Registration is $25 a person and is available online via the Eventbrite registration page. 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 4, 2016.
Black Squirrel 5k Race
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 6th Annual Black Squirrel 5K Race! The snow, sleet and ice were no match for the 250+ runners who braved the elements to complete our annual spring 5K. Check out the results from this year's event:
About the Race
Please join us for our sixth annual spring race on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The race, named after Kent State University's unofficial mascot, will be held at 8 a.m. The course is a loop course beginning and ending near the entrance to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the Kent State University Campus. The course takes runners through the campus via the Esplanade and Portage Bike and Hike Trail. A few small hills add to the runners' experience and participants should be on the lookout for the infamous black squirrels. An awards ceremony will be held immediately after the race and participants are invited inside the Student Recreation and Wellness Center for a variety of food and beverage items.
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 8 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.