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.