To celebrate Husky pride, health, and spirit, the Dawg Dash will make its return on Saturday, May 21st, at the University Y Center. The race takes place from 9 am to noon.
The Dawg Dash is a 5K run to celebrate the University of Washington. According to the official site, it is a “coast-to-coast celebration of Husky community and spirit.” If running does not interest you, the 3.1-mile Dawg Dash event is also open to all walkers who want to support the university without running.
This event also features a kids’ dash for children and a community fair that will take place after the event.
For University of Washington students and YMCA members, the Dawg Dash costs $25. Those who are not students are required to pay $30. For registration on the day of the race, the cost is $35. To register on the day of the race, it is strongly suggested to get to the event at 7:30 am in order to complete the registration process.
Those who participate in early registration are guaranteed a race packet that includes a shirt, bib, and race number. Participants can pick up their kit on Friday, May 20th, at the University Center Y at 10 am or 7 pm.
The event also offers awards for those who run and finish the event first.
From the 2015 season, Ben Jacot was the top male finisher and Wendy Weber was the top female finisher. The Ledger’s own Christine Maggi was the top female student finisher. University of Washington Tacoma staff members who have participated and achieved the top slots were male faculty member David Coon and female staff member Sally Schwartz.
The University Y Center and UWT welcome all participants to bring strollers, dogs, and iPods. The official website asks that those with strollers or dogs stay near the back of the line to allow the runners to make their best time.
The event will also feature a clothing check where participants can leave their belongings, free of valuables. The bags must have visible bib numbers attached to them to let the event coordinators know who the items belong to.