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Black Squirrel 5k Race

Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m.

Congratulations, runners!

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who participated in the 4th Annual Black Squirrel 5k Race!
Visit Western Reserve Racing's website for all race results.

About the Race

Please join us for our fourth annual spring race on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The race, named after Kent State University's unofficial mascot, will be held at 8 a.m.

Check In: Due to insurance limitations, headphones, baby joggers, inline skates, animals, etc. are not permitted. Recreational Services reserves the right to refuse any entry.

Race check-in will take place on Friday, April 11 from 6 - 9 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.



Registration is $25 per person and is available online. Participants may also register in person at the SRWC. Early bird registration is open through Jan. 31 for $20 per person. A late registration fee of $30 per person will be assessed after April 7, 2014.

About the Course

The race begins and ends in front of the SRWC. The state-of-the art facility offers plenty of parking, indoor registration, restrooms and locker room facilities. The race is a loop course through the Kent State University campus and is tracked with a chip timing system.


  • Chip timing system
  • Performance T-shirts (men's and women's styles) for the first 600 participants
  • Free buffet
  • Door prizes with gifts from local vendors


Overall winners (male and female) will receive cash prizes.
  • First: $100
  • Second: $75
  • Third: $50

Age Group Winners
Age group winners (male and female) will receive medals. First, second and third place awards will be given for the following categories:
  • Under 15
  • 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+

About the Race:

squirrel Our fourth annual race, named after Kent State's unofficial mascot, will be held on April 12 at 8 a.m.

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Greg Bailey

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