Please Join us for the 14th annual Jack Roth Rock “N” Run/Walk

June 9th 2019 @ 9:00 AM, Bexley, OH

Welcome to the 14th annual Jack Roth 5K Rock'N'Run/Walk! We are pleased to announce this year's honorary race chair is co-anchor of NBC4 Today, Matt Barnes. A former sports anchor and reporter, his favorite part about working in television is being able to tell people's stories. Whether it is talking to someone making a difference in their community, a young person fighting against a terminal disease, or an athlete striving for a championship, everyone has a unique story to tell.


2018 was another fantastic record year in fundraising, bringing in over $110,000 for the Jack Roth Fund, bringing our 13 year total to more than $1,350,000. The Jack Roth Fund was created to promote the vital research and treatment necessary to combat lung cancer, through 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 for children with special needs. The race will take runners and walkers through central Bexley's beautiful neighborhoods, and include a fun-filled morning with:

  • Food, music, awards and prizes!
  • The Dave Gill Chevrolet complimentary food, fun and fitness marketplace featuring local food, health and wellness vendors.
  • Kids activities: face painting, balloon making, glitter tattoos, braid bar & bouncy house.
  • Max's Track Dash for Kids returns for 2019!
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The James 5k Race Series

  • The Jack Roth 5k is one of the three featured annual running events in the James 5K Race Series. The 5K course, designed and timed by Columbus Running Company, is open to participants of all ages. We had more than 600 runners and walkers participate in 2018, and we anticipate an even greater number this year. The Kid's Track Dash returns for 2019! For more information, visit: go.osu.edu/James5k


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Race location

326 S Cassingham Rd
Bexley, OH 43209

Run location

Race schedule

7:30 am Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am Marketplace Opens
9:00 am 5K Race Start
10:30 am For Kids: Max's Track Dash Begins
10:45 am Music, Raffle, and Awards Ceremony