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

NEW LONDON, N.H., Aug. 26, 2012 – Colby-Sawyer College will host its seventh annual College-Community 5K Dash & Stroll, a non-competitive fun run and walk. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, and community members of all ages are encouraged to participate.

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 a.m. The start time for walkers is 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. for runners. The first 100 registered participants will receive a complimentary Colby-Sawyer T-shirt, and light refreshments will be available. Participation is free of charge.

The route for runners and walkers begins at Colgate Hall and winds through New London's downtown and residential areas and back to 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 participate in the Dash & Stroll. The event celebrates the close relationship between the college and its neighboring communities, which began 175 years ago when residents of New London established Colby 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.”

For more information about the event, please contact Ed Germar at (603) 526-3728 or

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