Rainbow Run 5K

Join the LGBTQ+ Center for our sixth annual Rainbow Run 5K, which will take place October 8 at 7 p.m. at Risman Plaza.  Walk, run, stroll or roll your way through the on-campus 5K course, or you can participate virtually & do a route of your choosing. 


Run Information


JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL KENT STATE UNIVERSITY RAINBOW RUN Walk, run, roll and glow! All are welcome on this fun run. FRIDAY, OCT. 8 | 7 PM KSU RISMAN PLAZA Proceeds benefit the KSU LGBTQ+ Emergency Fund. TICKETS: Students - $20 Non-Students - $25 REGISTER:
  • Friday, Oct. 8  |  7 p.m.
  • Tickets:
    • Students - $20 
    • Non-Students - $25
  • Proceeds from tickets will go directly to the LGBTQ Emergency Fund, which helps LGBTQ+ students in financial crisis.
  • Each participant will receive a tshirt
  • Prizes will be awarded for "Best Rainbow Attire" and "Best Rainbow Pet." Participate by posting a picture of yourself (and/or your pet) on social media with #KSURainbowRun
  • Weather & The Rainbow Run: The Rainbow Run will happen rain or shine! We will start promptly at 7pm. In the case of lightening strikes, the Rainbow Run will be postponed for 1 hour but will still occur. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 8th, 2021 at Risman Plaza (in front of the Kent Student Center). There is a visitor parking lot in front of the building.
  • Tickets can still be purchased & will be available at the Risman Plaza 10/8/21 from 5pm-7pm, right before the Rainbow Run begins.

Register for 2021 Rainbow Run



Register or become a sponsor by clicking here!

View photos from the 2019 Rainbow Run!



A huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors! Your generosity and commitment to the LGBTQ+ community is inspiring!

Featured Sponsor

PNC Bank

Summa Pride Clinic

Rainbow Level Sponsor

Akron Children's Hospital

The Eye Opener

North Water Street Brewing Co.

Business Level

Freedom Valley Campground

University Chiropractic and Wellness

Skullz Salon

Project Digital

North Water Brewing Run Club


Non-Profit/Individual Level

Summit County Public Health

Jim Masi, Attorney

Michael Davids

KSU LGBTQ+ Alumni Chapter

Erica Pelz

Tricia Knoles

Equality Ohio

Bill & Marie Libby

Gina Santoriello - CAVS

Jen Kulics and Leigh Greenfelder



If you have any questions or need additional information please contact the LGBTQ+ Student Center at (330) 672-8580 or via email at LGBTQSC@kent.edu