Monthly Archives: September 2019

Chris Christakos | Novant Health



We run for our health, great fitness, and yes… for our life. Which is why we like to check in with our Novant Health physicians, who also help us stay healthy. Dr. Chris Christakos is a sport medicine doctor, and he joins us now for Running Around Charlotte with some tips for running fitness.


Shannon Houlihan | Para Guide Foundation



Running a marathon is a big enough challenge for most people, but now imagine you are running the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon with a visual impairment that doesn’t let you see the crowd, or bumps in the road, or other obstacles as clearly as the other runners. Para Guides exists for just that reason. Shannon Houlihan is a triathlete who wanted to help others, so she and another runner started the Para Guide Foundation to help visually impaired athletes.