Rock and Read 5K 2012 {Giveaway}

Top of the morning to you!

Remember last year, when I ran the Rock and Read 5K ? And remember how I got to give away a free pass to run the race?

Well my friends who plan the race have offered to give me this wonderful gift again. Not only am I getting a free race pass but I get to pass along this fun prize to you as well.

I had a really great time at this race running with Jen who won the giveaway and I am excited to run it again this year.


From the event website:

When: Saturday, November 3, 2012

Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Scaleybark Branch 

Information: On Saturday, November 3, 2012, the Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will host the third 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 featuring Chubby of the Charlotte Checkers!  

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!

Why Rock & Read? All proceeds benefit the 2012 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.

Now, let’s get down to business! How do you win? 

Simply leave me a comment saying that you want to run this race.

Ready, set, go!

The giveaway will close Friday at noon and I’ll announce the winner later that day.

16 Responses to Rock and Read 5K 2012 {Giveaway}

  1. I WANT TO RUN! Josh & I committed to this one about 2 weeks ago; hence, our prep running. He, of course, will be finishing the race 15 minutes before me 🙂

    • I’d love to run it with you whether or not you win the giveaway. I’m thinking about arranging a breakfast for friends after the race if you and this Josh I’ve never met are game. Haha. Don’t compare yourselves to others. Running is a mind trip. It’s all about doing a little better than YOU did the day before. I have friends who run 7 minute miles but I can’t get hung up in comparison. Running makes me feel happy and free and if I’m the last person to finish a race, that doesn’t change. Find what you love about running and let that be what drives you.

      • Thanks! I’d love to have you run with me. Josh will be there for a bit but probably will go ahead after the first few blocks. You have met Josh; you just don’t remember. He was my best friend from grad school that you met when we all ate at Rusan’s ages ago. We both were dating other people at the time! I’d love to eat breakfast!
        Thanks also for the encouragement… I need to keep the goal in mind (to be in better health & to make a goal!) XO.

  2. Cindi

    I’d love to run this race! I’ve never done an “official” 5k, so this would be awesome!

  3. Eek, I’d love to run this race! I just backed out of a half-marathon because of health related reasons but a 5k is definitely doable [and would be half-way between my mother-in-law in SC who’s been begging us to make our way down that-a-way]!

  4. Hi Kelly!
    My wife (@chocolatebottle) is not a runner but I am, as I’m training for my first half marathon. We’d love to win the entry so that our daughter can run the 5k with me. She is only 8 years old and is learning to love running – & good eating thanks to my wife! Hope we get lucky…thanks and see you at the race!
    – Jim (40running)

    • Precious! I’m hoping that my future children love running as much as I do, especially since I was not athletic at all as a child. You’re setting a great example for your kids. Good luck with the giveaway and the race. I hope I get to meet you and your family after the race and I would love to arrange a brunch afterwards if you, your daughter, and wife can join us.

  5. Thanks for writing about our race Kelly. You are the best!

  6. Thank you for helping promote the Friend’s 5K race! I hope you’ll all come out & join us November 3. It’s gonna be F-U-N-N!

  7. Michelle

    I want to run this race! I’m moving out of Charlotte on November 5, and I can’t think of a better way to send myself off.

    • Michelle, I’m sorry! This giveaway has closed. However, if you end up running it, I am putting together a breakfast at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar after the race and we’d love for you to join us and turn our breakfast into a “nice to meet you and farewell” party. 🙂

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