Black Squirrel 5k Race

Saturday, April 11 at 8 a.m.

About the Race

Please join us for our fifth annual spring race on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The race, named after Kent State University's unofficial mascot, will begin at 8 a.m.

Check In: Due to insurance limitations, headphones, baby joggers, inline skates, animals, etc. are not permitted. Recreational Services reserves the right to refuse any entry. Race check-in will take place on Friday, April 10 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). Runners may also check-in before the race from 7 - 7:30 a.m. in the lobby of the SRWC. 

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.

Registration

Registration is $25 per person and is available online. Participants may also register in person at the SRWC. Early bird registration is open through Jan. 31 for $20 per person. A late registration fee of $30 per person will be assessed after April 7, 2015.

About the Course

The race begins and ends in front of the SRWC. 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 University campus and is tracked with a chip timing system. 

Amenities

  • Chip timing system
  • Unisex performance T-shirts guaranteed for all registered by March 25, 2015
  • Free buffet for participants
  • Raffle prizes with gifts from local vendors
Awards

Overall winners: Male and female winners will receive cash prizes.

  • First: $100
  • Second: $75
  • Third: $50

Age Group Winners: Age group winners (male and female) will receive medals. First, second and third place awards will be given for the following categories:

  • 6 - 9
  • 10 - 14
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • 70 - 74
  • 75 - 79
  • 80+