Please Join Us for the 15th Annual VIRTUAL Jack Roth Rock’N’Run/Walk

June 13-19th, 2021

We hope you will join us for the 15th Annual VIRTUAL Jack Roth 5k Rock’N’Run/Walk! Last year, when we officially decided to postpone the race, it was our greatest hope that we would be able to return to an in-person event this summer. However, with the parameters for large scale events still uncertain we have made the difficult decision to utilize a virtual format for this year’s race.


If you have ever joined us for the Jack Roth 5k Rock’N’Run, then you undoubtedly know it is truly a community-centered multi-generational event. We recognize how special race morning is for all who participate and although the race will certainly look and feel different this year, we are hoping that by incorporating some of the most popular and familiar elements of the race, including our shirts and our rock’n’roll playlist, you will all feel like you are a part of this year’s festivities even though we can’t be together.


The Rock’N’Run was originally established in 2006 to honor Jack Roth and his courageous battle against cancer and to benefit the Jack Roth Fund, which is dedicated to Jack’s spirit, passion, and ideals. The Jack Roth Fund supports research and treatment for lung cancer at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) and the Jack Roth Camp Netaim-Ramah Noam, a program in Israel to benefit children with special needs. To date, the Rock‘N’Run has raised more than $1,490,000 in support of the Jack Roth Fund.


Sunday, June 13 will be the official kickoff to race week! You can run or walk your race wherever you are between June 13th and June 19th. All registrants can report their race results, as well as download the official Rock’N’Run playlist, by utilizing RaceJoy. Whether it is a walk or run through the beautiful streets of Bexley, a hike in one of your favorite spots or setting up a track dash in your driveway for your kids, enjoy the time outside at your own pace and in your own time and be sure to tag us at #jackrothtogether.

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The James 5k Race Series

  • The James 5K Race Series features three annual running events in central Ohio that will reach more than 4,000 participants, friends, and family members. Proceeds from these races benefit three different areas of cancer research, including lung, sarcoma, and head and neck cancers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). For more information, visit: go.osu.edu/James5k


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2021 Event Timeline

April
7
Registration Opens for the Virtual 5k & Max’s Track Dash
June
6
Last Day to Register to Receive Your Event Swag Via Mail
June
11
Last Day to Register for the Virtual 5k & Max’s Track Dash
June
11-12
In Person Event Swag Pick-up (details regarding time and location to come)
June
13
Official Virtual Race Kickoff
June
19
Last Day to Complete the Virtual 5k & Max’s Track Dash