Source: Charlotte Observer

C.J. Baucom is a nine-year-old from Harrisburg who runs with the Run Cabarrus cross country team. He decided that running could be a way for him to contribute to the coronavirus relief efforts, the Charlotte Observer reports.

“I thought my feet could make a difference,” he told the Charlotte Observer.

On April 18, he started “Running for Good: 100 Miles for a Cause,” which will benefit the Cooperative Christian Ministry. The group is based out of Cabarrus as well.

On a normal day C.J. runs 3.3 miles. He also plays competitive soccer and attends Bradford Preparatory School in Charlotte, the Charlotte Observer reports.

“Because COVID-19 has made a lot of people lose their jobs, they are needing more support than ever,” the nine-year-old told the Charlotte Observer. “And the Cooperative Christian Ministry is helping with food and housing.”

Run Cabarrus leaders have lauded him, saying, “Your Run Cabarrus teammates are super proud of you.” 

Cooperative Christian Ministry leaders are grateful for his support and shared this message: “Thank you for doing what you love and supporting us along the way! We appreciate you!”

Read the full story of C.J.’s Running for Good: 100 Miles for a Cause in the Charlotte Observer.