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Active Charlotte Alliance 

  • WHO WE ARE:  An alliance of over 100 individuals and organizations in the fitness, healthcare, corporation wellness, government, educational centers, and non profits industries.
  • PURPOSE:  “We believe that a community-focused approach for a healthy, more active Charlotte greatly increases the quality of life for all citizens and enhances our appeal as a great place to live, work, play and visit.”
  • MISSION:  “To advocate for an active, healthy, and connected Charlotte by assessing, elevating, hosting and maintaining community-based wellness, sports and fitness programs for all citizens”


  1. Build a network to educate and inform Charlotteans of all ages and abilities about opportunities to engage in a healthier, active lifestyle.
  2. Raise visibility of current programming and resources available for all sports, all ages, all abilities through our website, cross marketing partnerships, media and community engagement.
  3. Advocate for change, opportunity and hosting of events for all ages and abilities.

ACA Co-Founders:

Paula Broadwell

Mike Lenhart

Amy Peacock


  • Promote opportunities for local military members from the 108th Training Command, Navy Operations Support Center, Combat Logistics Battalion 451, NC Army and Air National Guard to participate in and support physical training events.
  • In Spring 2015 expand Coke/Parent Mag promo to all individuals.
  • In Fall 2015, support advocacy initiatives for accessible parks, greenways, safe bike paths and trails.
  • In Fall of 2015 promote the awareness and expansion of grassroots exercise groups like F3, FiA, 24 Hours of Booty, Girls on the Run, Let Me Run, Fit Kids, corporate support for employee health and programs for our disabled citizens.
  • Future: USA Tri Championships, Endeavor Games and Olympics.


  • Fitness and sports professionals
  • Amateur athletes
  • Youth
  • Aging population
  • Sedentary population
  • Disabled citizens and wounded warriors and Veterans
  • Under-served (indigent) population of all ages
  • World-class athletes as mentors, success stories (e.g., Olympians, pros)
  • Celebrity athletes among us (e.g., Jimmie Johnson, etc.)

Profile of Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is one of the fastest cities growing in the Southeast. We have four seasons of reasonable weather in which to enjoy the great outdoors and we are only two hours from the mountains and four hours from most beaches. We have an international airport, several professional and amateur sports teams, a sports-friendly city center with outdoor parks and bike lanes, and an amazing US National Whitewater Center that hosts many events for individuals and groups. In addition, we have recently adopted the Bike Share program and are expanding our greenways. Over 35 miles of greenway trails provide recreation, transportation, fitness, and economic benefits for Charlotteans to enjoy.

This is an exciting time to live in Charlotte. Our goal at the Active Charlotte Alliance is to join forces across the community to help our residents increase their fitness, health, happiness, and overall quality of life.

Through key partnerships in Charlotte and working in alignment with with our Governor and NC public health efforts, we will better help residents take advantage of the fitness, sport and health resources that are available no matter what age, ability, race or income. In addition, we will be advocates for hosting free and discounted events for Charlotteans including the disabled, military veterans, and seniors.