FamiliesROC 2018

Important Registration Information!

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About the Event

Join us for the 13th annual Families Run for Ovarian Cancer ROC Star 5k and 1-Mile run/ walk! The ROC Star event was started in 2006 by the Jorgensen family as their wife and mother, Brenda, fought her own battle with ovarian cancer. Sadly, she lost that battle in 2011 but the event continues to honor her spirit and to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and ongoing awareness programs. 

Participants can register for a timed 5k run/ walk or a 1-mile fun run/ walk or even "ROC It from Home" if they cannot make the event. Event registration includes a t-shirt for all participants as well as snacks and beverages. The event is family-friendly and will include live entertainment, the Bubble Bus, food trucks, a photo booth and much more - don't miss out, sign up now!

1-Mile Registration: $35
5K Registration: $40

Packet Pick-up Info

Packet pick-up will be available the Friday and Saturday before the race at Big River Running Company's West County location. You are able to pick up multiple packets, you will need the first and last name of anyone you will pick up a packet for. You may also register additional participants at packet pick-up.

Big River Running Company
13969 Manchester Rd.
Town & Country, MO 63131

  • Friday, Oct. 11, 10 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 am - 6 pm

Packets may be picked up on race morning, however we strongly encourage you to pick up your packet in advance to avoid long lines the morning of the event. 





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Race Day Schedule

Sunday, Oct. 13
Soldier's Memorial, Downtown St. Louis

7:00 am - Registration and day-of packet pick up begins
8:30 am - Survivor Ceremony
8:40 am - National Anthem
8:45 am - Race Start
9:30 am - Awards Ceremony
10:00 am - Raffle Drawing

Event Day Parking and Course Maps

Below are the maps for the event day layout as well as the course maps. Please note these are subject to change. 

On-street parking is available, please note meters are not enforced on Sundays. Off-street parking is available in a variety of garages, please note the event organizers are not responsible for these parking lots or the fees charged.

Memory Wall and Survivor Ceremony

We will once again have our Memory and Honor Wall to celebrate those fighting ovarian cancer and recognize those we have lost. We will provide markers and tape, we encourage you to write a message, quote or bring a photograph to include with the wall. 

Be sure to gather near the stage for our Survivor Ceremony. We will recognize each survivor participating in our event and give them a cheer and warm round of applause to celebrate them. 

Survivors: Please plan to gather near the stage by 8:20 am for the Ceremony, afterwards we will take a group photo.

Food, Drink and Entertainment

What's a ROC Star party without celebration? We will once again have our friends from School of Rock performing live at the main stage from 9 -11 am, don't miss these local kids and teens - you will be blown away!

The Bubble Bus will be on-site for your bubble-popping enjoyment from 9 - 11 am as well. And once again, the ever popular Tikiz Shaved Ice truck will be providing complimentary shaved ice to participants. New this year, we will have Doggie Mac's Food Truck available for your post-race hunger! Chef B will be cooking up gourmet mac and cheese and hot dogs for purchase, prices range from $8-10 and both cash and credit are accepted. For those 21 and up, we will have 4 Hands Beer on tap to quench your thirst. 

And don't forget to stop by the TapSnap Photo Booth to get your take-home souvenir from the event, there will also be roaming selfie stations throughout the grounds as well. Smile!


We will have some awesome new merch available for purchase to spread awareness and support SLOCA's mission to impact ovarian cancer survivorship in our community. Hoodies, hats, headbands and a new long-sleeve Fight Like a Girl option will be available for purchase at the SLOCA tent during the event - this will be the first time these items are available for purchase and supplies are limited! Cash, check and credit are accepted. 

We will also have some previous event and discontinued t-shirts available at a HUGE discount, stop by for our SLOCA tent sale!


We have some fabulous raffle items available, be sure to check the Raffle Area out before or after your run. Cash, credit and check will be accepted for raffle tickets. Raffle tickets are one for $5, three for $10 or eight for $20. Raffle tickets will be drawn at the main stage at 10:00 am, you must be present to win. Won items will be collected at the raffle area. 


Are strollers allowed on the race course?

  • Yes! FamiliesROC is family-friendly and we welcome strollers. We do ask that those with strollers line up nearer the back of the race start so as not to delay runners.

Are dogs allowed?

  • Yes, we welcome friendly, vaccinated dogs to the event - though they must remain on-leash. 

Is there a bag check?

  • No, there is not a designated bag check, participants are responsible for their belongings during the event. 

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