Kent State University Risman Plaza, Kent, Ohio, Portage County, United States

Start Date

04/15/2023

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Walking only, Running race, Virtual race, 5K (3.1 Miles)

Imagine being a combat veteran and trying to return home only to feel alone and out of place... Wild Ops is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists to find these warriors and provide them with a safe and natural place to connect with one another and God. Whether you are looking for a fun run or if you want to compete for the prize, this fundraising event is for everyone. Wild Ops and the Kent State Veterans Club invites you to come out and support our Nations Heroes during our Wild Ops 5k Race For Warriors Fundraiser! All proceeds go toward supporting the Wild Ops Mission... Veterans dedicated to helping fellow combat Veterans find support, hope, and healing in the battle of transitioning back into civilian life through facilitating faith-based wilderness excursions. The in-person events will be held at the Kent State University Main Campus which begins and ends in the Risman Plaza at the Kent State Student Center. The course will be clearly marked and will take you through the Kent State Campus via the Esplanade and along the Portage Bike & Hike Trail. After the race there will be a post-race party and an awards ceremony.

In Person Participation: Check-in and Race Day registration will begin at 9am. Events will begin at 10am. Individual Registration packets for early registrations can be picked up on April 27 - 28 at the Kent State Center For Adult & Veterans Services Office located in the Schwartz Building at 800 East Summit Street Room 181, Kent, Ohio 44242 between the hours of 10am-2pm. The Timed event for this Race will be timed by GCXC Race Timing & Managment. Runner's BIBS will be given out during check-in on the day of the Race. Please make sure to arrive early enough to ensure you are checked-in prior to the start time. 

All in person participants will receive:

  • Entry Into The 5k Race
  • Free Meal Immediately After Race
  • Free T-Shirt
  • Water & Snacks At All Aid Stations
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Male/Female Finisher Medals and other prizes(see below)
  • 5k Participation Medal to ALL Finishers

Virtual Participation: This 5k walk/run event is open to anyone, anywhere. If you live in another state or are not able to join us for the in-person event on race day, sign up for our Virtual Race. Anyone who signs up for the virtual race will have from April 15 - April 29 to complete their 5k. Virtual participants can choose to run/walk their distance all in one day or spread out over the course of the two weeks. Upon registration and leading up to the event, virtual participants will receive instructions on how to log in to runsignup.com and input their distances and times. All submissions must be entered by 11am on April 29, 2022. Virtual registration is only $25 however, when registering for a virtual event, registrants have the option to pay an additional $5.00 if they wish to receive an event t-shirt in order to cover the cost of shipping. Virtual registration packets will be mailed to the participants address that they use during registration.

Prizes:

1st Place Male/Female: 1st Place Custom Design Race Medal, $50.00 Amazon Gift Card, 1 Free Registration For 2024 Wild Ops 5k Race

2nd Place Male/Female: 2nd Place Custom Design Race Medal, $25.00 Amazon Gift Card, 1 Free Registration For 2024 Wild Ops 5k Race

3rd Place Male/Female: 3rd Place Custom Design Race Medal, $10.00 Amazon Gift Card, Free Registration For 2024 Wild Ops 5k Race

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 5K Walk (Not Timed)

    Get some good exercise as you leisurely walk your way through the guided route at your own pace and support a great cause all at the same time. Select this option if you intend to walk the route instead of running.
    Activity Starts: 4/29/2023 10:00 - Activity Ends: 4/29/2023 11:30
    Registration opens : 7/1/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Walking only
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $3.95
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/28/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $4.29
    • Registration opens : 4/29/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/29/2023 10:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $4.63


  2. 5K Race (Timed)

    Are you ready to compete against others for that FIRST PLACE PRIZE? This event is just for you! This event is timed by GCXC Race Timing & Management and is the only in person competitive event that will take place for this 5k. Select this option if you want to run to the finish line to claim your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prize!
    Activity Starts: 4/29/2023 10:00 - Activity Ends: 4/29/2023 11:30
    Registration opens : 7/1/2022 09:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2022 09:00
      Registration closes : 10/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $3.95
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/28/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $4.29
    • Registration opens : 4/29/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/29/2023 10:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $4.63


  3. 5k Nationwide Virtual Run/Walk

    Upon registering and leading up to race day, virtual participants will receive instructions on how to login to runsignup and upload their distances and times. The 5k does not have to be completed all in one day but can be spread out over the course of two weeks. All submissions must be in by 4/29/22 at 11am. Virtual registrants have the option during registration to pay an additional $5.00 to receive an event t-shirt if they wish.
    Activity Starts: 4/15/2023 00:00 - Activity Ends: 4/29/2023 23:59
    Registration opens : 7/1/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $3.95
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/14/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $4.29
    • Registration opens : 4/15/2023 00:00
      Registration closes : 4/29/2023 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $4.63


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