skip to Main Content

Roots, Rock, Run 5k returns

On May 30th, the morning of the Roots Picnic, we will host our annual R3 race. Roots, Rock, Run 5k training and race is GrassROOTS’ public health initiative aimed at bringing awareness of the importance of physical activity and living healthy lives.   In an effort to prepare for the race, we are hosting four “meet-ups”. Join us on Kelly Drive at 9:00am on April 11, April 18, May 2 and May 16.   Location: NEW THIS YEAR - Martin…

Read more

5th Annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k Race

GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s fifth annual R3: Roots, Rock Run 5k race was held on Saturday, June 3rd. Nearly 400 women, men, and children came out to the Anna L. Lingelbach School in Germantown to enjoy the interactive and fun morning of family wellness activities. The event provided something for everyone including free giveaways, music, and medals. The three top winners ran an average of 20.79 minutes. They each received race medals and the top two winners received tickets to the…

Read more

GrassROOTS Awarded Grant to Study How Participation in Physical Activity Reduces Youth Exposure to Violence

GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) acknowledges that violence is a public health issue that disproportionately impacts youth, particularly those who live in economically depressed communities, are overexposed to violence and its deleterious effects. Because of this unfortunate reality, GCF works with youth, families and community stakeholders to identify sources of violence so that we may reduce youth’s exposure to and engagement in these social ills. Guided by the cumulative research evidence on public health and youth development, we have designed a…

Read more

5th Annual Roots, Rock, Run Community 5K – Free Race Training Program

Come one, come all! Let's reclaim our health and our communities.   Join GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s public health initiative. Our free 10-week race training program begins Saturday, March 4 at 10am. Waterview Recreation Center 5826 McMahon St., Philadelphia, PA 19144.   Run with us as a part of our public health and social action program. Coach Dawn Roberts and our team of volunteers will lead us on a fun wellness journey.   No registration required. Walk. Run. Dance. Let's Move…

Read more

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…

Read more

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.…

Read more
Back To Top