Black Squirrel 5K Race

Saturday, April 13, 2019

online race registration

Mail-in Registration Form


About the Race

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 9th Annual Black Squirrel 5K Race that was Saturday, April 13, 2019. The race, named after Kent State University's unofficial mascot. An awards ceremony will be held immediately after the race and participants are invited inside the Student Recreation and Wellness Center for a variety of food and beverage items.

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. 

Amenities

  • Chip timing system
  • Gender specific T-shirts guaranteed for all registered by March 24, 2019
  • 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: Race check-in will take place on Friday night, the day prior to the race. You can also check-in the morning of the race before the race itself starts. Specific time and info will be coming soon.

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.