Bowman Cup 5K Race

2021 Bowman Cup 5k Walk/Run (20th Annual)

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Join us in person for the 20th Annual Bowman Cup 5k Walk/Run on Saturday, Oct 2, 2021, or participate in the virtual walk/run from Sunday, Sept. 26-Saturday, Oct. 2. The race, named after fedora-loving former Kent State University President Dr. George Bowman, will take place during Kent State University Spirit Week. Running the course allows participants to enjoy the scenic route through Kent State University and the surrounding community. The race will use chip timing. 

Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m., with awards and food immediately following in the Warren Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Registration Fee (in-person event)

  • Monday, July 5-Saturday, Sept. 11: $25 (includes shirt)
  • Sunday, Sept. 12-Saturday, Oct. 2: $20 (no shirt included)

Registration Fee (virtual event)

  • Monday, July 5-Saturday, Sept. 11: $20 (includes shirt)
  • Sunday, Sept. 12-Saturday, Oct. 2: $15 (no shirt included)

Register Online

Course Map

T-shirts

All participants registered by Sept. 11 will receive a performance race shirt (men's and women's sizes)

Prizes (in-person event only)

Cash prizes for overall male and female winners

  • First Place $75
  • Second Place $50
  • Third Place $25

Age division medals for first, second and third place for male and female winners:

  • 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+