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Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Ninth Annual 5K Walk-Run for Community Members

Colby-Sawyer College will host its ninth annual College-Community 5K Dash & Stroll, a non-competitive fun run and walk, on Saturday, Sept. 13. Community members of all ages are invited to participate free of charge.

Registration will take place on the college's Front Lawn (rain location: Wheeler Hall in Ware Student Center) beginning at 9.30 a.m. The start time for walkers is 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. for runners. The 5K route begins at Colgate Hall, winds through New London's downtown and residential areas, and ends back on campus.

Colby-Sawyer President Thomas C. Galligan Jr., an avid runner who created the event in his first year at the college, encourages college and community members to take part in the Dash & Stroll. The event celebrates the close relationship between the college and its neighboring communities, which began more than 175 years ago when residents of New London established New London Academy.

“[The Dash & Stroll] is a wonderful community event that brings together students, faculty, staff and community members,” says President Galligan. “If you are new to the college, it is a fast tour around town with a fun crew. Everyone is invited and can participate at their own pace.”

Sheraz Iqbal, an area coordinator in the Office of Residential Education, feels the event provides a platform for new social interactions. “I have had an amazing experience with the event,” he says. “I have met a lot of people whom I may not have otherwise. [The Dash & Stroll] is a great way for college and community members to come closer as active members of New London.”

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-Anurup Upadhyay '15

Anurup Upadhyay is a business major at Colby-Sawyer College and a student writer for College Communications.

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