Bulldog Jog & The Butler HRC
In 2012, the Butler University Department of Recreation
(housed in the Health and Recreation Complex-HRC) took
responsibility for one of the University's signature events, the
Bulldog Jog, a 5K run/walk that takes place on the Butler campus
and surrounding area in the spring. This event was initially
established 21 years ago as a part of Butler's Homecoming
festivities, but because of the Bulldog Jog's increased
participation, it was moved to the spring as its own event.
This year's event will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2013 on
the Butler University campus and after two decades, a Dog Walk has
been added and will feature Butler's famous mascot, Blue II and
Trip, as the Grand Marshall's.
The Bulldog Jog's purpose is four-fold:
- To raise funds for student scholarships;
- To promote the HRC to the student body and the Butler and
- To help raise supplies for local dog causes;
- To offer the Indianapolis community, particularly the
neighborhoods surrounding Butler University, an opportunity to
participate in a University event to promote good neighborhood
The Butler HRC was established in 2006 and offers many new
services to students, faculty and staff, while expanding others
presently available. In addition to being the main hub for Butler's
Department of Recreation, the HRC also houses Counseling and
Consultation Services, Health Education, and Health Services,
making it a true wellness center on campus and the perfect home of
the Bulldog Jog.
Since opening in 2006, over 950,000 participants have enjoyed
use of the HRC and staff are eager to add Bulldog Jog participants
to that total.