Board of Directors
Founder and CEO
Finding strength in her own story of addiction & trauma, athlete Meredith Dolhare founded RunningWorks.org in 2012, a values-led, mentorship-driven non-profit focusing on whole-person health for the homeless, abandoned & marginalized men, women, and children they serve. RunningWorks targets the medical and non-medical social determinants to health in poverty: housing, transportation, food security, toxic stress and employment. In addition, Meredith has raised significant funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Women's Sports Foundation, and Foundation for Tomorrow - while sitting on the boards of the Urban Ministry Center, Care Ring, and currently, the Charlotte Rescue Mission.
In 2013, Meredith became the 6th female to complete the Death Valley Cup: Badwater 135-mild Ultramarathon & Furnace Creek Bicycle Race in the same calendar year - and the only person to compile those races in conjunction with the Brazil 135 and Rouge-Orleans 126.2 Ultramarathon back-to-back. After beginning endurance sports in 2008 with Ironman triathlon, Meredith has completed dozens of Iron-distance & multisport races, ultramarathons & Ultraman from Boston to Kona. She played #1 singles & doubles Div. I college tennis at 8th nationally ranked Vanderbilt University where she graduated with honors.