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Map of the path taken for the Black Squirrel 5k. 

Kent State Recreational Services to host annual Black Squirrel 5k virtually

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 9, 2021

After having the event for the past nine years in-person, Kent State will host its annual Black Squirrel 5k virtually this year due to COVID-19.The event will take place April 4 through April 10, and...

Participants start the Black Squirrel 5K outside the Kent State Student Recreation and Wellness Center Saturday, April 14, 2018.

450 participants wake up early for eighth annual Black Squirrel 5K

Shelbie Goulding April 14, 2018

The Student Wellness and Recreation Center lobby could not have been more crowded Saturday morning, as approximately 450 participants arrived at 7 a.m. to register for their spots in the eighth annual...

Runners wait at the starting line for the Black Squirrel 5K Race to start on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Snow and ice not enough to slow down Black Squirrel 5K runners

Brianna Figley April 10, 2016

Despite the cold weather and unexpected snowfall, more than 250 runners participated in the 6th Annual Black Squirrel 5K Race. Volunteers from Kent State’s club sports came together with the Student...

Participants in the Kent State University Black Squirrel 5K begin the course at 8 AM on April 13. Photo by Adrianne Bastas.

Preparation for the Black Squirrel 5k Starts Early

Brianna Figley - Recreation and Wellness Center Reporter email at [email protected] March 6, 2016

The Kent State University Student Recreation and Wellness Center is once again hosting the Black Squirrel 5k. Although the event isn’t until April 9, participants are already starting to prepare.Andrea...

Fifth annual Black Squirrel 5K Race on Saturday

McKenzie Jean-Philippe April 8, 2015

The fifth annual Black Squirrel 5K Race, named after Kent State’s unofficial mascot, will be Saturday, April 11 at 8 a.m.“We did an assessment of the annual Bowman Race that’s held in the fall back...

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