Would you like to have fun, stay active, AND help the animal community, all at once? Sign up for the UGA Pre-Vet Club’s 11th annual Dawg Jog 5K!
Each year, the members of the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club at the University of Georgia set out to increase awareness, raise funds, and provide support for an animal philanthropy. The club is proud to be sponsoring the Boo Radley Foundation for the 2016-2017 school year.
The Boo Radley Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit established to promote medical research for diseases that are common to humans and our companion animals. Cancer is now the number one cause of human deaths globally and the number one cause of death in dogs in the U.S. Researchers estimate that 50% of all dogs in the U.S. that live to be ten years or older will develop cancer. Combined with the large number of non-cancerous diseases we share with our pets, researchers in the 21st Century have tremendous opportunities to develop new therapies that may save or prolong, not only human lives, but also the lives of our pets. The motto of the Boo Radley Foundation is Healing Man and Man's Best Friend.
The race will wind throughout the beautiful UGA campus and your (leashed and well-behaved!) canine running companion is invited to join! Prizes will be given to top runners with dogs, as well as top male and female runners in different age groups.
All (human) participants will receive a free event t-shirt at the end of the race!
Donations raised through this event will go directly to the Athens Area Humane Society.
Sign up today to support this very worthwhile cause!
Event details and schedule
Event schedule and times:
Check-in at 8am
Race begins at 8:30am
Top runners awards and prize giveaway at approximately 9:30am
All UGA decks and lots are free on Saturday. We recommend parking behind Stegeman Coliseum (Lot S14 or S15) which is closest to the start line.
What to bring:
Well behaved (on-leash) pets - OPTIONAL
We will provide drinks and snacks (for both humans and dogs) before and after the race!
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