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Roots Rock Run 5K-Newark

Sat September 30 2017
Location: Newark, NJ US 07114 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Walk Only
Event Time Price Details
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 support wellness programs for girls and women in Essex County and the City of Newark.

Led by Olympic runner Miki Barber, Director of Bloomfield Track and Field Programs, Coach Lisa Morgan, and Dupre “DoItAll” Kelly of 211 Community Impact and Lords of the Underground.

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, use coupon code "R3Newark25" (if it doesn't work, then the first 25 have been used up!).

Registration will then be $10 until July 9th, $15 until August 20th, $25 until Sept 29th.

Registration will be $30 on race day, 9/30/17

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 the Bryn Mawr Racing Co.; Results will be found at

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

Partnering Agencies: City of Newark, 211 Community Impact, Skai Blue Media, RWJBarnabas, and YMCA Newark. 

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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.