Do you want to run? Do you want to be my friend? Then you should join my new run club!
Anyone who wants to run with our group is welcome! We launched the club with a few people from H2O who started calling themselves the Fellowship of the Hawk (FOTH) because of a red-tailed hawk we repeatedly encountered in the trees near our starting (and ending) point. But you don’t have to be a hawk. You don’t have to be a part of H2O. In fact, you barely have to be a runner. We welcome anyone who wants to give it a try.
We meet for a no-commitment, once-a-week, easy-does-it group run around the campus of Kent State University. Our standard distance is three miles, but we can help make suggestions for shorter or longer variations on our route. We also guarantee that a new runner will never finish last!
We start warming up together on Thursdays at 4:30 PM. We’re usually done between 5:00 and 5:30 PM.
We start on the campus of Kent State University, at the picnic area between Centennial Courts and the Music Building. It’s easily walkable (or runnable) from anywhere on campus. Our meeting point is right next to a large Kent State University Commuter parking lot. In addition, metered parking is available nearby.
It’s hard to maintain — much less build — friendships in the context of a pandemic. Running offers an open-air, easily-distanced, healthy space for conversation and camaraderie.
We run rain or shine, steam or ice. At least through the end of the Kent State University Spring Semester. We hope you might join us for a run, whenever you feel like the circumstances might be right.