Colby-Sawyer will host its 12th Annual 5K Dash and Stroll on Saturday, Sept. 9. Registration for this free, fun and noncompetitive walk and run will be held at the Kelsey Athletic Campus soccer field beginning at 9:30 a.m. Start time for runners, walkers and leashed canine companions is 10 a.m.

This year’s event will take place for the first time at the college’s new Kelsey Athletic Campus Woods Trail. Designed by students for the college’s Forest Management Plan, the trail was funded by a gift from Maryann Walling Morris ’61 in support of the cross-country program and the greater community.

“We are delighted to have this recreational resource on our campus, thanks to a generous donor, and for use by the college and the greater New London community,” said President Susan D. Stuebner regarding the new location.

Portions of the trail may be under construction and participants are advised to consider mobility concerns and to use caution with strollers.

Colby-Sawyer volunteers will assist with parking in Lot K adjacent to Seamans Road. Following the event, complementary fruit, water and granola bars will be available.

For more information, contact Campus Events Manager Malaika Sidmore at 603.526.3720 or