4th Annual Rock & Read 5K
4th Annual Rock & Read 5K Run/Walk
Proceeds to benefit the books & materials budget of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
It’s time to Rock & Read with the Friends of the Library! We’re excited for the 4th annual race (in a new location in Plaza Midwood) that features music at every mile and a festival atmosphere as soon as you cross the finish line. Race is open to every fitness level! We’ll have something for everyone!
When: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Plaza Midwood Branch - NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR!
6:00 a.m. - Volunteer Check-In
6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Registration/Chip & T-Shirt Pickup*
8:00 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
8:15 a.m. - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
9:00 a.m. - Kids’ Dash
9:30 a.m. - 5K Awards Presentation (see awards (below) for information on cash prizes for top finishers!)
Information: On Saturday, September 14, 2013, the Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will host the fourth annual Rock & Read 5K Run/Walk to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system! We will also have a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and a Kids’ Dash! Once again you will enjoy music at every mile of the race and a festival atmosphere following the event in front of one of our finest library branches. After finishing the race, please join us for a wide array of entertainment including live music, food, and drinks. Please invite friends and family to support you during and after the race. With bands at every mile, a great cause to support, and activities for every age group, what are you waiting for? It’s time to Rock & Read!
Awards: $200.00 each will be awarded to the top male and female finishers overall. Overall second place male and female finishers will be awarded $50.00 and third place finishers will receive an exciting prize.
Why Rock & Read? All proceeds benefit the 2013 Friends effort to fundraise for book collections at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library. The Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is a non-profit organization established to champion the efforts of the Public Library System. Our mission is to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as a vocal advocate before elected officials, community leaders and citizens at large and to raise funds to help achieve a level of excellence.
For every $1 invested, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library returns $4.57 in direct benefits to the community. Tens of thousands of school children utilize library literacy programs and homework help each year. Over 6,500 Charlotte-Mecklenburg teachers rely on library resources for their classrooms. The library is the area’s largest provider of internet access and the only access for over 70% of the 1.28 million library computer users last year.
In addition to raising money to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, the Friends of the Library also want to team up with other organizations in the community to make this race a success. Our goal is to connect our community and demonstrate that we are all in this race together. Check out our race partners on the left sidebar of this page.