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Tuscarawas News Detail

Third Annual Black Squirrel 5k Race Set for April 13

Posted Apr. 1, 2013
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Participants in last year's Black Squirrel 5k Race run
across the Kent Campus. The  race, named after Kent
State's unofficial mascot, will take place April 13.

The third annual Black Squirrel 5k Race, named after Kent State University's unofficial mascot, will take place April 13 at 8 a.m. The race will begin and end across the street from the Student Recreational and Wellness Center. The state-of-the art facility offers room for parking, indoor registration, restrooms and locker room facilities.

The race is a loop course through the Kent Campus and is tracked with a chip timing system. A breakfast buffet and an awards ceremony featuring prizes from local vendors will take place immediately following the race. The race also features a special faculty and staff category for Kent State employees.

Registration is $25 per person now through April 9. Late registration and day-of registration is available for $30 after April 9. The first 600 registered participants will receive a gender-cut performance T-shirt.

Race check-in will take place on Friday, April 12, from 6-9 p.m. in Seminar Room A of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Runners may also check-in before the race from 7-7:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Due to insurance limitations, headphones, baby joggers, inline skates, animals, etc., are not permitted. Recreational Services reserves the right to refuse any entry.

For more information about the Black Squirrel 5k Race or to register online, visit