Grab your running shoes and your dog's leash to join UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine on October 15th, 2011, in our 5th Annual Dog N Jog event to raise money for the One Health Initiative.
The event begins on the main quad on the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Campus and the races wind through the lovely UC Davis arboretum. All skill levels of runners and walkers welcome, and jogger+dog running pairs can enter any race category. You are not required to enter a dog to partipciate in the running events.
After the races, please join us for a general Animal and Human Health Fair, hosted by the VMTH departments, UC Davis Medical School student clubs, and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine student clubs. Learn how to keep you and your pooch happy and healthy through active exercise and everyday preventative methods!
Day of the race registration begins at 7:00am. Registration fees on the day of the race will increase by $5.00. Also, please keep in mind that "day of the race" registrants will not be given a t-shirt due to inventory constraints, however, there will extras available for purchase.
1.5M, 5K & 10K Fight to Keep Fido Fit begins at 8:00 am
Dog N Jog 1.5-mile begins at 10:30 am
Animal and Human Health Fair to follow the races
TSHIRTS AND DOGGIE BANDANAS
TShirts will be handed out upon registration, and if you ordered a bandana for your canine jogging companion, you will be able to pick it up at that time.
Due to inventory challenges, "day of the race" registrants will not be given a tshirt, however, there will be extras available for purchase.
Please visit the following website for directions to the event: http://www.scavma-dognjog.org/
More about UC Davis SCAVMA and One Health
SCAVMA is an organization of UC Davis veterinary students working as a community to facilitate public service, educational experiences and social networking that supplement our formal education, thus promoting professional and personal growth. Aside from serving as a fundraiser for our organization, proceeds from this event will also benefit the One Health Initiative Obesity Awareness Program. The One Health Initiative seeks to foster greater cohesion between the human and veterinary medical fields by incorporating concepts of public, human, and animal health to combat zoonotic disease and other epidemics impacting society. Every year, the One Health Initiative chooses a new topic of emphasis and the theme of the 2009-2010 campaign is to raise awareness regarding the short and long-term health consequences associated with obesity. Obesity has long been a focus of human health care, but it has only recently come into the spotlight as a concern for our domestic pets. Our event is open to the public and offers a chance for people and pets alike to get out and exercise.
More information on the One Health Initiative can be found at the official web site: www.onehealthinitiative.com
Event schedule and times
10k and 5k races launch at 8am
1.5mi launches at 10:30am
Human and Animal Health Fair: 8am-noon
Featuring: The Bohart Museum, California Department of Public Health, Canine Medicine Club, Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Medicine Club, Student Chapter of Shelter Veterinarians, Josh Project.
The fair focuses on vector borne diseases, so stop on by and learn about tick, flea, and mosquito prevention for you and your canine companion!