Trotting with the Dawgs

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Obesity Initiative at UGA

Logo courtesy of UGA Alumni Association

Logo courtesy of UGA Alumni Association

Winter may have meant less exercise for some, but with spring around the corner, a 5K may be just the way to get moving again.

UGA alumni and friends will pound the pavement together during the Seventh Annual Dawg Trot 5K on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Runners and walkers will follow the route across the University of Georgia campus from Stegeman Coliseum up to Baldwin Street and back down to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The run is an official Run & See Georgia Grand Prix race, so runners can use their time from the Dawg Trot to qualify for an earlier start time at races around U.S., including Atlanta’s own Peachtree Road Race.

Competitive participants can also vie for overall and age-group-specific awards. Kids six and under can join in the fun for free with ­­the Kids Fun Run, which will take place prior to the 5K, at 7:30 a.m.

The run is sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association and is an official event of Dawgs on the Move, an initiative that supports UGA’s Obesity Initiative by encouraging UGA Alumni and friends to be active.

Early registration closes at midnight on Friday, March 7, and online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, March 13.

For more information or to register for the race, check out http://www.alumni.uga.edu/alumni/index.php/evites/dawg_trot_2014.