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Black Squirrel 5K Race

Run 5km

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Tickets $20

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Please join us for our ninth annual spring race on Saturday, April 11. The race, named after Kent State University's unofficial mascot, will be held at 8 a.m.

How to enter the Black Squirrel 5K Race

  1. 5K run

    Run 5km
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Black Squirrel 5K Race route

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 adds to the runners experience and be on the lookout for the infamous black squirrels.

Event Details

What’s Included
Chip timing system
Gender sized T-shirts (men's, women's and youth styles) guaranteed to all runners registered by March 22, 2020
Free breakfast snacks, fruit, bagels, coffee, juice and water for participants
Door prizes with gifts from local vendors are possible
Raceday Logistics
Check In: will take place on Friday, April 10 from 4 - 7 p.m. in lobby of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC). Runners may also check-in before the race from 7 - 7:30 a.m. in the lobby of the SRWC.

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Black Squirrel 5K Race weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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