Rocky Run

Rocky Run

Beat the odds - at the 2019 NCAC Conference in Philadelphia!

Rocky is full of lessons about grit and persistence. The movie tells the story of an ordinary, underestimated “bum” reaching deep down and discovering the champion within. The first movie ends with Rocky losing by a judges’ decision. But Rocky wins a more personal victory by “going the distance,” making it through 15 rounds against the champ as no previous challenger had.

Are you an underdog? Did you ever feel like your academy would never get off the ground? Do you have a student who, despite the odds, kept going? NCAC invites you to celebrate your “underdog” by running up the iconic Rocky steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13th, 6:00 am.

WHERE: Gather in the lobby of the Loews at 6:00 am or meet at the Art Museum steps at 7:00 am.

WHY: Celebrate a victory. Plus, it’s the thing to do when you’re in Philly!


“You, me or nobody is gonna’ hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya’ hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

---Rocky Balboa