Black Squirrel 5K Race | Kent State University

Black Squirrel 5K Race

8th Annual Black Squirrel 5K Race

Save the date! Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Register now for the BS5K Race


Black Squirrel 5K Race Historical Winners – Overall Male and Female

Top Male Finishers:
2017- Luke Hickman (15:34)
2016- Luke Hickman (16:39)
2015- Julian Meyer (15:42)
2014- Ryan Kienzle (15:36)
2013- Andrew Carnes (15:22)
2012- Andy Morgan (15:08)*
2011- Aimen Scullion (15:54)

Top Female Finishers:
2017- Alyssa Thomas (19:29)
2016- Elizabeth Herndon (19:10)
2015- Kelly Green (19:01)
2014- Kelly Green (18:10)
2013- Mary Patricia Pavicic (20:30)
2012- Rachelle Morgan (17:55)*
2011- Tracy Meder (19:38)

*Course record


About the Race

Please join us for our 8th Annual Black Squirrel 5K Race on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The race, named after Kent State University's unofficial mascot, will be held at 8 a.mAn 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 25, 2018
  • 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, April 13 from 5 - 8 p.m. at 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. 

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 13, 2019
  • 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.