Seventh Annual Ed Taylor Memorial 5K

The 7th Annual Ed Taylor Memorial 5K is Set for May 15th

The Physical Therapist Assistant Club at Kent State University at Ashtabula will host the seventh annual Ed Taylor Memorial 5K Charity Race/Relay Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. on the Kent State Ashtabula campus.

The entry fee for individuals for the race is $25 before May 5, $30 on/after May 5.  The Relay Division fee is $45 for a team of three.   


  • Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
  • Time:
    5 p.m. Packet Pick Up
    8 p.m. 5K Race and Relay Start
    9:30 p.m. Award Ceremony


5K Division: $25 by May 5, $30 on/after May 5
Relay Division: $45 per team of 3


Register your team captain ONLY on the attached entry form. Please do not send 3 forms. The other 2 team members must register at packet pick up on Thursday or Friday. 


Packet pick up will be available on Thursday, May 14 from 5-7 PM in the Health and Science Building. You may also pick up on race day beginning at 5 PM.


Glow in the Dark racing tech shirts, glow sticks, glow necklaces, glow bracelets, and other various items will be placed in your race bags available for pick up during the times listed above. 


Under 10, 11-14, 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, 80-84, 85 and older 


Overall: 1st place male and 1st place female will be awarded medals and plaques.
Age Group: 1st-3rd place males and females will be awarded medals.
Relay Teams: Each member of the 1st-3rd place relay teams will be awarded medals.


This is a 3-lap race on the Kent State Ashtabula campus. Start line is on the West side of the Health & Science Building. Finish line is on the North side of the Bookstore. 
The Relay Teams will consist of 3 runners: 1st runner starts at start line, 2nd runner starts at the 1 mile mark, 3rd runner will begin at the 2 mile mark. 

Map of the race track for the Ed Taylor Memorial 5 K.

Click on Image for printable full size version of race course map


At the conclusion of the race and awards we will be releasing lighted paper lanterns in memory of or support of all who affected by pancreatic cancer. These lanterns will be available for purchase at packet pick up and on the night of the race.


We will be giving away ONE large gift containing an assortment of gift cards and products. You will receive one free entry with your race entry. You may also purchase additional chances at winning this prize (all proceeds benefit PAN-CAN). 


Contact Tiffany Kiphart at 440-964-4294 or via e-mail at

► Download the Race Brochure or Register Online


Ed was a PTA in the Ashtabula area who embodied all that a PTA should: compassion, a teaching spirit, kindness, empathy, and a caring spirit. Ed provided many Kent State Ashtabula PTA students with an education that exceeded the expectations of a clinical instructor. Ed fought hard against pancreatic cancer and succumbed to its effects just one month prior to our first 5K in his honor in 2008. Ed was a warrior in life and against his battle with this terrible disease. All proceeds for this event go directly to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PAN-CAN) in the memory of our cancer warrior, Ed Taylor, PTA.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 04:09 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 12:39 PM
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