Kent Potterfest 5k Fun Run | Kent State University

Kent Potterfest 5k Fun Run

Lester Lefton Esplanade

The Kent Potterfest planning committee is excited to announce the addition of the “Run Like You Stole From Gringotts” 5K Fun Run to the 2017 schedule of events.

Event Details

The race is generously sponsored by Marathon Financial Services, proud supporter of Main Street Kent. This noncompetitive 5K Fun Run will take participants on a magical journey through the Kent State University campus at dusk on Friday, July 28, to kick off Kent Potterfest 2017, with the main event scheduled for Saturday, July 29, in downtown Kent.

The 5K will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the Lefton Esplanade and take runners on a spellbinding loop though some of Kent State's most magnificent places. Participants are highly encouraged to dress in Potterverse-themed costumes for this event. Adding to the fun, themed photo opportunities will be located along the course for selfies and group pictures. 

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


Registration for the race is $25 and includes a race medal and an event T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit Main Street Kent.

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For More Information

Contact Executive Director Heather Malarcik of Main Street Kent at 330-677-8000 or 5K Director Alyssa Mazey at

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