Roots Rock Run 5K

Sat June 5, 2021 Philadelphia, PA 19130 US RaceJoy Ready
Virtual Running and Walking!
Run Anywhere!
Philadelphia, PA US 19130

Thank you so much for your interest in the Roots, Rock, Run 5K. 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. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, we cannot physically be together.  But we can move together because we are in this together.

In 2021 Roots, Rock, Run 5K is a virtual race.  And this year the Roots, Rock, Run 5K goes red.

On June 5th between 8:00am and 12:00pm, we will collectively run 5K wherever we are - outside as possible, 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.

Race Purpose: 5K community walk/run and 1 mile walk to support programming to #endperiodshame and #endperiodpoverty.

Entry: Pre-registration right here. First 25 are free (use Coupon Code "First25").  The first 25 paid get a t-shirt mailed to their home.  Registration is $25.00.

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

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

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

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.
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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.

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