2020 Everyday Hero Run

Due to COVID-19, we are altering our 4th annual Everyday Hero 5K Run and transitioning to a simplified virtual run.  Run in the community any day between now and August 31st!

Our Everyday Hero run is inspired and dedicated to the memory of Jerome Rodio.  Jerome moved to Oxford after serving in the Navy and a career as a Philadelphia police officer.  He opened a business along Third Street and immediately began volunteering in the Oxford community.  At his time of death in 2016, Jerome was President of the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce and fully immersed in many volunteering efforts in the community. Although Jerome came to our community later in life, his impact was felt immediately.  He made our community a better place to live, work and play!

We ask that you honor Jerome and his love of running, by running in your community.  Run (socially distanced, of course) and share your photos with us at OxfordChamber@zoominternet.net.  This year we aren’t running for times, but for the joy of running!  

If you feel inclined to support the community that Jerome loved, please consider making a donation in his memory.  This year, the donations made in Jerome’s memory will benefit Wreaths Across America in Oxford cemetery and the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce. Wreaths Across America – Oxford honors the final resting place of over 1300 American heroes in Oxford.  The Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce continues to advocate and be a voice for our business community.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the OACC has provided needed resources for our business members.

 We thank you for honoring Jerome’s life of service to his country, his family and his community.  

Jerome Rodio and his family.

A great day of running and friendship. Smiles, cheers and high fives greeted the 100 runners on our Hero course.  Special thanks to Team Run 856!  Jerome’s son Patrick is a member of this NJ running club.  For the past three years, they have come out in force to support this run!  Thank you!