We’re proud that AvidXchange™ served as the title sponsor of the AvidXchange Music Factory 5K Rock ‘N Run on Saturday, August 13. The AvidXchange Music Factory hosted the seventh annual race to promote community health and businesses in the North Corridor of Charlotte. Proceeds from the race will support Community Dream Builders, a Charlotte-based nonprofit with a mission to empower communities through access to opportunities to thrive.

The 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 criminal activity. 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”.

Seven years later, the Rock ‘N Run has become well known as a premier race enjoyed by seasoned or novice runners and enthusiasts alike. This family-friendly event will feature live music, vendors and raffle giveaways, in addition to information on healthy living. The 5K run and walk began at 8 a.m. at 1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd. A kids’ fun run and awards ceremony followed the race.

Community Dream Builders also held a pre-race Rock ‘N Run Health & Wellness expo on July 28 to encourage healthy eating and living habits. Information about the expo and race is available at www.ncrockandrun.com.

Have an #AvidXperience at the AvidXchange Music Factory

One of the quintessential entertainment districts in the Southeast, the AvidXchange Music Factory is Charlotte’s home for nightlife and entertainment. Home to venues like the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, The Fillmore, The Comedy Zone, and VBGB. The Music Factory, along with its businesses and venues, asked individuals to capture and document their experiences while at the entertainment complex with photos and posts to social media channels with the hashtag #AvidXperience.

What is an #AvidXperience you ask? Well, it’s all about living a life full of enthusiasm. Whethere you’re playing, eating, drinking, listening, partying, or laughing at the Music Factory, you’re doing it with gusto! This summer there will be dozens of opportunities – from concerts to road races to food truck rallies – for Charlotteans to have an #AvidXperience.