2021 RWTD 5K Poster(s) Unveiled

Artist Adam Pinsley has done it again – he has created another great poster for the annual Run With the Dogs 5k. Well, actually there are two! This year’s “dog of honor” is Milo, a very well behaved AussieOllie (part Australian Shepard and part border collie.) The poster was unveiled on Wednesday, with the artist, Milo and his family present.

Run with the Dogs 5K is an annual fundraiser of the Decatur Bulldogs Boosters and supports the athletic programs at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School.

The Boosters raise money annually to meet the needs of student athletes, including uniforms and equipment. These funds are used to support 685 student athletes on all 25 teams representing 14 sports at Decatur High and Renfroe Middle Schools.

The 5K run/walk race will be a bit different than previous years. Register now, and you can run the race any time between January 23 and 31, 2021. You can report your time through Chronotrack.  T-shirts and award pick up days will be Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.-noon and Feb. 14 from 2-3 p.m. The team is also working on a t-shirt pick-up during the race window for participants who register before Jan 4, 2021.

 Visit www.rwtd5k.com for more information and registration. All entry fees are non-refundable.

Couch to 5K Running Group Starts in October


Have you been thinking about becoming a runner but were intimidated to start on your own? Join Decatur Active Living’s “Couch to 5K” running group and start your training.

The group begins meeting in October; Mondays at 6:30 am and Saturdays at 8 am. Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center and we sure to wear appropriate shoes and bring your water bottle.

The group will then run together in the Run With the Dogs 5K in January.

For more information, contact sara.holmes@decaturga.com or 678-553-6559.

The program is free to the community!


Run With the Dogs 5K is Saturday, January 12

  It’s not too late to register for the Run with the Dogs 5k on Saturday, January 12.

2019 run with dog The 5K run/walk begins at 9:00 am, rain or shine at Decatur High School in Decatur, GA.  The one mile Pup Trot begins at 8:30 am. One registration fee allows you to do the 5k and the 1 mile puppy run.  Do one or do both!  Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to participate with their furry canine companions!  You don’t have to have a dog though :).  All proceeds will be used by the Decatur Bulldog Boosters to help fund the sports programs at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School.

For more information and to register, click here.

Calling all Adorable Dogs….


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!


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”?


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.


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.

GSFC 2012

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.