A Challenging 5K Obstacle Race for All Ages

A Challenging 5K Obstacle Race for All Ages
Salem, Ohio —

Kent State University at Salem is holding its third annual FlashDash 5K obstacle race on Saturday, May 16, on the sprawling grounds of the campus on St. Route 45.

Runners of all ages will compete on a beautiful, cross-country trail that includes climbing, crawling and mud obstacles. There will also be a Flash Walk for walkers of all ages.

Registrations are now being accepted.

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T-shirts will be given to those who register online by May 1.

Registration begins that day at 10 a.m. The competitive wave for runners begins at 11 a.m. and the FlashWalk begins at 11:30 a.m. Other runner waves begin at 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. The Future FlashDash (for kids aged 6 to 12) begins at 2 p.m.

There is limited space for each wave, so runners are encouraged to register early online.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female participants in all age brackets.

The registration fee for adults (13 years and over) is $30 before May 1, but $35 after that date. For groups of four or more, the fee is $25 per person. The Future FlashDash fee is $15. Current Kent State students and employees can participate for $20 each with a valid Kent ID.

Proceeds from FlashDash benefit the Rural Scholars Program on Kent State’s Columbiana County campuses.

Specific details about the event and the registration form is available here or by email at pvair@kent.edu.

There will be food concessions and a Kids Zone featuring fun activities for children, including games and crafts. The Salem Community Center is helping organize the activities, along with staff members from the Salem campus. 

The Rural Scholars Program offers first generation college-bound students from rural Columbiana County and surrounding areas a college access program designed to give them and their families the knowledge, rigorous academic exposure and social support they will need to be successful at a world class university. The goal is for every student in the program to complete post-secondary education with the credentials necessary to succeed in his or her career.   


Runners encounter the log jam obstacle during the 2014 FlashDash.

POSTED: Sunday, March 22, 2015 12:00 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 11:33 AM