We are happy to welcome Erica Sara to the Suite Run Podcast! Erica is a runner, wife, mom of two and a jewelry designer! Eleven years ago, Erica started her company - Erica Sara Designs and now everyone from Olympians to every day runners wear her beautiful jewelry. In this conversation we chat about Erica's successful business and running and then during the second half of our chat, Erica shares her favorite places to run, dine out, race, hang out on the lake, grab a coffee and more in Charlotte, NC.

Enjoy our conversation!

Erica's recommendations for Charlotte, NC:


1.Birkdale Summit (beautiful location to run).

2. Huntersville greenway system is great for running.

3. Jetton Park (on Lake Norman - located on the peninsula).

4. Davidson - great main strip, great coffee, great track and also a cross country course. 


1. Kindred restaurant (Davidson area).

2. Hello Sailor (Buttermilk chicken salad is so good. Upscale restaurant on the water, family freindly) Lake Norman area.

3. Optimist Hall (Charlotte area).

4. Camp North End (lots of restaurants in this area, tons of murals in Charlotte area).

5. Midwood Smoke House (for BBQ).

6, Brooklyn South Pizza (Cornelius, NC).


1. The Davidson Inn (In Davidson)
2. Rent an Air BnB on the lake  (Davidson)


1. Huntersville Half
2. Charlotte Marathon (VERY hilly course)

Places of Interest

1. Lake Norman

Running Store

1.  Fleet Feet

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Where to find Erica Sara:

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