2023 Bowman Cup 5K

Join us in-person for the 22nd Annual Bowman Cup 5k Race and 1-Mile Run-Walk-Roll on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 as we kickoff Homecoming Week. The race, named after fedora-loving former Kent State University President Dr. George Bowman, will take place during Kent State University Spirit Week. Running the course allows participants to enjoy the scenic route through Kent State University and its surrounding community. Race will use chip timing.
Date:  2023-10-14
Distance:  5K
City:  Kent
Registration Cost:  $32
State:  Ohio
Hosted By:  Kent State University
  • Well Organized
  • Scenic Course
  • Pre And Post Race Festivities Indoors
  • Post Race Breakfast And Snacks Provided
  • Lots Of Award Divisions
  • Mini Racing Bibs
  • No Finisher Medals
  • Race Advertises Performance Shirts, But Basic T-shirts Were Provided To Runners
  • Race Was Not On Homecoming Day
  • Unpredictable Weather
  • Shirt Design Pretty Boring


The Bowman Cup 5K is the kick off event for Kent State University homecoming. The race is well organized and features a scenic loop course through the campus and surrounding paved trails. Pre and post race festivities are held inside which is nice.
Posted Nov 14, 2023


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Scott O
Kent, Ohio
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