Black Squirrel 5K Race

2021 Black Squirrel Virtual 5k Walk/Run

Sunday, April 4 - Saturday, April 10, 2021

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About the Race

Please join us for our annual spring race which will take place virtually during the week of Sunday, Apr. 4 - Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021. The race, named after Kent State University's unofficial mascot, will be available for anyone to participate, whether you are at home or on campus. The traditional course is a loop course which begins and ends near the entrance to the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the campus of Kent State University. The course will be marked if you are in Kent and would like to run the actual course. The course takes you through the campus via the Esplanade and along the Portage Bike and Hike Trail. A few small hills adds to the experience but be on the lookout for the infamous black squirrels!

Race Course

Cancellation policy

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person, event or year. The 2021 Black Squirrel Virtual 5k Walk/Run will be held rain or shine.
Recreational Services reserves the right to refuse any entry.

Registration Fee

  • Friday, Jan. 1 - Friday, Mar. 12: $20 (t-shirt included)
  • Saturday, Mar. 13 - Friday, Apr. 9: $15 (t-shirt not included)


T-shirts will be available for pick-up starting Wednesday, Apr. 7 at the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation & Wellness Center.  Delivery option available for additional fee during registration.

Social Media Posts

Post your photo or video on your social media account and tag us at #KSU2021BlackSquirrel.

Time Submissions

Competition times must be submitted between Sunday, Apr. 4 (8 a.m.) - Saturday, Apr. 10 (8 p.m.)