WhiteHot 5K race to honor Kent State ROTC alumna

Samantha Meisenburg

Kent State’s fifth annual WhiteHot 5K is taking place at 8 a.m. this Saturday, beginning at Terrace Hall.

The 5K is in memory of the late 1st Lt. Ashley White-Stumpf who was commissioned as an Army Officer through the ROTC program and graduated from Kent State in 2009.

White-Stumpf served as one of the first Cultural Support Team members in the Army and was killed in action on Oct. 22, 2011 while serving in Afghanistan.

“The run is a tribute to Ashley White(-Stumph), who had a zest for life, a perpetual smile and a dedication to physical fitness,” according to website dedicated to her.

The proceeds from the race are “awarded as scholarships to current Kent State Army ROTC cadets who display similar qualities and characteristics to Ashley and are dedicated to serving others,” according a website about the race.   

You can register for the race here.

Samantha Meisenburg is the veteran affairs reporter for The Kent Stater, contact her at [email protected].