Rainbow Run 5K

Join the LGBTQ+ Center for our seventh annual Rainbow Run 5K, which will take place October 7th 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


  • Friday, Oct. 7  |  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 7th, 2022 at Risman Plaza (in front of the Kent Student Center). There is a visitor parking lot in front of the building.
  • We also need volunteers to staff our registration table and glow stations. Please sign up using the link below.


Register or become a sponsor by clicking here!


Sign up to volunteer at our event here!



View photos from a past Rainbow Run!


2022 Sponsors

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

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