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Roots, Rock, Run 5K In Newark Results And Pics

Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark Results and Pics

“Let’s get together and feel alright” is the slogan for GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s 1st Roots, Rock, Run 5K in Newark, New Jersey, on October 1, 2016. Despite the inclement weather, the race had over 150 runners and walkers at Weequahic Park in the city’s South Ward.   The energy of the largely Black audience was electric.  Community members gathered to get their numbers, dance, and move outside. We started with an energetic warm up Zumba session with Lisa Charles of…

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Get Ready For Roots, Rock, Run 5K

Get Ready for Roots, Rock, Run 5K

Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation on Saturday, October 1st, 9am at Weequachic Park (Meeker Street entrance) for Roots, Rock, Run 5K community walk/run.   Roots, Rock, Run is an interactive, fun, neighborhood-based health promotion event that aims to reclaim impoverished neighborhood spaces for health. The event raises awareness of the importance of physical activity and healthier living, and raises funds to support programs and organizations that make healthier living a priority for impoverished women and girls. Hear from Mayor Ras J.…

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Roots, Rock, Run Fun Run

Roots, Rock, Run Fun Run

On Sunday, September 25th the GrassROOTS Community Foundation in collaboration with the Newark YMCA presents a Fun Run led by Lisa Morgan, Newark Hall of Famer, Team USA World Junior Championship Coach. Youth and their families across the city will meet at the Newark YMCA at 9am to run to Military Park and back. There will be prizes for youth, and as with all GrassROOTS programs we will have a dance contest.  It’s free and open to all.  No registration required.…

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Back-to-School Fun Run

Back-to-School Fun Run

On Sunday, September 18th the GrassROOTS Community Foundation in collaboration with the City of Newark presents Back-to-School Fun Run led by Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. Youth and their families across the city will meet at the foot of Newark City Hall 920 Broad Street at 9am to run to Military Park and back.
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2016 Roots, Rock, Run 5k

2016 Roots, Rock, Run 5k

Roots, Rock, Run 5k is a GrassROOTS Community Foundation community engagement activity. On June 4th, GrassROOTS in collaboration with our Chairman of the Board Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter of the The Roots and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will lead a community 5k walk/run.
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