Charlotte —  Event organizers, partners, and friends presented Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital with a check for $138,552.68 – the largest yet — pushing total donations toward the half million dollar mark.

“When we say we want to provide ‘community impact’ through this event, we mean a whole lot more than just a great weekend of running,” said Tim Rhodes, RunCharlotte President and Managing Partner of the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon. “The impact on the local economy is real, and so is the opportunity for us to create change through fundraising and direct donations to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.”

Along with direct donations from participants, partners, and the event, runners elected to fundraise through “Team Hemby” as they trained. E2M Fitness signed-on as a partner supporting a new “Meaningful Miles” program, highlighting the journey of Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital patients.

As the event’s title sponsor, Novant Health has provided remarkable on-site event medical care for 18 years.

“We are so grateful to the runners of the Charlotte Marathon who made their miles even more meaningful this year,” said Dr. Catherine Ohmstede, Novant Health Children’s Institute physician leader for the Greater Charlotte market. “No family wants to experience a hospital stay with their child, but for those who do, the money raised through the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon will have a direct and positive impact. These funds allow us to make Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital an even more comfortable setting for these brave children to receive remarkable care.”

Nearly 7,300 athletes took on the 19th iteration of the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon, half marathon, relay, rucking, and Chick-fil-A 5k; with 45 states and 13 countries represented across all events.

“This really sets the stage for 2024 and beyond,” added Rhodes. “This check represents the kind of impact we hope to continue to have on the community.”

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About RunCharlotte and the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon

RunCharlotte is Charlotte’s home for the resources, inspiration, and experiences to guide runners of all paces. Since 2005, the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon has capped the local road racing season. The event, its participants, and partners have contributed nearly $500,000 to support programs at Novant Health’s Hemby Children’s Hospital.

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