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PorchRokr 5K

Sat August 17, 2024 Akron, OH 44303 US Directions

Events

Adult Run/Walk

$30 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
490 spots left. Price increases after July 12, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Student Run/Walk

$20 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
490 spots left. Price increases after July 12, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

867 W Market St
Akron, OH US 44303

Description

Highland Square's annual PorchRokr Music and Art Festival transforms the verandas of one of Akron's most historic and eclectic neighborhoods into one-day art studios and concert venues. Thousands of locals and out-of-towners rock out to some 130 diverse musicians and artists, using both area residences and business establishments as their personal stage. The festival rotates each year among four sections of Highland Square to encourage spontaneous interaction among all its neighbors. PorchRokr is Saturday, August 19th, 2023.  

The PorchRokr 5K starts the day off in style!

The event is a fundraising race that benefits Miller South School for the Performing Arts. See below for more details!!!

Our Cause

The proceeds from our race go straight to the Miller South Instrumental Music Department!

Miller South is a public middle school in Akron, OH that offers programs for students in visual art, dance, theatre, and music. Starting in 4th grade, students are given the opportunity to start pursuing a future in the art pathway of their choosing in addition to the required core curriculum. The instrumental department, in particular, receives very little funding on a yearly basis. They rely on their own fund raising and donations from evening performances to cover the costs of their needs throughout the year. These needs include purchasing sheet music, providing instruments for students, instrument repairs, and many other things!

We LOVE Miller South and the amazing opportunities they offer for young musicians in the Akron area. In fact, there are even several bands playing at PorchRokr that are comprised primarily of Miller South alumni! SO COOL! We want to help Miller South keep thriving and we want to keep the Highland Square porches rockin' for years to come!

Can't make it? Consider donating directly to Miller South by using the donate option above! Every bit counts!! Thank you!!!

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Previous Years Results

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2022 / 2021 / 2019 / 2018

Course Map

The course wraps around the neighborhood in Highland Square (Akron OH).

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