Charm City Run

Run Big, Shop Small

OWNERS: Josh & Kara Levinson


  • 2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093
    • (410) 561-3570
  • 1910 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401
    • (410) 224-9771
  • 1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230
    • (410) 645-8266
  • 126 South Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
    • (410) 838-3243
  • 7090 Deepage Dr., Columbia, MD 21045
    • (410) 531-6846
  • VITA - 516 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21212
    • (410) 435-8482

Charm City Run is a running and walking specialty company that we, Josh and Kara Levinson, first opened in 2002. Almost fifteen years (and three kids and hundreds of employees) later, our “shop” now consists of 5 retail locations in Maryland; Charm City Run Events, which manages, directs and times more than 90 sports endurance events each year; Charm City Run Training, which trains thousands of runners each year; and VITA, an all-women’s lifestyle casual clothing, footwear and accessory store.

“Our employees are our strongest asset for sure. People come into Charm City Run to get fit in the proper shoe and gear, but they are really here to get motivated, to get excited about running, and to be healthier. Our people do a really good job of listening to the customers' stories, giving great advice and getting them into a training program so they can reach a goal they didn’t think was possible.” - Josh Levinson

That is what we are from the outside, but from the inside we strive to be so much more.  We hope that you find inspiration at Charm City Run.  It may be as simple as wanting to run more in a new pair of kicks.  Maybe you will want to train with us for a 5K or a marathon.  We want to be the bridge from your intent to making it happen. We want to be part of some of your greatest accomplishments and a shoulder to lean on, on some not-so-good days.  Running can be an important friend and we can help you find that friend whether it be through helpful advice, the right pair of shoes, a great training program or the picture-perfect finish.

Half Marathon Training Run around the Inner Harbor“Charm City Run” art by local Baltimore Artist 36 LettersCharm City Run Kids XC Series, sponsored by SauconySaucony Track inside our Baltimore locationSaucony Spike WallWHOA Event


Brian, the shoe guy, cleaning up.Jeremy stretching out on the track in the Kinvara 7.Caroline & Georgine testing out the new Sonic Reflex Jacket.


  • NCR Trail: 20-mile Trail from Hunt Valley, MD, to the state line with multiple entrances
  • Loch Raven Reservoir: Corner of Morgan Mill Road and Loch Raven Drive in Towson
  • Inner Harbor Promenade: Start at Charm City Run McHenry Row, 1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore


  • Towson Hot Bagels - 1810 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093
  • Hightopps Backstage Grill - 2306 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
  • VITA - 516 E. Belvedere Square, Baltimore, MD 21212


  • Shadow Rep – Michael Knestout
  • Sales Rep – Mark Johnson


By: Michael Knestout, Saucony Shadow Rep