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Welcome to Rock 'N Run

2015 Rock 'N Run - August 8th!

runnerMission of Rock 'N Run

The Mission of the NC Music Factory 5K Rock 'N Run/Walk event is to promote community health awareness, develop awareness with area businesses, connect Charlotte-Mecklenburg to the "New North End", and create a social and economic impact in the North End corridor.

The History

The NC Music Factory 5K Rock 'N Run was founded from within a fragile community called Lockwood (comprised of Plymouth Avenue, Sylvania Avenue and Keswick Avenue). In the late 90's, the Lockwood community was on the edge of gentrification, overwhelmed by drugs and prostitution. The hope and determination of a few community members fueled their ability to believe in the model that "we could change, we could make a difference".

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Mission & Vision

Proceeds from 2015 NC Rock N' Run will benefit Community Dream Builders.

Community Dream builders

Community Dream Builders is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to empower communities through access to opportunities to thrive.  The vision is to create a model, unifying residents to support each other and achieve sustainable community growth.  A percentage of the proceeds will directly benefit the Leaving It Behind (LIB) program sponsored by Community Dream Builders.

Leaving It Behind

The mission of LIB is to build bridges for at-risk youth by providing constructive community enrichment experiences to foster inclusiveness in reaching lifelong goals.  For more information, please visit


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Support Classroom Central

Classroom Central

Classroom Central has joined the team to Collect School Supplies. If you bring supplies to the event (i.e. box of pencils or pens, notebook paper, pack of markers, 3-ring binders, composition notebooks etc.) you will receive a second entry ticket for the event raffle drawing with some awesome give-a-ways (Dinner for 8, Plasma Screen TV, and more.

Here’s our top 10 most needed items – feel free to pick 5 from the list:

Notebook/Filler Paper
Pocket Folders