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Charlotte Running Company and OS1st collaborate on donation program to support local organizations

Charlotte Running Company and OS1st collaborate on donation program to support local organizations

Five percent of sales between the companies will benefit local running-related charities

CHARLOTTE, NC (November 30, 2022) – Local running community staple and 2021 Best Running Store, Charlotte Running Company, announced today a charitable partnership with Hickory-based performance sock and compression bracing brand, OS1st®. The partnership is centered on giving back and as such, five percent of sales between the companies will be donated to local charities quarterly, benefitting the Charlotte area running community.

“Community is so important to us, and this partnership with OS1st® adds to the list of things we do to support local causes that are near and dear to our hearts,” founder of Charlotte Running Company, Scott Dvorak said.

With the goal of supporting hundreds of sports and wellness-based charities in the Charlotte area, the benefiting organization will shift on a quarterly basis. The to Let me Run, an organization aimed at “reducing the challenges associated with a lack of emotional expression in pre-teen and teenage boys, which can lead to stress, sickness, disease, addiction, and violence.” 

Subsequent donations have been made to RunningWorks, which empowers the homeless, severely impoverished and marginalized with housing, transportation, employment, mental health and recovery services. Updates on charity selections and quarterly donations will be made on social media platforms.

 “As a brand, we believe independent running stores, like Charlotte Running Company, are a key part of the healthy communities in which we serve because of how they take care of their customers with a personal shoe-fit experience and expert gear recommendations you can’t get anywhere else,” President of OS1st®, Josh Higgins, said. “As a Charlotte-area neighbor, we think the world of our friends at Charlotte Running Company, and through our five percent program, we get to double down on the support for our shared community.”


About Charlotte Running Company  

Owned by a group of running-minded friends and business partners, Charlotte Running Company became the “sole of Charlotte Running” the summer of 2000 when the first location in the historical Leeper-Wyatt Grocery store building in the South End District opened its doors. Now, Charlotte Running Company operates locations in Dilworth, South Charlotte, Lake Norman, and Riverwalk. In 2021, Charlotte Running Company was named the Store of the Year at The Running Event, recognizing it as a leader in independent running retail. Charlotte Running Company offers a superior fit experience driven by personal connection, top-notch foot scanning technology and expert analysis. To learn more visit www.charlotterunning.com.

About OS1st®

OS1st® performance socks and compression bracing empower active lifestyles by targeting and preventing pain from a variety of conditions including overuse injuries. Made with high-quality materials and Compression Zone® Technology, our products were designed together with podiatrists, athletes, and real people to target Plantar Fasciitis, bunions, knee injury and more. The science behind every OS1st® product is what makes it the number one compression bracing product in United States specialty retail. To learn more visit www.os1st.com.