Black Squirrel 5K Race

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Online Registration Link with RunSignup.com

Printable Mail-in Registration Form (pdf)

About the Race

Join us for our 10th Annual Black Squirrel 5K Race taking place Saturday, April 11, 2020 with the race starting at 8 a.m. The chip-timed race, named after Kent State University's unofficial mascot, begins and ends in front of the Beverly J. Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). An awards ceremony will be held immediately after the race and participants are invited inside for a variety of food and beverage items. Free parking is available at the SRWC.

About the Course

The course is a loop course beginning and ending near the entrance to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on the Kent State University Campus. The course takes runners through the campus via the Esplanade and Portage Bike and Hike Trail. A few small hills add to the runners' experience and participants should be on the lookout for the infamous black squirrels. 

Course Map (pdf)

Pricing

  • Fees
    • $20 (before Jan. 31)
    • $25 (Feb. 1 - Apr. 9)
    • $30 (Apr. 10-11)

Amenities

  • Chip timing system
  • Gender specific T-shirts guaranteed for all registered by March 22, 2020
  • Delicious free buffet for participants
  • Raffle prizes from local vendors

Awards

OVERALL WINNERS

Cash prizes for overall male and female winners are awarded to the following:

  • First: $100
  • Second: $75
  • Third: $50

AGE GROUP WINNERS

First, second and third place male and female winners in the following age groups will receive medals:

  • 6 - 9
  • 10 - 14
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • 70 - 74
  • 75 - 79
  • 80+

Registration and Check-in

Check-in: 

  • Early Check-in: Friday, April 10, 2020 from 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Race Day from 7 – 7:30 a.m.


Cancellation Policy: Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person, event or year. The Black Squirrel 5K Race will be held rain or shine.

*Due to insurance limitations, headphones, baby joggers, inline skates, animals, etc. are not permitted. Recreational Services reserves the right to refuse any entry. 


Future Race Dates

  • April 11, 2020
  • April 10, 2021
  • April 9, 2022
  • April 8, 2023*
  • April 13, 2024

*Dates are subject to change if there is a conflict with Easter weekend.