Run That Shall Not Be Named - The Time Has Come

South Willow St
Kent, OH 44240

Running > 5k

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I've marked the hours since our last run
And now bring back in-person fun
My worth and virtue unto you
Are proved by what you now can do…

RUN ~ Because THE TIME IS NOW for the 5th annual Run That Shall Not Be Named 5 3/4 K Fun Run! This noncompetitive* 5K will take participants on a magical journey through the Kent State University campus on Friday, July 23rd to kick off the return of Wizardly World of Kent 2021, with many fun activities scheduled for Friday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 24th in downtown Kent. Participants are highly encouraged to dress in themed costumes for this event.

The 5K will begin at 6:00pm on the Lester Lefton Esplanade and take runners on a spellbinding loop though some of Kent State's most magnificent places. Registration is $30 and all participants will receive a commemorative “Run That Shall Not Be Named” 5 3/4 K t-shirt, medal, and bib.  (Must be registered by July 15 to receive race t-shirt.) Registration is limited to the first 250 wizards, witches, and muggles.  

Proceeds will benefit Main Street Kent. For more information, please contact Main Street Kent at or our race director Ed Butch at

* The noncompetitive race will not be “chip timed”; runners may have to slow down for moving vehicles at road crossings; the course will be staffed with volunteers to assist with safe crossing.

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