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

NEW LONDON, N.H. –Colby-Sawyer College will host its tenth annual 5K Dash & Stroll, a non-competitive fun run and walk, on Saturday, Sept. 12. Community members of all ages are invited to participate free of charge.

Registration will take place on the college's Front Lawn (rain location: Thornton Living Room in Colgate Hall) 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. An opening week tradition, 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.”

Dash & Stroll Route Map

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