In 2012, Charles River Running opened its doors in Norwood Center. Owner Charlotte Walsh wanted her store to be a hub for area walkers and runners complete with the very best in shoes, apparel and accessories for both aspiring and competitive athletes. What she discovered along the way, is that her customers came to Charles River Running for more than just expert shoe fitting. They came for the community, connection and for the value of shopping where they live and work. Buying local is second nature for the customers of Charles River Running and Walsh does her best to give back to the community that keeps her doors open season after season.