Rainbow Run 5K

2023 Rainbow Run


2023 Rainbow Run Logo Rage & Resistance

The LGBTQ+ Center's 8th annual Rainbow Run fundraiser was held Friday, October 13th at 7pm at the Risman Plaza. Coordinated by the Kent State LGBTQ+ Center, Rainbow Run helps provide funding to replenish the LGBTQ+ Emergency Fund, which supports KSU students who are in crisis, often after being disowned by family for coming out as LGBTQ. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, participated, and donated to make this an amazing night! Your support is much appreciated!




2023 Rainbow Run Sponsors


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


Featured SponsorPNC Bank
Rainbow Level Sponsor

Akron Children's Hospital

 Summit County Public Health

TRIAD Communications

Business Level

Affirmed Counseling and Wellness LLC

Bent Tree Coffee Roasters

Gary & Denise Mote

Hometown Bank

Law Firm of Bradley S. S. Dunn

Michael Davids


Standing Rock Media

Non-Profit/Individual Level

ACTion Foundation

Brandon Huth

Carve Your Own Path Counseling

Danielle & Chris Miller Family Fund


Jill Jenkins

Julie, Meghan, & Landon Schwind

Ken Ditlevson & Joe Rohr

Kerry Myers

Lawrence Carter

LGBTQ+ Alumni Chapter

Louise Ditchey  


View photos from a past Rainbow Run!


Massive thanks to everyone who joined the LGBTQ+ Center to create a fun and fruitful 2022 Rainbow Run 5K! Your support and dedication to the community is greatly appreciated!


2022 Sponsors

Featured Sponsor

PNC Bank

Mazda of Kent

Rainbow Level Sponsor

Akron Children's Hospital


Business Level

Strategic Insight Partners

Hometown Bank

Standing Rock Media

Jim Masi, Attorney

University Chiropractic and Wellness

The Eye Opener

McNinch Biostats LLC

Non-Profit/Individual Level


Summit County Public Health

Monica Miller Marsh

Kathryn Wilson

Jen Kulics

Danielle Hupp

KSU LGBTQ+ Alumni Chapter

Denise Mote

Kelli Greene

Hillel at Kent State

Amy Rieck



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