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2016 Roots Rock Run 5K-Newark

October 1, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

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 Free until 9/22. Free for all Essex County youth 18 and under.


FREE! from 9/23-9/30


$20 on race day, October 1


(Use coupon code ‘rootsrock50newark’), please note you will NOT get a t-shirt when you use this promotion.  You can purchase a t-shirt race day for $20.


Amenities: T-shirts for all 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:


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


Register Now


October 1, 2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
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David Coughlin


Weequahic Park Track
1 Thomas Carmichael Dr
Newark, NJ 07114 United States
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