The fourth annual Rock the Block will be held at the
"It's a community event more than anything," she said.
The event will kick off at
Mazzei-Schmidt said last year's race drew 220 participants. She said it's hard to predict how many people will take part in the race every year due to the rush of morning registers.
"We have a lot of people at the last minute," Mazzei-Schmidt said.
The race will begin at the art center parking lot and progress through the borough's downtown to The Island. Mazzei-Schmidt said the runners will get the opportunity to watch the paddlers participating in the Schuylkill River Sojourn embark on their journey. The 16th annual trek to
Special medals will be awarded by age group, which will be divided by gender.
The second part of Rock the Block is a open house for artists on the center's third floor. Admission is free. Mazzei-Schmidt said Rock the Block is an expanded version of the monthly open house, which is held on the first Saturday.
"What we do is to make sure people know we are here," Mazzei-Schmidt said.
Mazzei-Schmidt said the open house was moved inside the art center this year after hot temperatures affected last year's event. The move also prevents any threat of rain.
"If it rains, Rock the Block is indoors so it won't be a problem," she said.
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