Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the United Way of Tuscarawas County's 10th-annual Rock-n-Run on Saturday, Sept. 1. (Submitted photo)

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The United Way of Tuscarawas County is inviting area runners and walkers to participate in its 10th annual Rock-N-Run on Saturday, September 1

Susan Reidenbach is the community resources coordinator for the local United Way. She says this year's Rock-N-Run will feature the addition of a 10K race to commemorate the event's 10th anniversary. There will also be an earlier start time to accommodate for the additional race.

“With adding a 10K, we have moved to a morning race to avoid the evening summer heat,” Reidenbach explains.

This year's races will begin at 9 a.m. at the DoverPhila Federal Credit Union at 119 Fillmore Avenue in Dover. The race course follows a flat path along the city streets and ends back at the credit union. 

Participants are invited to stick around after crossing the finish line for a post-race celebration and awards ceremony featuring live musical entertainment and pastries from Dough Co.

Second Sole gift certificates will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers overall and local gift certificates to the top three male and female finishers in each age group. 

Reidenbach says the event is held each year as a fun and healthy way to raise awareness for the local United Way and funds for its partner agencies.

Same-day registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Advanced registration is available online at Forms can also be downloaded and mailed to: United Way, PO Box 525, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.  

Sponsors for the event, in addition to DoverPhila Federal Credit Union, include: Gold - Aultcare, Black McCuskey Law Firm, Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, The Commercial & Savings Bank, Park Village Health Care, Troyer & Associates, Inc., Wendy’s and WJER; Silver - Bloom’s Printing & Design, First Federal Community Bank, Investment Partners LTD, Metal Masters, Inc., R & J Cylinder and Machine, Inc., Ron Greenland-Edward Jones Investments, Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes and Crematory, Tuscarawas Insurance Agency, and Valley View Animal Hospital; Bronze - Dough Co., Dover ChiroCare, Nathan C. Springer DDD MS LLC, Dover Chemical Corp., Miller & Miller Insurance Services, Park Street Pizza, Second Sole, Staley Technologies Inc., The Barnett Realtors, and Trinity Hospital Twin City.

For additional information contact the United Way office at 330-343-7772 or visit the United Way website at  

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