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Live Music
Food Trucks 

Following the race runners and guest will be entertained with live music from Matty Begs. Music will begin at 2:00 pm and continues until 5:00 pm.  All registered runners have free access to our post race celebration.  Guest can come for free, or become a supporter.  For only $25 you will receive an event shirt, a commemorative item, and a North Carolina craft beer. Must be 21 to get the beer!
ABOUT THE BAND:  With roots in Wilson & Rocky Mount NC, the band Matty Begs officially began in the Spring of 2012 and features Matty Russo (lead vocals/acoustic guitar).  From Virginia, down to South Carolina, and back to their home state of North Carolina, discover Matty Begs’ toe-tapping melodies at the best bars, colleges, and beaches the South has to offer.  If you groove to the beats of Jack Johnson, Sublime, G-Love, and  Dave Matthews and then combine  that with live jam elements ala  Phish and Widespread Panic, then you’ll love the funky beach jam sound of Matty Begs.

Having our event on a cool December afternoon means we are serving up something fresh, scratch made, hearty, and delicious. In 2022 we welcome three first time trucks to the Mill Chill.  A brewery favorite, Naked Empanada has been making fresh, handmade empanadas since 2015.  The Southern Connection Food Truck is a veteran owned truck serving up hearty regional southern specialties with an elevated twist.  And if you have a sweet tooth, the bright yellow truck of the Funnel Queens will be ready to serve your family!

In addition to food trucks the Rocky Mount Mills has great options to dine at on campus.  On race day consider checking out Books & Beans, Tipsy Tomato, or Tap @1918.

Craft Beer

All registered participants 21 and older may receive one can of craft beer from a North Carolina craft brewery.  Additional beers may be purchased at the Rocky Mount Mills and enjoyed responsibly after the race.


Rocky Mount has multiple breweries currently brewing on campus including Koi Pond, HopFly, Spaceway, and Tarboro Brewing. But the Mill Chill doesn't stop there!  We are also excited to have multiple guest brewers supporting our race.  Trophy Brewing (Raleigh), Komana Brewery (Cary), Deep River Brewing (Clayton), Bearded Bee (Wendell), Casita (Wilson), Clouds Brewing (Raleigh/Durham), Shortway (Newport),  Big Boss (Raleigh), Ponysauraus (Durham), Bond Brothers (Cary), Double Barley (Smithfield), Bull City Ciderworks (Durham), Pitt Street (Greenville/Washington), Tobacco Wood (Oxford/Durham), Craftboro (Carboro), Oak City (Knightdale), Mordecai Beverage Co (Raleigh), White Street (Wake Forest), Bright Penny (Mebane), Bombshell (Holly Springs), Fullsteam Brewery (Durham), and Raleigh Brewing joining us as well.  All breweries are North Carolina favorites offering some of the best beers you fill find anywhere in the state!


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