Walkers, runners take to the ROADS for 5K fund drive

Rockin’ Rogers is hosting many sporting events this year, including the second annual ROADS Family 5K Run/1K Walk.

This event will help raise scholarship money for Rogers High School graduates.

The event will be Thursday, June 21 at the Word of Peace Lutheran Church parking lot, 21705 129th Ave. N., Rogers.

The 5K run will start at 7 p.m. and the 1K walk will start at 7:15 p.m. — both from the Word of Peace parking lot.

The ROADS Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money for students in Rogers, Otsego, Albertville, Dayton and St. Michael who attend schools in the Elk River school district south of the Mississippi River.  Since 2003 the organization has given almost $100,000 in scholarships to Rogers High School graduating seniors and over $45,000 in grants to local schools for various programs and projects.

Pre-registration fees for adults are $25, $15 for students and $45 for families. Same-day race registration begins at 6 p.m. and is an additional $5.

The race registration website is:  http://a3.acteva.com/order booking/go/ROADS5K.

Registration has closed for some Rockin’ Rogers sporting events, but people are encouraged to come out and show their support.

The Rockin’ Rogers Days Tennis Tournament is Friday – Sunday, June 22 – 24. Mixed doubles is Friday 3 p.m. to dusk; men’s and women’s singles Saturday 8 a.m. to dusk; men’s and women’s doubles Sunday 9 a.m. to dusk. Registration is closed.

The first-ever Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association 3-on-3 tournament is Saturday, June 23, at the Rogers Park ’n’ Ride by the Rogers Muni, featuring youth and adult divisions. Registration is closed.

The Rogers Royals Face-Off Booster Club is hosting a 3-on-3 hockey tournament Thursday – Sunday, June 21 – 24, at the Rogers Athletic Center featuring Advanced Mites/Squires or Pewees/Bantams, and adults open to high school boys or girls and adult men or women. Registration is closed.

The Rockin’ Rogers Softball Tourney is Friday – Sunday, June 22 – 24, featuring 23 men’s teams and four co-rec teams. Registration is closed.