Roots Rock Run 5K

Sat June 3, 2023 Philadelphia, PA 19130 US RaceJoy Ready


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


Thank you so much for your interest in the Roots, Rock, Run 5K and the GrassROOTS Community Foundation . Your support is invaluable to us.

Your dedication to your physical health makes you an example for members of our community. Movement improves our health. 

This year the R3 5K  will be a hybrid activity - you have your choice of the live or in-person starting at 8:30 at Lloyd Hall in Philadelphia (near the Art Museum) or to participate in the virtual race - wherever you are.

On June 3rd between 8:30am and 12:00pm, we will collectively run 5K wherever we are.

Some of us will run with the GrassROOTS Team at Lloyd Hall and along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia, others can run outside in the virtual race wherever you are or on a treadmill, however you can do it!

Proceeds from your registration will go toward our efforts to #EndPeriodPoverty.

The top 3 winners will receive a special GrassROOTS tee.

** First place winner will win two tickets to the Roots Picnic.

For more about our work to #EndPeriodPoversity see:

Early Registration is $20.00 until March 31.
Registration is $25.00  April 1 to June 3.
Race-Day Registraion is $30.00

A t-shirt will be sent to the first 50 registrants (virtual or live races). 

To support your training for the race, please join GrassROOTS Roots Rock Run 5k on Strava.

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

Hashtags:  #rootsrockrun5K #investingirls #endperiodpoverty
Tag: @grassrootsfound

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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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