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

Colby-Sawyer College will host its eighth annual College-Community 5K Dash & Stroll, a non-competitive fun run and walk, on Saturday, Sept. 14. Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate. Participation is free of charge.

Registration will take place on the event day 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 route for runners and walkers begins at Colgate Hall and winds through New London's downtown and residential areas and back to campus.

Light refreshments will be available. In keeping with the college's commitment to sustainable living, the Dash & Stroll will be a zero-waste event with recycling available and plant-based cups and napkins that can be composted after use.

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 participate 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 way to bring college and community members together for a fun and healthy event,” said President Galligan. “Everyone can go at their own pace.”

Colby-Sawyer College is a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. Founded in 1837, Colby-Sawyer is located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire.

Colby-Sawyer College, 541 Main Street, New London, N.H. 03257 (603) 526-3000