Bulldog Jog 5k/Indy Runners 10-miler

Race Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020

Start Time: 8:00am (dog walk time 8:30am)

Distances: 10 mile run/walk, 5k run/walk, 1 mile dog walk

Location: Butler University Health and Recreation Complex (HRC) – The courses run through campus, with the 10-miler also taking us through Cold Spring, to the Velodrome, past Marian University, along the White River, through the Newfields/Indianapolis Museum of Art grounds, and back through campus to the finish line.

Full Information: All the race and partnership information can be found at butler.edu/bulldogjog.

Mission: Indy Runners and Walkers and Butler University are partnering to combine and enhance our overlapping missions to promote fitness and wellness in our community, as well as give back to Butler students/faculty/alumni, Indy Runners members, and our city through wellness initiatives and community projects.

We are refreshing the 27-year history of Butler’s Bulldog Jog and combining it with a new race distance (10-miler) to create a fun spring event that embraces both the joy and journey of running, walking and fitness, with support for Butler and Indy Runners giving back initiatives. We have a large contingent of Butler students, faculty/staff, and alumni competing for points, an ultimate Butler Championship, and bragging rights.

For Butler students, we will use the same groupings of fraternities, sororities, and dorms as Homecoming to form Teams. Alumni and faculty/staff will also compete as a team. Teams earn points for each runner and each volunteer, with top scoring teams winning Butler prizes.

Plus, Butler alumni will use the age graded multiplier to compete for top 5 places (men and women) for Butler prizes and bragging rights.

Beneficiaries: The proceeds will benefit Butler HRC student wellness and grant programs as well as Indy Runners giving back initiatives including our scholarship program and various community projects. 

The 1-mile Dog Walk through campus will also benefit the Indianapolis Humane Society.


Note: Indy Runners members and Butler students/staff will receive a $10 discount on registration for this partnership race!

Course Maps:

Volunteers: As always, we rely on our club members, friends, families, and community organization to volunteer to help put on our events. We have plenty of options from on course sentries, to water stops, to finish line, to packet pick up distribution, etc. If you would like to help, please write to Brian Schuetter at medical@indyrunners.org.

Special thanks to Butler University and Scott Peden at the HRC for all of their help over the years for our club and this great relationship. We are excited to open this new chapter with some fun spring racing. See you in April 2020!