Main Street Kent Announces “The Run That Shall Not Be Named” for Friday, July 27

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Friday, July 27, 2018 (All day)

Kent Campus

The Wizardly World of Kent planning committee is excited to announce “The Run That Shall Not Be Named” 5¾K Fun Run on Friday, July 27. The race is sponsored by Marathon Financial Services, proud supporter of Main Street Kent. This noncompetitive* 5¾K Fun Run will take participants on a magical journey through Kent State University's Kent Campus at dusk on Friday, July 27, to kick off Wizardly World of Kent 2018. The main event is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, in downtown Kent. The 5¾K will begin at 7:30 p.m. under the Kent State arch on the Lefton Esplanade, taking runners on a spellbinding loop though some of Kent State's most magnificent places.


Participants are highly encouraged to dress in magically themed costumes, and several photo opportunities will be located along the course for selfies and group pictures. Registration for the race is $40 and includes a race medal and event T-shirt. This race is open to a maximum of 750 participants. Registration and information is available at Proceeds will benefit Main Street Kent and a local charity to be named. 


Event updates can be found on the Main Street Kent Facebook page and website as the event approaches. For more information, contact Main Street Kent executive director Heather Malarcik or the Fun Run director Alyssa Mazey at


Main Street Kent is a nonprofit organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Kent. It is an affiliate of the national Main Street program and Heritage Ohio program.


*The noncompetitive race will not be “chip timed.” Runners/walkers may have to slow down for moving vehicles at road crossings. The course will be staffed with volunteers to assist with safe crossing.