Online registration for the 12th Annual Bowman Cup 5k Race is now CLOSED. Runners may register in-person at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 a.m.
About the Race
Please join us for the 12th Annual Bowman Cup 5k Race on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. The race, named after former Kent State University President, Dr. George Bowman, will be held at 8 a.m. Participants can also take part in other Homecoming activities throughout the day, culminating in the Golden Flashes battle against the Eastern Michigan Broncos. Included in the cost of registration for most categories is one ticket to the Homecoming football game!
Check In: Due to insurance limitations, headphones, baby joggers, inline skates, animals, etc. are not permitted. Recreational Services reserves the right to refuse any entry.
Race check-in will take place from Monday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Oct. 19 at Kent's premier running store, Second Sole. The store is located at 104 South Lincoln Street, Kent, OH 44240. It is open from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday.
Runners may also check-in before the race from 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. in the lobby of the SRWC. All participants who register after Thursday, Oct. 11 must wait until the morning of the race to check-in.
Cancellation policy: Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person, event or year. The Bowman Cup will be held rain or shine.
About the Course
The race begins and ends in front of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The state-of-the art facility offers plenty of parking, indoor registration, restrooms and locker room facilities.
This USATF certified course (OH10047PR) through Kent's residential area utilizes the Portage Hike and Bike Trail, letting participants enjoy the peacefulness of Kent State University's surrounding community.
- Chip timing system
- Performance T-shirts (men's and women's styles) for the first 650 participants
- Free buffet for all in attendance
- Door prizes with gifts from local vendors
Overall Winners: Overall winners (male and female) will receive cash prizes, a gift certificate to Second Sole, a fedora hat and a signature Bowman cup.
- First: $100
- Second: $75
- Third: $50
Category Winners: Category winners (male and female) will receive a fedora hat and a signature Bowman cup. First, second and third place awards will be given for the following categories:
Age Group Winners: Age group winners (male and female) will receive a signature Bowman cup. First, second and third place awards will be given for the following categories:
- Under 15
- 15 - 19
- 20 - 24
- 25 - 29
- 30 - 34
- 35 - 39
- 40 - 44
- 45 - 49
- 50 - 54
- 55 - 59
- 60 - 64
- 65 - 69
- 70 - 74
- 75 - 79
When & Where
Kent State University
PO Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242