September 9, 2013
Canines will run on campus Sept. 14 in Skip Jackson Dog Jog
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's annual Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog will be Saturday (Sept. 14).
"Once again, the race will be run on campus in conjunction with the College of Veterinary Medicine's Fall Conference for veterinarians and veterinary technicians," said Elise Trowel, a Purdue veterinary student in the class of 2015. "This year it will be on the morning of the Notre Dame-Purdue football game, and it's sponsored by the college as part of the fall conference in celebration of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Class of 1963's 50th reunion. With almost 100 participants already registered, we expect this to be our largest race to date."
The event is open to the public.
The event is named in honor Horace "Skip" Jackson, a professor emeritus of veterinary physiology and biochemistry who has participated in nearly every race since the original event in 1972. Initially organized as a run for veterinarians participating in the conference, the event was combined last year with the college's Dog Jog and opened to the public.
Runners and dogs can still sign up to participate in the dog jog, which will begin at 8 a.m. at the college's "Continuum" sculpture at Lynn Hall on Harrison Street. The course is entirely on the Purdue campus.
Registration and race information is available at http://purduedogjog.com
Onsite registration is 7-8 a.m. Saturday at the entrance of Lynn Hall, 625 Harrison St. The price for the race is $20 for people, which includes a T-shirt, and $5 for each dog, which includes a bandana. All proceeds will go to PetSafe, a Purdue Veterinary Medicine program that provides veterinary care and housing for animals owned by families in crisis.
The event is sponsored by Golden Paws Investments LLC, Lafayette; McAfee Animal practice, Valparaiso, Ind.; Wabash Valley Feed and Western Wear, West Lafayette; and Tri-n-run, Lafayette.
Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sources: Elise Trowel, email@example.com
Kevin Doerr, director of alumni relations and public affairs for the College of Veterinary Medicine, 765-494-8216, firstname.lastname@example.org