or just looking for something comfortable to wear day-to-day, check out Charm City Run. And check out the testimonials from their many satisfied and dedicated customers. Charm City Run is committed to serving its community and protecting the environment, and they’ve crafted the image and culture of their business to achieve these goals. It’s a wonderful opportunity and an enormous responsibility, and sometimes it’s inefficient and very costly to do the right thing. Since opening, Charm City Run has given a 10% discount on footwear to anyone that brings in an old pair of shoes to donate to the homeless, refugees abroad and other third world countries. Charm City Run also supports its environmental and community commitment through 1% for the Planet. For every dollar you spend in Charm City Run, a penny goes to the environment, period. And all Charm City Run contributions will stay with local charities and non-profit organizations focused on environmental causes, including Carbonfund.org. Charm City Run also offers race management services through Charm City Event Management, a diversified event management and coordination company, comprised of individuals with varied business, education and sports backgrounds. The principals have experience in participating in, consulting and managing multi-sport events including road races, biathlons, triathlons, biking and swimming events. Charm City Run Event Management manages over 65 endurance events a year in the Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic Region and works with various non-profit organizations, corporations, municipalities and families in the planning process of these events. Through the events that Charm City Run owns, manages or directs, they donate over $425,000 to charitable causes annually. Charm City Run will “give back” more dollars as a percentage of sales than not only any other company in their industry, but more than any other company in Baltimore and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region. Check out the online events calendar to find a run near you! So get out there and run…or walk! And make sure that you’ve got the shoes you need from the running experts devoted to the sport, their community and the environment – Charm City Run, the sole of the city.