Second Black Squirrel 5K Set for April 14Posted Apr. 5, 2012
The Department of Recreational Services at Kent State University announces the second annual Black Squirrel 5K on Saturday, April 14, at 8 a.m.
The race begins and ends in front of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the university’s campus. The state-of-the art facility offers plenty of parking, indoor registration, restrooms and locker room facilities. The race is a loop course through the Kent State campus and is tracked with a chip-timing system. This feature will electronically identify runners and will start at the gunshot and process the results as they cross the finish line.
After completion of the race, each runner can take advantage of the free breakfast buffet. Shortly after the final runners have crossed the finish line, an awards ceremony will be held for all who participated.
Money will be awarded to the top three runners, and awards will be given to winners within each age group. All runners also will be entered to win an assortment of raffle prizes to be redeemed immediately following the race.
Greg Bailey, assistant director of Recreational Services at Kent State, hopes to see participant attendance just as high as last year. “We continue to do the Black Squirrel 5K Race because it is consistent with our department’s mission of promoting healthy lifestyles,” he said.
Regular registration is available through Monday, April 9, for $25. Participants may register online or in person at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center’s Pro Shop. The first 500 to register will receive a free T-shirt. All registrations accepted after April 9 will pay $30.
Cancellation policy: Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person, event or year. The Black Squirrel 5K Race will be held rain or shine.
Check In: Due to insurance limitations, headphones, baby joggers, inline skates, animals, etc., are not permitted. The Department of Recreational Services reserves the right to refuse any entry.
For more information about rules and regulations, visit www.kent.edu/recservices/blacksquirrel or contact Bailey at 330-672-0463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The second annual Black Squirrel 5K takes place Saturday, April 14, at 8 a.m. at Kent State University. The race begins and ends in front of the university’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center.