Calling all Adorable Dogs….

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From our friends at Decatur Booster Club:

Do you have an adorable dog who needs his/her 15 minutes of FAME?

We are looking for the dog who will be the face of the race for the 2019 Run with the Dogs 5K.

 Contest Rules:

  1.  Register for the event at www.RWTD5k.com Applicants must be registered in order to win.
  2.  Post a photo of your dog to http://www.facebook.com/RWTD5k or on Instagram with the hashtag #RWTD5K and add a hashtag that best describes your lovable dog. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @RWTD5k.
  3.  Photos can be submitted through Oct 26th.
  4. We will narrow it down to 4 dogs and create a poll for the community to decide the Face of the Race!
  5. The “Top Dog” will be named on Monday Nov. 5th.

This event benefits Decatur High and Renfroe Middle School athletic teams by providing uniforms and equipment for over 850 athletes.  Come out and support the Bulldogs and send us your dog photos and they could be the NEXT face of Run with the Dogs t-shirts!

Come have some fun on Saturday, January 12th. We want you and your adorable dog to come support this event!

Run With the Dogs is Saturday!

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Only a few days until the Run With The Dogs 5k and 1-Mile Pup Trot. AND you can still grab one of the “King Louie” long-sleeved shirts if you register now! A limited number still remain.

The Decatur Bulldog Boosters RWTD5K happens this Saturday, January 20, at 9:00 a.m. beginning at Decatur High School and traveling a scenic route through Decatur neighborhoods. Run or walk with or without your dog. This year’s event will also feature a 1-Mile Pup Trot that starts at 8:30 am. All proceeds go to funding the uniforms, equipment, and awards for our student-athletes at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School. So come on out and run off a few of those Holiday calories with Decatur and its dogs!

For details and to register online, go to www.RWTD5k.com

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RWTD5k or Instagram @RWTD5K

Is Your Dog the Next “Poster Dog”?

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Congratulations to theTeam Decatur Grand Slam Champs!!

On Saturday, January 10, 56 walkers and runners were recognized for achieving Team Decatur Grand Slam Champion status. They received a special gift as well as a certificate and were recognized at the annual Run With the Dogs.  To become a GSFC they participated in three of the qualifying races held in Decatur as well as the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run Walk held in downtown Atlanta in September. For information on Team Decatur click here.

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Congratulations go to Meredith Anderson, Delaney Anderson, Nolan Vickers, Danielle Perry, Lartesha Chaney, Shirley Bayliss, Meridith Yancey, Arma Benoit, Jeanne Reed, Brian Westlake, Michael Kavanaugh, Joy Provost, Susan Keenan, Laura Baker, Peggy Baker, Enid Steinbart, Joyce Washington, Stephanie Batson, Casey Todd, Jim Camp, Helena Harrison, Richard Cohen, Sally Brozek, Laurie Ford,Gregory Washington, Toni Washington, Diane Loupe, Ross Palumbo, Michael Harbin, Don Hooten, Danny Cortese, Sheila Fehrenback, Bill Adams, Leif Terry, Katie McLennan, Karen Scarborough, Clay Scarborough, Pat Godbee, Kathy Morelock, Coleman Hayes, Alison Kyle, Gene Clower, Joanne Hauserman, Artesha Chaney, Pamela Brown, Felicia Chaney, Mary Burt, Kore Breault, Laura Willard, Mark Thomas, Sharon Urban, Kathy Allen, Veronique Tragett, Kylie Ainslie, Kelly Walsh And Srebrenka Ingram.

For more photos from the event click here and also visit our Team Decatur Facebook page.

Run With the Dogs: Register by Friday to Receive Early Bird Discount

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The Decatur Bulldog Boosters invite you to start 2014 off on the right foot by participating in the 9th annual Run With The Dogs 5K on Saturday, January 11.

The Run With The Dogs is the first qualifying event in the  City of Decatur’s 2014 Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.

Register online at www.active.com (search “Run With The Dogs”) by Friday (1/3/2014) to take advantage of a 20% discounted fee.

Run or walk this 3.1 mile course through the neighborhoods of the City of Decatur. Challenge yourself or just come out with friends and neighbors for the health of it. Dog owners are invited to bring their canine companions.

Long sleeved event t-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered participants.

All canine companions will receive a special commemorative event kerchief.

The run/walk begins at 9AM in front of Decatur High School at 310 North McDonough Street. Registration begins at 8AM. Discounted registration for Decatur school system students, teachers and staff and for City of Decatur employees. All proceeds support the athletic programs of Decatur High and Renfroe Middle Schools.

Bonus: Pop into the EXPO at the Decatur Recreation Center afterwards to learn about all the new classes and activities we offer in 2014.

Run With the Dogs Photos and Video

DSC05777From Active Living Board Member (and all around good guy) Michael Harbin:

“The eighth annual Run With The Dogs is in the books. It exceeded all of our hopes and expectations. Participation increased by more than 60% over last year to a total of 480 registrations. There were well over 100 canine participants. The wet weather of the previous few days cleared, boosting attendance. Our unique, canine-friendly run/walk event started and ended Saturday morning in front of the Decatur High School auditorium. 

As you know, the Run With The Dogs is a fundraiser for the Decatur Bulldog Boosters who provide support for the athletic programs at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School. This year, with your help, we raised over $10,000 – four times the amount raised last year. This will go toward uniforms, equipment and post-season recognition ceremonies – none of which can be funded out of school system money. And it supports a major goal of the Decatur Bulldog Boosters – to ensure that no student has to pay to play a sport. 

Everyone had fun, got in a good morning of physical activity with friends and neighbors, and we raised a significant amount of money for a good cause.”

Check out the montage of photos put together by parent Caroline Grimes here.

Be sure to “Like” Team Decatur on Facebook and see the photos of Team Decatur members. Run With the  Dogs is the first of the qualifying run/walk events in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge.

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Congratulations to the 2012 Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge Champions! The GSFC Champions participated in three local run/walk events as well as the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk to earn their title. They were recognized Saturday at the annual Run With the Dogs 5k and received a certificate as well as a special gift. This year they had a choice of a Team Decatur Jacket or duffel bag.

YOU can be a GSFC Champion in  2013: to join our mailing list and to get more information on Team Decatur click here.

Enjoy Your Weekend in Decatur

sunnyWow- the weather is predicted to be 70 degrees this Saturday. Here are some fun activities to enjoy over the weekend.

Saturday
The Annual Run With the Dogs will be held in the morning. You don’t need to have a dog to run or walk in this event that benefits the Decatur Booster Club. It is also the first in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. We will be honoring last years Grand Slam Fitness Champions after the race. A side note – the race is subtitled “Frostbite 5K” but that will not apply this year! One year we actually had to cancel it as the course was covered in ice and snow!

There will be an Intro Group Riding Skills Clinic for adults  beginning at Glennwood Elementary at 1:30pm. This ride is about 5 miles and you will learn bike skills as well as “rules” for riding in a group.

Visit one of the many parks or greenspaces in the city. Children can enjoy the playgrounds and grown-ups can work out on the adult exercise equipment at Glenlake Park.

Sunday
Tennis players may want to drop in at the Glenlake Tennis Center for Adult Drills on Sunday from 9:30 to 11am. Only $10 for Decatur residents. Players of all levels are welcome.

Stop by the tourism tent on the Old Courthouse Square and pick up a Walking Tour Brochure. Select the tour that suits you the best and enjoy walking around Decatur. Be sure to stop at one of our many fine restaurants and get a cool beverage or snack to enjoy after the walk.

Table Tennis fans can enjoy their sport at Beacon Hill Center on Sunday from 10am until 1pm. Free to Decatur residents. Beacon Hill is located at the corner of West Trinity Place and Electric Avenue. Beginners to advanced players are welcome.

Take a stroll either day through the Historic Decatur Cemetery. Pick up a Walking Tour Brochure from the Cemetery Office or City Hall or download it here.

Pick up a Bicycle Suitability Map and ride through the scenic streets of Decatur. Maps are also availabe at Decatur Tourism, City Hall and the Decatur Recreation Center front desk.

Above all, have fun and stay active in Decatur this weekend!

Run with the Dogs This Saturday

runwithdogs13logo1It is not too late to Run With the Dogs this Saturday, January 12th at 9am.. The weather is predicted to be in the 60’s so be sure to register today! The race begins and ends in front of Decatur High School and benefits the Decatur Booster Club. For more information and to register, click here.

The run/walk event is the first in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness series, so be sure to start the new year off on the right (or left) foot!

Run With the Dogs on January 12

RWTD Poster 2013_Final It is time to register for Run With the Dogs!

The annual Booster Club run/walk event, Run With the Dogs Frostbite 5K, will be held on Saturday, January 12  at 9am.

Help our Bulldgos excel. Participate in this annual fundraiser that helps our student athletes bring their “A” game. Get your New Year off on the right foot in a chilly 9am run through Decatur with Decatur Bulldog supporters and their four-legged friends.

The Run With the Dogs is the first in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge events for 2013, so get started early in the year!

For more information and to register click here.