Turkey Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run on Nov. 18

Kent State University at Stark will host the annual Turkey Trot, an adult 5K and a children’s ¼ mile Fun Run, on Saturday, Nov. 18.

The events will be held on Kent State Stark’s beautiful, 200-acre campus, located at 6000 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson Township.

The Kids Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration takes place on the day of the event, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Kent State Stark’s Recreation & Wellness Center.

The fee is $5 per child and may be paid on the day of the event. Participants in the children’s Fun Run will receive a medal. They also will make a craft to take home.

The adult 5K race begins at 9 a.m. Registration will take place between 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. Registration is required. The pre-pay fee, accepted through Nov. 3, is $20 per person. From Nov. 4-18, the fee is $25 per person. Participants can pay online with their registration at www.ohioraceday.com. If registering at the event, payment will be accepted by cash or check (payable to Kent State University at Stark).

In addition to the monetary fee, adult and children participants should bring one non-perishable food item to benefit the Stark County Hunger Task Force.

All 5K participants will receive a T-shirt and a medal. The top male and female adult runners will each win a turkey.

For more information, visit www.kent.edu/stark/turkey-trot or contact Stacie Humm at 330-244-3390 or shumm2@kent.edu.

POSTED: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:07am
UPDATED: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 9:08am
Melissa Griffy Seeton