Friday, November 2, 2012

Get up, get out, read a book

Forecasters are predicting a sunny weekend in Charlotte, with highs in the low 60s - pleasant weather in the Queen City for the third annual Rock & Read 5K Run & Festival.

Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the library, will host the event Nov. 3 at the Scaleybark Branch Library, located at 101 Scaleybark Rd. in Charlotte.

For those not up for a 5K, there will also be a 1-mile run/walk, and a kids dash featuring Chubby from the Charlotte Checkers. At every mile marker, there will be music to encourage participants.

The event will also include live music, food and drinks. All proceeds from the Rock & Read 5K benefit the books and materials budget for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

To learn more or to register for the race, visit and click on Rock & Read 5K.

Event Schedule
5:45 a.m. - Volunteer Check-In

6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Registration/Chip & T-shirt Pickup 

8 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk

8:15 a.m. - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

9 a.m. - Kids’ Dash 

9:30 a.m. - 5K Awards Presentation