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UGA Alumni Association to present 7th annual Dawg Trot 5K March 22

The UGA Alumni Association 5th annual Dawg Trot will be held March 17.

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia alumni, faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the Athens community, will gather on the university campus the morning of March 22 for the 7th annual Dawg Trot 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association.

Walk-up registration will open at 7 a.m., with the Kids Fun Run beginning at 7:30 a.m. The 5K run/walk will begin at 8 a.m.

The course will start at Stegeman Coliseum, beside the Rankin Smith Athletic Academic Center, and will end in the parking lot adjacent to the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. A course map can be viewed at online.

Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners, the overall male and female winners in the masters division and the top three finishers in each age group. T-shirts will be given to participants who register before midnight on March 13 and to walk-up registrants on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments will be provided after the race.

An official Run and See Georgia Grand Prix race, participants can use their Dawg Trot time to qualify for an earlier start time at the Peachtree Road Race and other races across the country.

“Dawg Trot has become a beloved tradition for our alumni and their families,” said Tim Keadle, president of the UGA Alumni Association. “This event provides a course for runners of all skill levels to delight in the beauty of campus. Nothing beats hundreds of UGA alumni and friends gathering on a crisp spring morning to stay in shape and have fun.”

Registration is $25 per individual or $15 without a T-shirt. Families of four may register for $65 and teams of 10 may register for $155. Running group discounts are available; email Wanda Darden at for details.

Pre-registered participants may pick up their race packets on March 20 or 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the UGA Alumni Association office, which is located in the Wray-Nicholson House at 298 South Hull St.

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