The ROCC Winston-Salem Rescue Mission 5K

Sat May 13, 2023 Clemmons, NC 27012 US Directions


$20 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration Opens February 1, 2023 at 1:00am EST

On Saturday, May 13, at exactly 8:00 AM, runners and walkers will "once again" travel 3.1 miles along the mostly flat, fast, and straight course of Lewisville-Clemmons Road. The ROCC (River Oaks Community Church) 5K has, year-over-year, been the perfect course for your first 5K or for setting a new personal record. Enjoy the unique race offerings of FREE childcare, FREE race photos, and a FREE kid's fun zone, as you help to ROCC the 2023 local ministry beneficiary, the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission!  

Along with the 12th Annual 5K, the ROCC Kid’s Fun Run will be held following that 5K, at approximately 9:00 AM. Announcements will be made and opportunities provided for runners to retrieve children from childcare or the fun zone, and assemble along the north side of the church lot, near the office entrance. Kid’s run through the back property and along the ROCC prayer trail, returning to the front of the church parking lot and making their way through the 5K finish line chute. The distance is approximately 1/4 - 1/2 mile. No registration is required. 5K awards and door prizes will begin at 9:15 AM.

1855 Lewisville Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC US 27012
Where to Register
  • Online at until 7:30 AM of Race Morning, Saturday, May 13.  
  • At River Oaks Community Church Front Office (1855 Lewisville-Clemmons Road) through Thursday, May 11. 
  • At River Oaks Community Church RESOURCE CENTER on Sunday mornings through May 7. 
  • At Packet Pickup ($35) on Friday, May 12 from 5-7pm at River Oaks Community Church.
  • Race Day registration ($35) between 6:30 - 7:30 am at River Oaks Community Church.

 * Race shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after Thursday, May 11.

Race Course

With one lane of traffic coned off for ROCC 5K runners and walkers, and with the always exhilarating loop around WFHS (track included), the ROCC 5K course is especially scenic on race morning. Enjoy the mostly flat, rolling ups and downs, of almost two miles of Lewisville-Clemmons Road. It's a once-annual opportunity for locals. 


Course Elevation Chart
  • Top 3 overall top male and female finishers: $150 - 1st / $100 - 2nd / $75 - 3rd (Cash Prizes)
  • Overall top male and female master, 40+: $50 (Gift Card)
  • Age division awards for male & female finishers from 9 and under through 70+
  • Course record award (Male - 15:51 Female - 17:41): Set a new record and receive $100 Gift Card.
Packet Pick-up

PACKET PICK-UP will be held at ROCC on the following days ONLY:

Friday, May 12, from 4:00 - 7:00pm  &  Saturday, May 13 (Race Day), from 6:45 - 7:30am

FRIDAY NIGHT PRE-RACE SPAGHETTI DINNER: On Friday, May 12, the ROCC Youth will be hosting the annual Youth Missions Spaghetti Dinner beginning at 5:00 PM in the gymnasium at River Oaks Community Church.  The cost of each is dinner is $5 at the door.  All dinner proceeds and donations will support the 2023 ROCC Youth summer mission trips.

Check out the "Know Before You Go!" video! 

Childcare Information

FREE CHILDCARE:  Free childcare will be provided on Race Day from 7:15am-9am for children infant through 5 years-old. Please indicate the ages of the children you plan to bring for childcare (ages infant through preschool).

If both parents are participating, only show the total number of children under one registration to avoid double counting. Childcare registration forms must be filled out during Packet Pickup on Friday night, May 12.


We LOVE our SPONSORS! You are vital to the success of the annual ROCC 5K, in support of the beneficiary and of all participants. And we would love to help support your business / organization with active promotions and visibility, while you support Winston Salem Rescue Mission and hundreds of runners and walkers.

Attached (available January 2023, see last year's sponsorship information currently attached) is a pdf document detailing sponsorship levels and more. Please let us / Rebecca Kearns ( know of your questions.

Note: In order to be printed on the official race event banner, we need to have your sponsorship commitment no later than April 31 - thank you.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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