Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Great Race Nutrition

Great Race Nutrition is sponsoring the Kent State University Running Club for the Fall 2011-Spring 2012 season. The club couldn't be more excited as Great Race Nutrition is a Cleveland-based company and always has in stock a wide variety of products from companies like Accelerade, Bodyglide, Clif Bar, First Endurance, Fuel Blet, Gu Energy, Hammer Nutrition, Honey Stinger, Nuun, and Powerbar to name some few.

Nothing is worse than 'running' out of your to-go fuel. This also allows our runners to try different fuel options to see what may work best for each individual.

Thanks again Great Race Nutrition!
Kent State Running Club is gearing up for a great fall season.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Kent Running Club Events Coming Up!

Monday 6PM: Group Run-meet at the student center
Wednesday 6PM: Group Run-meet at the student center
Sunday 9AM: Interclub Challenge Trail Race 10k *begins at 9, arrive by 8am
Sunday 6-8PM: Blast Off Event: Student Organizations set up booths for their group for incoming students to attend.

Questions? Email Sara at

Monday, August 15, 2011

First Group Run of the Fall Semester

Alright we got one in the books for the 2011 fall semester. Greg, Jodie, Adam, and myself got the ball rolling two weeks before schools starts with a nice run on the factory route finishing with the short(er) of the K/Q of the Mountain sprint.

As usual the next group run is on Wednesday at 6pm.
Hope to see you there!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Group Runs Begin Monday!

The group runs beginning on Monday, August 15 @ 6 PM.

The running schedule is as follows.
Monday 6 PM
Wednesday 6 PM
Friday 3 PM
Saturday TBD trail run. Information will be posted here for a different location every Saturday

Meeting Place:
Just like before, we will meeting just inside the double doors of the Student Center between The Market and University Bookstore. (By the indoor water fountain)
Time: 6 PM means be there by 6:05 PM. If you are running late-we will wait for a few minutes and begin stretching. AT THE LATEST-the group LEAVES at 6:15 PM.

Other Updates!
Now that Facebook is more user-friendly for group applications-I started back up the Kent State Running Club page. When someone posts on it-everyone in the group gets notifications, etc. You can limit notifications through your account settings if it becomes too much..More outlets the better right?! To help grow the group please post and share the blog and facebook group with your friends.

Group Race
There is a FREE 10k trail race in Hinkley (40 minutes) away taking place on Sunday, August 28 at 9am. We need 5 PEOPLE to enter as a full team or if we have less we can run in the open division. It is called the inter club trail challenge hosted by CWRRC-Cleveland's West Road Runners Club.

Email me, Sara,  at  

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Updated Routes

Town routes are finally being all uploaded...That is if the website will upload!
In one month we will attempt to restart our group runs beginning on Monday, August 15 @ 6 PM.

The running schedule is as follows.
Monday 6 PM
Wednesday 6 PM
Friday 3 PM
Saturday TBD trail run. Information will be posted here for a different location every Saturday

Meeting Place:
Just like before, we will meeting just inside the double doors of the Student Center between The Market and University Bookstore. (By the indoor water fountain)
Time: 6 PM means be there by 6:05 PM. If you are running late-we will wait for a few minutes and begin stretching. AT THE LATEST-the group LEAVES at 6:15 PM.

Email me, Sara,  at    

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Updates for the Fall Semester!

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!

Few Updates:
I am turning in paperwork to renew the Kent State Running Club with student organizations tomorrow as well as funding paperwork and the Blastoff  "Freshman" Student Organizations Event the Sunday before class begins. I will need some volunteers to help out August 28 5:30-9:00pm to pass out flyers and represent KSU RUN CLUB!

Club Dues:
At our first meeting we will finalize $10 per member for the Fall and Spring semester for club dues. This will go towards flyers,  a Kent State Running Club banner, and food provided for meetings that will take place monthly at the beginning of the month. If we have excess funds leftover-they will be applied purchasing Kent State Running Club shirts.

Design ideas for the logo are more than welcome as we go into our second printing of Kent State Running Club shirts.

Post your Race Reports!
Let us know what you have been doing this summer!!

Fall Semester Group Run Schedule!
Mondays 6PM
Wednesday 6PM
Friday 3PM
Saturday TBA Trail Runs

Shout outs!
Congrats to Adam at his latest Tri back home in Annapolis!
Congrats to Greg who finished his first IRONMAN!!
Congrats to Louie at busting out a great 5k at Kent's Tree City race this past weekend.
Keep up the great work guys :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tree City 5k in Kent!

Yesterday I ran the Tree City 5k here in Kent. The race started from Dix stadium and took us through the bike bath leading to campus and through campus. Anymore, these 5k's have been feeling fast and I havent been able to run any great ones lately. The results arent posted yet but I managed a time around 18:25 in the hot and humid afternoon. This was good enough to win my age group and get me some hardware anyways so I cant complain too much! lol It was also great because I got to run with my bud and former Marietta teammate Sean Hoover! He showed me how it was done by running a very respectable 17:05 to take 2nd overall!! I thought they put on a great race and I enjoyed it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

"The best runner leaves no tracks"- Tao Te Ching

I woke up this morning craving the kind of sustenance that only comes with a decent latte, which in turn requires the new Arcade Fire album from the library (ask me if you want it;)) and something decent to read, so I headed to downtown in lu of things more engaging, and happily so. While I was trolling stuff at the library I actually came across something really interesting, which hasn't happened for me in a couple months (33 Men, sadly, is maybe the worst, most drab nonfiction I've ever read).

The book is called Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. It is about this Men's Health writer, who is an oft-injured jogger who goes in to see a few specialists about a spiking pain in the heel of his foot that he got after a 3-mile run. He isn't happy with the diagnosis (cortisone and more cortisone, and a recommendation to switch from running to biking), so he travels to Mexico to study arguably the greatest distance runners on the planet, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's Copper Canyons, who supposedly compete in the world's severest 50-mile exclusive trail races on routes known only to them.

In addition to the neat cultural aspects of the book, or perhaps in response to it, McDougall is constantly fact-finding the answer to the question of what makes the greatest distance runners the greatest. In the first few chapters alone he offers interesting, little known facts about runners, such as that 8 out 10 runners are injured every year and that the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons think that distance running is "an outrageous threat to the integrity of the knee".

OK, so obviously anyone reading this blog didn't need a book to tell them that! But you have to read it yourself for the good stuff. But his major argument is that the best runners are barefoot runners, and he poses a very interesting argument. Check it out for yourself sometime. It might make you think twice about those toe-fitting shoes.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Summer Runs?

Hi everyone!

I know there are a few runners still left in Kent...Even if the sun doesn't come out to play, I will still be running!

On Thursday evening at 6pm the Crooked River Trail Runners meet at different meeting locations to begin a large group run at 6:30pm. I will be attending every Thursday through June 9 prior to RAAM. If you would like to join look up "Crooked River Trail Runners" for the meeting location that changes weekly.

This Thursday the run will begin from Lock 29-Valley Trail.

If you are interested in another group run, post a weekly time/day/meeting location on this post!

Hope everyone is having a great summer!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Black Squirrel 5k Announced for 2012

Join Kent State University Recreation and Wellness Center for the 2nd annual Black Squirrel 5K Race on Saturday, April 14, 2012. They expect this race the be better than our first, with some changes that will improve the quality of the race and the entire event. KSU Recreation and Wellness Center looks forward to your continued participation and support of this race.
For more information, view the facebook event page:!/event.php?eid=143045359101161
Remember early registration means a lower cost too. Let's represent the unofficial mascot...Black Squirrels Rock!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Last Spring Semester Group Run

Thanks to those who could make our last group run today! The weather was actually descent followed by some delicious muffins and coffee provided by the Alumni Association!!

Running Club Awards:
KSU Club T-shirt: Jason
Disturbing the Natives Award: Jeff
Best Muddy Shoes: Greg
Most Improved: Adam
Volunteering Award: Lydia
Volunteering Award: Hannah
King of the Mountain: Jacub

  • We will have group runs in the summer to be determined. I will personally be running with the Crooked River Trail Runners group on Thursday nights in the CVNP.
  • The Races tab has been organized and updated with a wide variety of races. Please send me race results within a week of your event to stay organized.
  • I hope everyone enjoyed the run stop at Second Sole! Reminder there is a discount with your Flashcard ID.

2011 Fall Semester
The run time will stay the same:
Monday 6pm
Wednesday 6pm
Friday 3pm
Weekend Runs: TBD

  • Mass Email: I am working on sending out a mass email to all Kent State University
  • Freshman Blastoff: Passing out flyers for new undergraduate students (weekend before school begins)
  • Kent Stater: Run times listed under the 'events' section of the newspaper
It has been a great semester everyone. Good luck on finals!
Sara :)

P.S. I posted more pictures from the past semester and I am starting to post routes with links, distance, and a category: easy, moderate, advanced. I am preparing for mass crowds with this mass emailing and planning ahead!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Last Week of the Spring Semester!


Our last week of the official group runs will take place this Monday, April 25 at 6pm and Wednesday, April 27 at 6pm.
We will have a final meeting at 7:15pm at the Student Center hub where the Alumni Association will be hosting 'Mugs and Muffins' for us! Who doesn't like coffee and muffins!!!

I will be giving out awards and some SWAG (awesome free stuff!) for those who come!!

On another note, Second Sole moved in next to Starbucks Coffee off of Route 59 & Lincoln!!! No excuse guys-proper running shoes are a must!

Wednesday, April 27 Agenda:6:00-6:15pm: Student Center waiting for group
6:15-6:30pm: Run to Second Sole to view the store
6:30-7:15pm: Group run
7:15-8:00pm: Group Meeting/Mugs & Muffins/Club Awards and Swag in the Student Center Hub!

If you would like to dominate a fellow runner for an award in Running Club-let me know! -Sara

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Great Rain Run

My legs felt great today as I 'broke' in a new pair of trail shoes from Pine Lane to just short of the Boston Store in the rain with Jeff. For months I haven't felt good on the trails due to injury, etc but today was great and I didn't even fall!!

Once I got back to Kent I went to another another jog for an easy 1 mile then did 2 x 1/2 mile intervals with a 1 mile in between on the track. Let's just say there is still some life in my legs..I wasn't trying to go all-out but ran my splits in 2:49 then 2:44. I'll take it.

Training is getting back to being more consistent. School has been throwing off my rhythm lately. Tonight if I can muster up the effort I'll try to do a light trainer ride while tomorrow will consist of an early gym workout lifting, and a training ride between 2-5pm. Sorry again guys I will be missing the KSU group run. It'll be my birthday though I can do what I want right?

Thursday I'll be at the CRTR group run for the epic Easter egg followed by the Lizard...Saturday I plan on going to RATL racing well I'll see how the legs feel.

That's it yo.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Hi guys!

I have a few reminders!

On Wednesday, April 27 at about 7:15pm will be our last meeting of the year held in the Student Center Hub..It will take place after the 6pm group run and the Alumni Association will be providing Mugs (coffee) and Muffins while getting to meet our group!

I have a few awards to give out and some small SWAG for you guys..BUT You MUST ATTEND to RECEIVE.

Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler race is quickly approaching and if you plan on signing up for the Cleveland Rite Aid marathon...the price will continue to increase towards race day. Sign up soon!!

1) Please let me know if you will be around this summer/next fall
2) If you would like to contribute to writing on our blog-email me at
3) I am filing the paperwork to have a booth at the Blast-Off event next year that highlights student organizations. I will need some help guys.
4) Starting in the Fall Semester I will have group runs listed under the Kent Stater's 'group events' to help increase attendance.
5) I will need volunteers in late August to help post of up flyers in building around campus in preparation for the Fall semester.
6) If you would like to run as an officer-let me know.

That's all.

I cannot attend the group run tonight. Have fun guys. -Sara

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Don't Disturb the Natives

They'll get angry if you use their (allegedly) private drives for a running detour. It's a been a great week since the race-a-thon of 5k's and 25k's ppl have been running lately. This week, running club has gone at least fifteen miles between our two runs so far and it's great to see that kind of mileage after a vexing winter. Today we took a left-hand route down the river, eventually passing the water plant and into unknown territory (Jacob even lost track of where we were) and many of us were going at a very commendable pace. Be forewarned however: Come back from whence you came, lest the locals become aware of your presence on the Forbidden Path!

Live another day, learn another lesson, that's the word. And tell ppl about running club!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Jackson Laughs Race, Mugs & Muffins and the Monday Factory Run!

Hi everyone!
I hope everyone is doing well as we approach the end of the Spring semester. I have been speaking with the  the Kent State Alumni Association. They are putting together an event for us-The Kent State Running Club called “Mugs & Muffins” along with Student Organizations across campus.  The Alumni Association would like to stop by during one of your last meetings of the year to provide your organization with coffee and muffins.  The Alumni Association is trying to build relationships with other student organizations to see how we can both work together on future endeavors. 

So mark in down!
We are celebrating the end of the Spring semester after the April 27 Wednesday 6pm group run. At 7pm in the student center's Hub we will enjoying "Mugs & Muffins" with the Kent State Alumni Association! I am trying to get my hands on some donated running products to raffle off and if that is not enough- I will be giving out awards for the 2011 Spring KSU RUN Club! Even if you cannot make the run, this will be a great way to recap the semester.
I will also go over some information the the 2011 Fall semester.
(1) We will have a booth at Blast-Off. This is an event that highlights different organizations on campus to new students.
(2) Renewing paperwork for Fall
(3) Briefly discuss officers for next semester. Voting will take place in September.

The Factory Run!
A few of us went out for a great rain run following the 'factory route'. I think Jeff named it-Once going towards downtown Kent, make your way to Lake Street where you can enjoy the site of the factories down to Second Street. The link of the route is posted shortly.

Jackson Laughs 5k & 25k:
April 9: Jackson Laughs 5k/25k
This event need volunteers to assist with aid stations and registration. Jackson Laugh road race is on behalf of the National Fragile X Foundation. For more information, visit I have been assisting with this event and it would be awesome to see the Kent State Running Club out in full force! Feel free to email me for questions at

I will have flyers for the Kent State Running Club with me at Jackson Laughs 5k & 25k. I would be greatly appreciate if a few members wouldn't mind passing out these flyers to help promote the club on campus! If your interested in helping, let me know!

I promised y'all I was going to post the squirrel song.. It goes something like this.....Black squirrel, black squirrel shake your bushie tail, black squirrel, black squirrel shake your bushie tail, wrinkle up your little nose, put a nut between your toes, black squirrel, black squirrel shake your bushie tail!

The end of the year celebration will take place at 7pm (following the Wednesday 6pm night run) in the student center! Mugs (coffee) and muffins will be provided by the Kent State Alumni Association.
-Awards will be given out
-Possibly some raffle prizes
-Free food and cool people!
What's not to love?

Jackson Laughs 5k/25k this Saturday starting at the Dix Football Stadium!
Be there!

Peace out. Sara

Monday, April 4, 2011

Warmest Day of the Year

So what if it's raining or the thunderstorm warnings or the massive down pours that promise to hit. It's time for a RAIN RUN! 6PM-Student Center-Be there.

Next upcoming runs:
Today 6pm
Wednesday 6pm
Friday 3pm
Saturday: Jackson Laughs 5k & 25k Event!
Come out and support a great cause! If you aren't up for running, please consider volunteering for the event! Post a comment or email me at if you have any questions!

I still have a few Kent State Running Club shirts for sale if anyone is interested and representing good ole Kent State! See you guys out there this week!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day

3 of us Jeff, Louie, and I met up at the student center today at 3pm. Was quite warm and yet a little breezy, much better weather for a run. Amazing what 2 days can do from Snowing to Sunny. Oh Ohio. Anyways, we decided to do that 5k course they have marked around campus a few days early. Ran up East Summit to Main and then just around the main bus hub past the music center and all the way around towards the Ice Arena etc. The "big loop" as I am now calling it. Today was definitely some form of high school tours of the campus. There was groups of about 10-50 walking around different areas of the campus. Why does someone always feel the urge to yell "Run Forrest Run" when they see a group of people running by them? LOL like first off haven't they ever seen another running movie? and 2nd Forrest Gump wasn't even about running... it was a small part of that movie. Well I stopped on 1 loop a little over a 5k. I know we started at like 3:15 and I was sitting in my car by 3:42 so not sure what the time was I wasn't wearing a watch but i'm like the pace none the less. Jeff and Louie continued to do a 2nd loop i'm not sure on the details, I know they picked up the pace for sure.

See everyone monday possibly over the weekend in the rec.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Running in a Winter Wonderland

So 4 of us were awesome, insane, crazy, hardcore, dedicated whatever you want to call it. Jeff, Jacub, Greg and I met at the Student Center on campus once more and trekked on over to Louie's apartment. Ran up 6 flights of stairs found his place just by running down the halls looking for first names (HAHAHA). He didn't feel like running and I don't blame him. Then proceeded onto the Dix Stadium pathway same as we did Monday night. Snow and slush and puddles galore. Crossed a few bridges covered in like 2 inches of the stuff. On the way back we took a detour through a snowy unmarked path into the woods. Was it actually a shortcut? who knows.. it was adventurous.

- 4.7 miles lots of snow.. hoping for better weather around here somewhere.

See you all on Friday April 1st

3pm right?

- Adam

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Rec Center Track run

Well not an official meetup time, but made some small plans to maybe meet each other at the Rec tonight. Got there around 7pm Greg and I found Louie and Jeff and ended up doing speed intervals tonight. (My first interval workout) Warmed up with a mile probably what like 9 min? Someone let me know.. maybe even in the 8's we were cruising. Started a pyramid 200m fast 200m slow up to 400. The 3 of them pulled away a bit. Small water break in between. Greg, Louie, and Jeff started their 800m race pace as I did a 400. Ran for a good 35min or so total. Definitely the hardest run I have endured. Did a small amount of lifting after. Topped it off with a basketball shoot around. See everyone tomorrow for running club.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday to Dix Stadium Out and Back

So back from spring break tonight on this dreadful cold almost April night (isn't it spring? where is the weather?). 3 of us Louie, Jacub, and myself ran from the meet point in the student center to Dix Stadium. New trail to me it was fun. Stopped in the stadium for a few minutes (it was open). Continued back over a bridge and ended up slowing my own pace a bit. Not sure how far Louie and Jacub ran however Geodistance said I did somewhere in the 4.5-5 mile range. :) It was cold but sunny and dry. Hopefully it warms up by the time Jackson Laughs rolls around on the 9th. Good run you guys, see everyone Wednesday.

- Adam

Monday, March 21, 2011

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Race Report

I hope everyone is enjoying their spring break and isn't slacking off on the training too much. I had the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach this Sunday and it was nice to see the ocean. I got there on Saturday and the expo was awesome. A whole convention hall with big name vendors and running stores for all the gear you wanted. It was also nice to try samples of some new products and sports drinks. Big events like this usually have giant expo's and great discounts on lots of gear. My sister got a pair of bright orange Newton running shoes. As Adam would say "2 Flashy." Anyways like the 5 other marathons I have done I wasn't healthy. The night before I felt a lot worse than just a simple sore throat and went to a walk in clinic. Doctor said I had a sinus infection. In 2009 I had a sinus infection the day before this same race. I really don't know why I am so unhealthy for marathons and healthy for all my triathlons. Anyways I knew I would finish but it wouldn't be easy. Race morning was quite chilly. It was about 40 degrees and very windy with the beach being only a block away. The Half Marathon started at 7am and the Marathon at 8am. The start of the race was fairly organized with corrals based on finish time being released every minute. Starting thousands of people at once is very overwhelming and it is easy to accidentally roll your ankle on someone (Philly 2008). I made sure to not go out too fast but with thousands of people around you it is not easy. Even with your Garmin telling you your pace it is so easy to go out too fast. In a 26.2 mile race this is something that you cannot do. If you expend too much energy in the early parts of a race, you will pay for it later. I maintained my pace and kept trucking along. The first few miles things started to spread out and there was room for you to run. The spectators were great and the aid stations were well staffed. By mile 5 everyone was stripping off their long sleeve shirts and hats/gloves they started the race with. I settled into my pace and tried to take my mind off the fact that I couldn't get a deep breath and my legs started to hurt only a few miles in from the lack of oxygen flow to my muscles. I just kept rolling through motivational quotes in my mind like "3 letters not in your alphabet are DNF" and "you can quit and no one will care, but you will always know." By 17 I was in my runners zone and just kept putting one foot in front of another. This was the hardest part of the race since mile 17-21 there were very few spectators since we were on part of the Naval Base. There were soldiers earlier in the race but not now. It became hard to keep motivation. By mile 20 things got bad for a lot of people since this is the time people hit "The Wall." Miles 20-23, the side of the roads were littered with runners walking, stopping to stretch or simply bent over grimacing in pain. These are some of the people that went out too fast and I have been that person in past races. I always tell people, If you are feeling good at mile 15 and want to pick up the pace, wait until mile 20 to do it, when you hit mile 20 you WILL be hurting and won't want to pick up the pace and will be glad you conserved that energy. Once you hit mile 20 it becomes "oh it's only another 10K" but it is a long 10k. What becomes even worse is at miles 22-24 people saying "You are almost done!" It is a long last few miles and one girl had the correct sign that read "Classic spectator lie: You are almost done." Once I got to mile 24 I was running parallel to the beach and mentally it messed with you since you were at 70th street and had to get to the 30's. Of course you tell yourself "don't look at the signs" and you wind up looking at every single one. I tried to tell myself that my knees and legs weren't in agony and needed to toughen up! Those last few miles are simply mental. Before I knew it I was turning onto the boardwalk and running right along the beach. There were spectators for the last 3/4 mile and that really helped. Knowing there were kegs of Yeungling and Irish Stew at the end also provides motivation :). The last mile with all those spectators you feel invincible and with hundreds of people cheering it is an awesome feeling. I crossed the finish line with an official time of 3hrs 57min 27sec which is about 9 min miles. It was nice to finish my 6th marathon and healthy or not, once you cross that finish line, that can NEVER be taken away from you :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Break Awaits

Hi Runners-
This weeks evening Monday and Wednesday 6pm runs were well attended. Even some of the original run clubbers Kelly and Lexie came out on Wednesday. Great to see everyone...Who didn't all..cough[Greg Kovats].. : ) After Adam mentioned he might be sleeping, our Monday night run had a mission wake up Greg and off to Campus Pointe we went!

Greg had a good point however for someone who does not like running in the mud...

If the Kent State Running Club was able to have a table at the Black Squirrel 5k and/or Jackson Laughs 5k/25k near registration, would we be able to find 4 volunteers total to talk about running club?
For example if the race beings at 8am, would anyone be willing to volunteer on behalf of the club from say 7:30ish-9:30ish approximately? I don't want to approach the race directors just yet if no one is willing to help..Email me at and tell me your thoughts!

The next group run is Friday at 3pm. Remember attendance might be slower than usual with Spring Break...I might be there...TBD. I will be at the Saturday trail run. Details are posting are the group run tab.

Ode to Spring Break in Cleveland
Oh how I look forward to gray skies and gray lakes
As long as it is not snow, I will get what I can take
TNT Tanning will give me my perfect bake
Who needs the perfect wake?
Instead I will eat cake
And make
and BA poem about my SPRING BREAK!

Oh yeahh my English teachers would be so proud...So wait till next weeks poem about the black squirrel. Yes I am serious.

Enjoy the week off. You deserve it. Give yourself a hug!

:  The Ledges
Time:  8:30 am
Speaker:  Lee Conner
We will be raffling off a pair of Montrail Shoes, hydration, nutrition samples and other store goodies.  The store will be open to clinic attendees only...special discounts as well!!!
RSVP to :  (me) Sara Harper (  and I will forward your RSVP to the organizer of the event.
Stay tuned for more details and invite anyone and everyone you know!! All are welcome, it's a clinic for newbies, men and women combined!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rain Runs and Racing

Hi Runners-
Sorry I was not at the evening runs this week. I just got over an illness and I wanted to make sure I stay healthy. However I heard many of you did indeed meet up for runs this week! Good job guys!!

I have had several people ask me 'who is racing this weekend'.
There is a great road race this Saturday at 9:45am in Cleveland put on by Hermes Cleveland. Please see the link below. There is a 2-mile and 5-mile race!
I have to work but I will be with you in spirit!!
If you do race, please send me your results, pictures, etc.

Please feel free to commit on this post to follow who will be attend the race this weekend and to help coordinate rides, who to look for, etc.

The next group run is this Friday at 3pm.
See you then. -Even if it's snowing I WILL BE THERE!!! 3PM.

Under the 'group runs' tab you can find the Saturday/Sunday trail run information as well.
Happy Running Y'all!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Volunteering for Jackson Laughs

Hey Kent State Runners!
Volunteers are need for the April 9: Jackson Laughs 5k/25k

This event need volunteers to assist with aid stations and rolling road blocks for the 25k course. Jackson Laugh road race is on behalf of the National Fragile X Foundation. For more information, visit I have been assisting with this event and it would be awesome to see the Kent State Running Club out in full force!

To sign up for volunteer, contact Ben Koberna at:

Next group run is Wednesday at 6pm. See you then.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Catch A Leprachuannn..ah Little Green Dude. Race.

So what if I am not able to spell leprachaun without spellcheck :)

A few brave runners did not let this Sunday snowfall get the down as they braced themselves for challenging 5k and 15k road race events. Therefore Louie and Adam get the award for KSU Run Club Runners of the week. Yay! If anyone raced this weekend please let me know so I can add you to this list!

Louie ran an impressive est. 1:03:00 for the 15k taking first in his age group. Adam is a beast running his second 5k race!!! Congrats and a job well done!

Other notes:
Upcoming group runs
Monday 9 AM & 6 PM
Wednesday 6 AM & 6 PM

Friday, March 4, 2011

This Weekend's Race Information!

Sunday, March 6: Catch a Leprechaun 5k-15k-30k in Elyria, Ohio
Link for more information:

Several of us are planning at race the 'Catch A Leprechaun' race in Elryia this Sunday morning. The races (5k/15k/30k) start at 8 AM. I know I am leaving Kent by 6 AM. Come out and JOIN!

Friday @ 3PM
Monday @ 9 AM
Monday @ 6 PM
*Always meeting at the Student Center*

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Trail Running Clinic & Wednesday's 'Graveyard' Run

I know a lot of you are interested but are not quite sure about this thing called trail running. Here is your chance to get familiar with in and join several others getting the 'run down' from Grunt Girl Racing trail runner great Lee Connor.

:  The Ledges
Time:  8:30 am
Speaker:  Lee Conner
We will be raffling off a pair of Montrail Shoes, hydration, nutrition samples and other store goodies.  The store will be open to clinic attendees only...special discounts as well!!!
RSVP to :  (me) Sara Harper (  and I will forward your RSVP to the organizer of the event.
Stay tuned for more details and invite anyone and everyone you know!! All are welcome, it's a clinic for newbies, men and women combined!!!!

Wednesday's 6pm Group Run:
Attendance continues to grow in the cool weather in the evening group runs. 5 of us showed up for a great run this evening. We ran towards the Crain bridge-Hike N' Bike-left into the development-pass the graveyard, left on 43 by the HS, left on Crain bridge and through downtown to the Kent State campus.
Here is a link to the route as well:

Great run tonight guys! Good 6 miler run. Don't worry we can always shorten and modify our run for anyone who shows up. Come out and join! I had minimized the amount of mud so Greg wouldn't have to worry about his Newton shoes getting a little dirty..It's not like they are..ah just shoes! :)

Come out and join!!!
Happy Running

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday Raceday & Monday Night Adventure Run

Happy Monday!
Now don't act like you are so excited to be entering the 8th week of the semester?!? CRAZY.
Okay down the businessessess. (This is how I type/think after caffeine and past 11pm)

Monday Night Adventure Run
Greg, Jake? (ahh I am sorry I cannot quite remember your name) and myself went on quite the 'adventure' run today. I decided to guide them on the river run. Well-the river is flooded. I mean FLOOOOODED. We detoured a few times and when we came to the covered bridge traveling West bound on the hike n' bike trail it then became dangerous so we made our way back to Kent State. I am sure Greg is cursing me out for getting his Newton running shoes wet...The run was at a moderate pace with Greg putting in a BEASTLY 14 MILES...He said he felt squirrely. Rest of us stopped at a solid 4-miler run for the night. Great run guys. I enjoyed it. I was able to get in another 3. Very successful day indeed!

Sunday Race day
The Kent State Running Club is going to represent at the NCN Racing Catch a Leprechaun 5k/15k/30k running road race this Sunday with races beginning at 8 am. 5 racers from what I hear will be participating in a combination of all three events. I will be there cheering, snapping some sweet race pictures in support and/or running. TBD Saturday afternoon for me, but I will be there! On the fence? C'mon out and be apart of it! A link is posted on the previous post.

Link of the Day:
The 'pain in the arse' subject that is never really discussed...Glute Strength and the importance of working this key muscle group.,7120,s6-238-263-266-13852-0,00.html

Lastly, if you are interested in being added to the Kent State Running Club Email List-send all inquiries to Sara Harper at Only myself, Sara, has access to this list and it is kept private. After writing up a new post-once a week I send the link and any other important information out in a short email to the list recipients. You may also request to be taken off the list at anytime. I do it to help you-the runners-get the information you need.

Happy Running!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Races Coming Up!

Sunday, March 6: Shamrock 5k-15k *starts at noon* in Cuyahoga Falls,Ohio
Link for online registration:

Sunday, March 6: Catch a Leprechaun 5k-15k-30k in Elyria, Ohio
Link for more information:

Race Update
Saturday, April 2: Black Squirrel 5k Race
Pre-registration deadline is March 3. After that, the fees go up $5 until March 25th.
Link for more information:

Monday @ 9 AM
Monday @ 6 PM
*Always meeting at the Student Center*

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Post!

As you all know about now-when Kent State cancels-group runs are cancelled.
The next group run is tomorrow morning in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at the Pine Hollow trail head tomorrow

Saturday, Feb. 26
10:15 am –  Pine Hollow water available.  Multiple loops, choose your distance, 3-5 miles and up.
Sunday, Feb. 27
8 am-Happy Days trail in CVNP. This will also act as a familiarization run for those who plan on running the Fools 25k/50k.  It will be a big group. Come on out and join the fun!
Black Squirrel 5k Race
Just an FYI to you and the running club, the pre-registration deadline for the BS5K is March 3. After that, the fees go up $5 until the deadline March 25th. Look forward to seeing you and the club at the race

Kent State Running Club Shirts
2-small shirts still available
1-medium shirt still available

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Interclub Social Event

Hi Kent State Runners!
Want to mingle with other people in Northeast Ohio who run, bike, and tri? Then come to the Interclub social hosted by CAMBA (Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association), CWRRC (Cleveland West Road Runners) and several other clubs for a night of Bowling and Socializing at the Winking Lizard in Lakewood on March 4 at 6pm. There's bowling too! For more information visit,
There will be having Appetizers, drinks, and bowling in the basement! This was a great event the last two years. Hope to see everyone there! Attendees are being asked to donate a fe dollars to Girls With Sole-a Cleveland-based non-profit. Visit,
P.S. I will be trying to drag Greg with me to Lakewood-if anyone is interested and needs a ride, let me know. PEACE OUT

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Icy Sidewalks-Wed Night Group Run at the Rec Center

Due to less than great conditions out there-I am moving this Wednesday's group run to the KSU Rec Center Track. Feel free to run outside if you wish. Ice is not exactly my 'BFF'.

I plan on a moderate run and a conversational pace. If you know me, you know I talk too much for own good. It does come in handy when trying to pass the time however.

February 23 Wednesday Night Run 6pm-REC TRACK

Remember get moving and RUN!

Running Shirts Are IN!

There are 2-extra small and 1-extra medium shirts up for grabs. $16-let me know if your interested!
Have you had a race recently?!? SEND ME PICTURES! I want to highlight them in the blog-shotout to Carly!! She races her first 5k road race this past Saturday in the Chili Bowl in Cleveland. Congrats!!!

Link of the Day:
When planning your training-do not cram all your key training runs into one week. Think of the bigger picture.,7120,s6-238-267--13781-0,00.html?cm_mmc=training-_-2011_02_22-_-training-_-TRAINING%3a%20A%20Bigger%20Week

Let's get motivated:,7124,s6-243-297--13848-0,00.html?cm_mmc=training-_-2011_02_22-_-training-_-MOTIVATION%3a%20Running%20in%20Circles

Nutrition Question: Are you consuming too much high fructose corn syrup?? I know I did today. I am about to bounce of the walls and cannot sit still...That's the last time I eat a whole bag a watermelon twists in one sitting...Oh like you haven't done the very same thing!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Running Shirts Are IN!

Yes-I got an email today and the shirts are in! I will pick them up this Wednesday and you can pick up your shirts NEXT Tuesday evening-February 22-from 7-8pm in the lobby of Nixson. If you are in class or something of that nature, email me at so we can find another time meet.

Shirt PICK UP:
Tuesday, February 22
Nixson building, 7-8pm

If you have questions or if you are interested in one of the extra shirts-email me. The price is $16. Most of you put down an deposit. Full pay is due at time of pick-up. No Exceptions. If you are not sure how much you still owe-again-email me.

The weather report for this upcoming week is very promising!!! Tues-Thurs will be in the 40's
It's time to bust out the sun block, shorts, and flippy floppies!

I bring you
 Spring Break is coming up...33 days NOT like I am countin'
Do you and your friend want to get in shape??? Well..How about joining running club for a group run!

Link of the DAY:
The Magic of Running Mantras!
Are you in need of something to help push farther? Mantras are where its at!! No lie-I found myself telling myself today in my 15k trail race "Just Keep Runninn"-Sang it like Dori from Finding Nemo-Laugh I dare ya, but I ran pretty darn well today! For more helpful tools, view the story through the link below.,7120,s6-238-244--13819-0,00.html

Happy Running for ALL!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Myth Busters Edition: Run Club Style

Myth Busters Edition: Run Club Style

1) Is Running in the Cold Bad for Your Lungs?
Myth: Busted. If you have a pre-existing condition such as asthma or a respiratory infection, you could be more susceptible. BUT to the normal runner-if you use common sense and dress appropriately, you will be fine. Check out this link above for more details.

2) Not Just Anyone Can Complete a Marathon (26.2mi)
Myth: Busted. There are some great beginner training plans out there to help get from start to finish. There is also a walker's division in most races. Don't let the the number scare you. Start smaller at a half-marathon and build your confidence! You would be surprised of what you are capable of accomplishing.

Other News
Shirts-The artwork for the shirts was approved this morning so they are going to print. I will send out updates as soon as I know. Thanks for being patient.

Monday Track Workout-This past Monday at 6pm-Greg, myself, Miranda, and Louis did a modified track workout in the Kent rec center. If blizzard like conditions are taking place..Maybe this should be the alternative? Thoughts??

Today's run is at 6pm-meeting at the student center as usual.
If you want to help distribute flyers-let me know, we have lots printed!

I do apologize I personally will not be able to run at 6pm this evening-I will be at Ohio Indoor Cycling and Friday 3pm I will be out of town at that time. If anyone would like to fun Friday morning-let me know. Probably an easy 6 or so miles.

Saturday's Trail Run-the info and location is a post or two back. I will be there on Saturday and running easy for a 15k trail race this Sunday.

Happy Running!

If you need to contact

Friday, February 4, 2011

Updated Blog!

So I took some time to give the blog page a face lift-
The side bar is a quick reference to the group run times and the tentative race calendar.

Please leave me suggestions for the play list :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Group Runs Today Cancelled

Hi gang-

The only time group runs are cancelled is when Kent State-main campus closes. Run at your own risk-be careful.

If you are still interested in a shirt-I have 2-small shirts left. Email me:

Upcoming Runs: Saturday/Sunday trail runs
**Please note I will not be able to attend on Saturday but I do reccommend it!
If you would like to run with this group-here is the information:
Saturday, Feb. 5 10:15 a -Oakhill Trailhead, multiple loops in the same area, choose your own distance and time, 1-2 hours. Bathrooms but no running water.
Sunday, Feb. 6
8 am Ledges Shelter.  Multiple loops available, choose your own distance. Restrooms and running water.

The next group run is scheduled for Friday-3pm. Remember we are meeting at the main doors at the Student Center-We will wait till 3:10 (10mins late-if we know to expect you).

Keep spreading the word about the Kent State Running Club! I love getting emails from people who are interested in joining!

Okay so now it's time for the random link of the day-it's a good one!
Billy Joel's-Running on ICE!!!! YES

Want more traction on uneven surfaces? Check out YakTRAX:
The Yaktrax Pro-
Yaktrax have a unique, spikeless, patented coil design, unlike other products on the market.
The Yaktrax Pro will instantly give you better traction, confidence and safety on packed snow or ice. Move about naturally with the same solid grip that you are accustomerd to on dry surfaces. Walk or run as you normally would and experience stability on ice and snow like you have never felt before.
Made with high strength, abrasion resistant 1.4mm steel coils and heavy duty natural rubber material, the Yaktrax Pro easily conforms to the shape of your boot or shoe. With its patented SkidLock coil design, the Yaktrax Pro provides 360 degrees of traction on packed snow and ice and can be worn in temperatures as low as -41° Fahrenheit.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Running Club-The Takeover

So it begins. The plan is to have a flyer on every board on Kent State-main campus of course. Let's see those numbers at group runs continue to grow!

Greg was nice enough to offer modifying the current flyer to add those handy-nandy tear-off tabs to the bottom of the flyers. I am asking the officers in particular to hang up flyers. Once it's approved-100 Copies hopefully will be posted on boards across the Kent campus. Running Club is takin' over. If you too would like a few copies to hang up-let me know and I get you a few!

I hope everyone enjoys their snowday today. Sleep in (I was just too excited and woke up at 6:30am anyway), enjoy the day off, and be safe! Remember it is indeed icy today. I would not suggest running outside, if you do, wait till midday. This is just one of the those days where the recreation center might be a better option. You can have serious injury falling on ice-use precautions!

Article of the Day!
Fully Fit-Improve your form and avoid injury with this elite coach's FAST head-to-toe workout.
Runner's World:,7120,s6-238-263-266-13823-0,00.html?cm_mmc=training-_-2011_02_01-_-training-_-Training%3a%20Full%20Fit

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kent Read Kent Write Kent Remeber It's Almost February!

Kent Read Kent Write Kent Remember It's Almost February!
Hello hello!
Just a few small items today:

1) I have placed the t-shirt order. I have ordered a few extras. 1-medium and 2-small shirts can still be available to purchase

2)As for the shirt order, it should take around 4 weeks for turn around and for me to receive them. THEREFORE-I will step up a small meeting most likely for 7pm on a Tuesday evening in Nixson so those who have ordered a shirt or want to purchase one of the extras, may in fact do so. That meeting will be around the end of Feb/beginning of March.

3) Saturday Trail Run! (And Sunday if you prefer!)
Lydia came out and joined me and the rest of the GGR Gang (15 or so runners) for a great trail run this Saturday morning. This upcoming Saturday, Feb 5th, I have to take a CPR Certification class at the rec center at the same time.

If you would like to run with this group-here is the information:
Saturday, Feb. 5 10:15 a -Oakhill Trailhead, multiple loops in the same area, choose your own distance and time, 1-2 hours. Bathrooms but no running water.

Sunday, Feb. 6
8 am Ledges Shelter.  Multiple loops available, choose your own distance. Restrooms and running water.
Saturday, Feb. 12 10:15 am – Cover Bridge/Perkins Trail where Wheatley Road becomes Everett Road. Intersecting Loop Trails, 5 mile main loop.  Bathroom, no water. ****I will be doing a light-light run this day because I (Sara Harper) am racing the 15k Run with your Heart race in the North Chagrin Reservation.

4) I heard we had good turnouts throughout the week! Keep up the good work and please post flyers I sent out from the previous email in your buildings!! What to run with more people?? Recruit!

If the snow, cold, and lack of sun (unless you stick your head under your desk spot light) is starting to get it you and ya could USE a little motivation--Read this article about Lisa Smith-Batchen. She is the urban dictionary's definition of committed.,7120,s6-243-297--13747-0,00.html

All of us at some point, wore an old pair of shoes down to the bone...maybe you could poke your toe out which you explained as a great ventilation system, or you fell in love with a busted pair of flippy floppies that you could never part with-that is until now.
Foot Smart-Got Injury? Your everyday shoes can prevent injuries so why not read up not this article?,7120,s6-240-323--13251-0,00.html

I leave you with quote from the late-the great-Steve Pre:
"A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more."

Don't slack. Don't make Excuses. Just Run Smart

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First Group Runs, Cool-Fun-Interesting Facts, Pick-up Run

Both group runs today went off well from the feedback I heard. Great to hear guys!! Don't worry I promise Spring will be around the cover in no time!

Cool-fun-interesting fact #1 : Running in the snow adds the resistance-therefore it takes more energy to overcome it...Basically those runners who run outside in the snow (safely) on most occasions are FASTER in the spring than those runners who are confined to those blasted treadmills!

A few of the runners said that they were going to run tomorrow night-same starting/end point. C'mon out and join for some winter running fun!
...(I will be spending some much needed quality time with my bicycle-but I highly encourage you to go out and run!)

In other NEWS! Jeff V. will be our new Treasurer for the Spring 2011 Semester...
Wanna help out? There is still a position available-Historian! Email me for details!

Greg Kovats was nice enough to send me a link to for some much needed tips for RUNNING in COLD WEATHER. Let's be honest, Northeast Ohio feels like the North Pole these days...If you haven't heard me mention it before: FROSTBITE IS FOREVER!!!!  So be smart! Check it this article with important tips!
4 Cold-Weather Running Tips for Beginners

Again-Saturday's Trail Run
Pine Hollow-Quick Rd
Arrive at 10am-start run at 10:15am
Please RSVP to me so I know to look for you!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First Meeting Minutes!

Open to-undergraduate, graduate, staff and facility members!
All abilities levels are welcomed!

**All runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays will start and finish at the SAME location. This is the main entrance JUST INSIDE of the Student Center. The main entrance is where the double staircase, indoor fountain, bookstore and market are located.**


*Saturday morning group runs will take place in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park-mostly likely on trails or the towpath (crushed limestone paths). The Saturday runs will differ every weekend so please check the blog here for weekly updated or email me on the location of those runs.*

Saturday January 29: Trail Run
Pine Hollow, Quick Road
10:15 a.m.
5 to 6 mile run

February 19, 2011-Chili Bowl Classic 5k
                Location: Cleveland-Tower City
March 6, 2011-Catch a Leprechaun 5k & 15k & 30k
                Location: Avon Lake area-NCN Racing
March 12, 2011: St. Malachi Run 5mi & 2mi
                Location: Cleveland-Hermes Cleveland
March 19, 2011: Strongsville Super Saturday 5k
                Location: Strongsville-recreation center
April 2, 2011-Black Squirrel 5k
                Location: Kent-recreation center
April 9, 2011-Jackson Laughs 5k &25k
                Location: Kent-Dix
April 23, 2011-Hermes 10 Miler
                Location: Cleveland-Edgewater Park-Hermes C.
May 15, 2011-Cleveland Rite Aid 10k/Half/Full Marathon
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A SHIRT, PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY I AM PLACING THE ORDER THIS FRIDAY! I would appreciate at least a $10 deposit if possible so I don't need to put them all on my credit card.
Details of the shirt design can be found on the previous post.

If you are interested, please contact me, Sara Harper at
We need a:
(1) Treasurer-Assist me with different aspects of the running club and come up with fund-raisers for our club
(2) Historian-Do you like to write? Then this is for you! Assist me with keeping updates about the club on the blog and/or create a website for the club.
-Field House track interval workouts-beginning most likely in March/April
-Fundraiser this April
-Jackson Laughs Event on April 9!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Update on the Shirts!

I just back to official shirt "price estimate."
$16-18.00 dollars.

Here is a link to the base shirt that will be printed:
Color: Gold
Wicking T-shirt that is perfect to run and workout in!

Front Logo with "Kent State Running Club"

Back Logo: printed on the gold color shirt

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shirt Orders!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to give you all an update on this shirts.
For those of you that might not know, we will be placing our first order very shortly-hopefully at our FIRST MEETING: Jan 25 (Tuesday) at 7pm-Nixson Rm 102.

Front: Kent State Running Club (blue lettering)
(KSU Logo)-screen print
shirt color will be yellow/gold in technical material-not cotton.
Back: Run Like You Stole Something (letter color black or blue-depending on cost difference)
Black Squirrel-screen print.

I will have the updated version posted online here probably in a day or so. I finally found a person to go through for the design. PLEASE-especially if you would like to place an order, and cannot attend our first meeting-tell me prior to Jan 25.

Price estimate is $15 each. Not bad considering front and back print and lettering and its a material that is COMFY to run in! The shirts will be at cost! WE are not charging extra or making an profit on them either. This is a great way how we can represent ourselves. With that being said, if anyone thinks the back print of the shirt might be a problem-please submit an alternate idea.

Thanks Guys.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jackson Laughs and More!

Jackson Laughs 5k & 25k Event:
Please come out and support the Jackson Laughs fundraiser to support the National Fragile X Foundation. This organization is coordinating research, legislative efforts, and support services. Your support translates directly to getting us closer and closer to a cure. On April 9th 2011 at Kent State Universities Dix Stadium, there will be a 5k, and a 25k. You can register for the event at under Jackson Laughs, or you can go directly to Can’t make the race and would still like to support us. Visit where you can donate directly. Our goal is to raise $100,000. Please come out to support the cure for Fragile X.
Let's step up KSU Run Club and show up in full force to this wonderful event! Worried you will not be ready. Get running now! You have 3 months to prepare! This also is an great event to help prepare yourself for that spring half or full marathon!

Let's get out and support other sporting events at Kent State University!

Hi all, I recieved some information of the Center of Student Involvement about a sponsored basketball game for us-that are involved in student organizations.
The poster advertises food, fun and prizes. We are college students-who turns down free food? Really?!

The game is held on: Sunday, January 23 at 2PM
KSU MAC Center
If you interested in attending, please contact me at so I can give a headout! Thanks!!
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Spring Running Club Meeting

Hi Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your winter break. Now it's time to get back to steppin' on the road, trail, or if you dare....the Treadmill.

Our first (MOST IMPORTANT MEETING) of the semester is coming up on January 25th at 7 PM at the Nixson Building Rm 102? The kitchen...On the first floor-ya cant miss it!

It will only be 30-45minutes tops and the agenda will include:

Electing New Officers-The Historian and Treasurer will be replaced this semester due to lack of involved of the elected in the fall semester. If you want one of these positions, please let me know. I will describe what it entails at the meeting.

T-shirts-we have the design finalized. I need to find an affordable printer for THE Bomb design! Haven't seen the design? Go back two posts I believe....Once I find a printer and get prices...ill be collecting and takin orders!

Base Training-Yay! winter....sometimes I wonder if I'll ever run after this week. Anyway I have started base training running and on the bike for that matter. Basically-long(er) and slow(er) miles. Hit me up ( if you wanna join. I am still kicking here in lovely Kent over the break. I'll Be a Runnin!!!

Late Winter/Spring Races-So you wanna set a goal and have something to work towards, take a look at some races. There are links to races that I have either attended in the past and/or will race again this season and I give 'em 2 THUMBS UP

Here we go:
Run with Your Heart, trail race including a 8k & 15k in the Chagrin area on Feb 31 Registration is almost closed for this one!

Catch a Leprachaun 5k & 15k & 30k, located in the Avon area, takes place on March 6 All road baby. Alot of the miles done within the local bike lanes..and residential streets. (2 years ago-pouring rain and about 35 degrees. There was no need for ice...The body was numb, numb, numb...

Jackson Laughs 5k & 25k, located here in Kent to support a GREAT CAUSE!
Proceeds for this event to go the Fragile X Organization. Jackson was born with the genetic mutation and effects 100,000 Americans.  The race will begin at the Kent State Dix Stadium and will be an amazing event. Not ready to race? Volunteer! I can contact the race organizer to set it up. I've talked with Jackson's father, the race organizer, and said that I would do the best to make sure that the Kent State University Running Club would come out in full force!!
Jackson Laugh's Facebook Page:!/pages/Jackson-Laughs/165709780113966

In conclusion:
The first meeting is scheduled
WHEN: Jan 25
WHERE: KSU,  Nixson Building Rom 102-AKA The Kitchen
TIME:7 PM-7:45PM

Be there of be square!