The name Runaway City comes from the accounts of ancient Israel. When someone committed a serious crime such as murder, that person had to runaway to one of the six cities of refuge in order to escape the vengeance of the victim's family. In this city of refuge, he could seek safe haven until he was given a fair trial. The band explains, 'By calling ourselves Runaway City, we want people to see hope. We want to be an escape for people from whatever they may be going through, even if it is for just a 3 minute song.'