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Live Music
Food Trucks 

Having our event on a cool December afternoon means we are serving up something fresh, scratch made, hearty, and delicious. We are thrilled to have two of the top food trucks in North Carolina serving up local goodness for everyone!

The Wandering Moose truck is the #4 rated Raleigh truck according to Yelp reviews.  The "Moose" will be serving slow cooked meats, scratch-made sauces, hot soups and fresh sides.  Don't take our word for it.  Check out pictures of their food online and read their reviews.

New in 2021, we are very excited to announce the Cousin's Maine Lobster will be on site serving up fresh lobster rolls for runners to enjoy.  This nationally recognized food truck always draws a crowd!

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.

Matty Begs has been our post race entertainment every year of our race donating their talents to our MS fundraising efforts! We hope you enjoy their music as much as we do.  Be sure to check them out online at

But we don't stop there!  In addition to our two food trucks, you will also be able to visit the Tap @ 1918, Tipsy Tomato, and The Prime Smoke House on property.

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 seven breweries currently brewing on campus including Koi Pond, HopFly Brewing, 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), Boondocks Brewing (West Jefferson), Deep River Brewing (Clayton), Bearded Bee (Wendell), Big Boss (Raleigh), Ponysauraus (Durham), Bond Brothers (Cary), Double Barley (Smithfield), Lonerider (Raleigh), Pitt Street (Greenville), Tobacco Wood (Oxford/Durham), Oak City (Knightdale), and Uptown (Greenville) joining us as well.  All breweries are North Carolina favorites offering some of the best beers you fill find anywhere in the state!