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UGA Alumni Association supports Obesity Initiative with ‘Dawgs on the Move’

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Alumni Association is partnering with UGA’s Obesity Initiative to present “Dawgs on the Move,” a program that promotes a healthy lifestyle.

“Dawgs on the Move” is designed to encourage UGA alumni and friends to participate in physical activities-from organized races to family bike rides. The program aims to raise awareness for UGA’s Obesity Initiative, which was launched in January 2012 to address Georgia’s multi-faceted obesity problem through treatment, prevention and research.

The first event is planned in conjunction with the Albany Marathon and Half Marathon March 2. The night before the race, the Alumni Association will hold a Pre-Race Carb Up Dinner at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Albany. The dinner is March 1 from 6-8 p.m. and will feature a carb- and protein-rich meal of baked spaghetti with ground turkey, vegetarian pasta, salad, green beans and dessert. Registration is $15 per person.

On March 16, the Alumni Association will host the Sixth Annual Dawg Trot 5K, a walk, jog or run through the university’s historic campus. Nearly 1,000 people participate every year. An official Run and See Georgia Grand Prix race, Dawg Trot times can be used to qualify for an earlier starting time at the Peachtree Road Race and other official races across the country. For more information on the Dawg Trot, see

For more information about UGA’s Obesity Initiative, see

For more information about “Dawgs on the Move,” see the UGA Alumni Association website at, or contact Margaret Sullivan, Atlanta programs coordinator, at or 404/814-8818