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Roots Rock Run 5K

Sat June 1, 2024 Philadelphia, PA 19130 US RaceJoy Ready



8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

1 Mile Walk Live

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT


Virtual Racing (wherever you are) OR In-Person Racing at Lloyd Hall
1 Boathouse Row
Philadelphia, PA US 19130


Roots, Rock, Run 5K

In the USA, nearly 1 in 5 girls miss school during their period, and globally, 2 in 3 girls are also missing out on important learning opportunities.

Roots, Rock, Run 5K supports the GrassROOTS Community Foundation's global menstrual equity work, where we increase knowledge, provide menstrual supplies, and advocate for legislation to #endperiodpoverty. Your participation helps make this possible, with funds raised supporting this vital cause.

This year's R3 5K offers a hybrid experience, allowing participants from our Global Menstrual Equity Council in the US, Jamaica, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and beyond to choose between live or virtual races. 

Whether you join us in person at Lloyd Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or participate virtually from anywhere in the world, your contribution will make a difference.

On Saturday, June 1st, between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm, we will collectively run or walk a 5K wherever we are, uniting to combat period poverty. 

Proceeds from your registration will directly support our efforts to increase menstrual equity and #endperiodpoverty.

As a token of our appreciation, the top three winners will receive special GrassROOTS tees, and the first-place in-person winner will also receive two tickets to the Roots Picnic. 

Early registration is $20.00 until March 31st, with prices increasing thereafter. The first 50 registrants, whether for the live or virtual race, will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Join us on Strava to support your training and stay connected with the GrassROOTS community. For any inquiries, please contact David Coughlin at or 215-917-5025.  Please contact David if you have a group you would like to register in a single transaction. 

Let's unite under hashtags #rootsrockrun5K #investingirls #endperiodpoverty and tag @grassrootsfound to spread the word and make a difference together.

GrassROOTS Community Foundation

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Roots Rock Run 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

More Info

GrassROOTS Community Foundation is a public health and social action organization. We invest in our community members’ collective well-being so that they can use their healthy energy to transform themselves, their families and communities. We fund, support, develop and scale community health and wellness programs for women and girls, particularly those who are impoverished. We also advocate for policies and practices that reduce disparities and foster equity.

Sociologist Dr. Janice Johnson Dias and Grammy-award winning MC Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter of The Roots co-founded GrassROOTS.

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