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Roots Rock Run 5K-Newark-Cancelled

Sat June 9, 2018 Newark, NJ 07114 US Directions



9:30AM EDT

1 Mile Walk

9:30AM EDT


Weequahic Park Track
1 Thomas Carmichael Dr
Newark, NJ US 07114


Race Purpose: #R3: Roots, Rock, Run 5K community walk/run and 1-mile walk is GrassROOTS Community Foundation's public health initiative that benefits the SuperGirls Society and our leadership camp for black girls: SuperCamp.

Led by Olympic runner Miki Barber and by the Director of Bloomfield Track and Field Programs, Coach Lisa Morgan. 

Location: Weequahic Park Track, 1 Thomas Carmichael Dr., Newark, NJ

Entry: Preregistration @

Preregistration FREE for all Essex County youth 18 and under.

First 25 registration is free(No T-Shirt), use coupon code "R3Newark25" (if it doesn't work, then the first 25 have been used up!).

Registration will then be $15 until May 1st, $20 until May 20th and $25 until June 8th.

Registration will be $30 on race day, 6/9/18

If you registered for free, you can purchase a t-shirt race day for $20.  

Amenities: T-shirts for all paid registrants; water and refreshments, prizes too.

Race Results: Race will be professionally timed by DQ Events.; Results will be found at

Questions: Contact: David Coughlin,, 215-917-5025

Partnering Agencies: Rutgers University, Black Men Run, Newark Beth Israel Hospital and Speedway Academies.

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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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