Charlotte is a fast-growing city and the second largest banking center in the United States. If you’re in financial services…you’ll end up in Charlotte at some point. Charlotte is fairly spread out. This is our guide to the best places to go running in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are good running options right downtown, but a car will help you access a wonderful network of trails surrounding the city. A system of greenway trails is constantly growing and provides miles of options for recreation, transportation, and fitness. In addition to the Greenway trails, Charlotte running highlights include historic architecture and lovely residential neighborhoods, a well developed trail alongside the Trolley, and some terrific trail running opportunities. Charlotteans say “Beer is the perfect post-run recovery beverage”. Because of this, there are numerous brewery group runs almost every day of the week.
Public transport in Charlotte is mainly downtown and includes buses and a trolley (and the trolley running trail!). The Uptown Shuttle provides free transportation to the Convention Center and most hotels, but if you need to get about, a car is needed.