The Run That Shall Not Be Named

5 Mile

Event Date

Fri, Jul 26, 2019


Kent, OH


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The Run That Shall Not Be Named

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

Magic Folk! On your mark -- get set -- RUN LIKE YOU'RE NOT SURE WHERE YOU'RE GOING!

This year marks the 2nd annual Run That Shall Not Be Named 5 3/4k FUN RUN!

This noncompetitive** 5k FUN RUN will take you on a magical journey through the Kent State University campus at dusk on Friday, July 26th to kick off the Wizardly World of Kent. Packet pick up is on Friday, July 26 at 6:30PM on the Lester Lefton Esplande located across from the PARTA Bus Station in downtown Kent, Ohio; the race will also begin in this same spot at 7:30pm and take you on a spellbinding loop though some of Kent State's most magnificent places. Dress up as your favorite magical character and join the fun! Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome and encouraged***!

Registration for this race is $35 and includes a race medal and t-shirt. Proceeds from this race will be given to local non-profit organization Main Street Kent. Be sure to register by July 1st, 2019 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

This event is open to 500 participants; registration closes at 11:59 PM on July, 24th! 

For more information, please contact Alyssa Mazey at

*This event is formerly known as the "Kent Potterfest 5k Fun Run"

**Noncompetitive = not chip timed; runners may have to slow down for moving vehicles at road crossings; HOWEVER, this course WILL be staffed with volunteers to ensure safety of the participants.

***Dress your dog and stroller for the fun! Sorry, no brooms or bikes allowed.

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