It's really hard to find a good picture of Nick Loflin.
Full-time firefighter, business owner, husband and father of three young children, Nick Loflin keeps a busy schedule. “Owner of Running With Horses, LLC” is just one of the hats he wears. Running With Horses (RWH) creates unique events around the Triad that raise money for the non-profits that Loflin and his business team love. Each event aims to challenge participants to live by the Running With Horses Slogan: “Live Big. Do Good.”
Running With Horses’ Greensboro City Market is a recurring event that takes place on the third Thursday of every month, April through November. Loflin’s team organizes the theme, live music, local vendors, great food and cold drinks each month and leads the onsite execution of the event. Triad Local FIrst has partnered with Running with Horses to bring Greensboro City Market to our community for the past three years.
During the December holidays, Running With Horses coordinates The Running of the Balls. Participants complete a 5K in Sunset Hills while enjoying the largest neighborhood light display in the United States. The proceeds go to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.
In addition to supporting several non-profits, Running With Horses also promotes locally owned, independent businesses. Loflin sources from local suppliers whenever he can. He enjoys meeting people from the Triad community and finds doing business more meaningful when he sees firsthand the businesses that his resources can benefit. This commitment to supporting locally owned businesses has made Running With Horses an exemplary Triad Local First Member. And in fact, Triad Local First partners with the RWH team to plan, support, and execute Greensboro City Market. This partnership (along with DGI, The GSO Farmers Curb Market, The Railyard, and others) is now committed to ensuring that all of the vendors at each Greensboro City Market are locally owned, independent Triad businesses.
Keep track of some of Running With Horses Events through the Facebook pages of each event: