Roots Rock Run 5K-Newark

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Oct 1, 2016


Newark, NJ


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1 Mile Walk

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About This Activity

Race Purpose: 5K community walk/run and 1-mile walk to support GrassROOTS Community Foundation wellnesss programs in Essex County and the City of Newark.

Led by Mayor Ras J. Baraka,  Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of the Roots and Dupre “DoItAll”  Kelly of 211 Community Impact and Lords of the Underground

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

Entry: Pre-registration at Cost $20.

Pre-registration FREE for all Essex County youth 18 and under.

Registration will be $20 on race day, October 1

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, click on Events and ‘Results.’

Winner earns two tickets The Roots Picnic in Bryant Park starring The Roots, D’Angelo, John Mayer, Wu-Tang and more. For more details: newyork/

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

Partnering Agencies: City of Newark, 211 Community Impact, Skai Blue Media, GirlTrek, Black Girl Run

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