Bulldog Jog - 2015
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The Bulldog Jog
Butler HRC

530 W. 49th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-4472
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The Bulldog Jog Story

The Bulldog Jog has a long history dating back to 1993. Since then, thousands of men and women have participated in Butler University's premiere race, both young and old, runners and walkers, the competitive and those out for a fun morning with friends. Proceeds have gone to students via the Student Foundation and the HRC Student Scholarship Fund to advance professional development. The race is intended to celebrate life, fitness, and fun in the Butler Community and surrounding Indianapolis Metropolitan area.

Fall 2011

This fall the Department of Recreation became the new home for the Bulldog Jog. There have been a few additions to the race, most notably, a new website to assist in the overall participant experience and a 1-mile dog walk presented by our very own Blue II! 


Led by a strong steering committee of nearly 60 committed volunteers from the Butler University Student Foundation (BUSF), Alumni and Parent Programs continued to serve as the host of the Bulldog Jog. In 2004, the race attracted as many as 300 participants, a strong increase from only 11 years earlier! In 2007 and 2011 the course had to be altered last minute due to poor weather conditions; however the show must go on, and arrangements were made to keep the tradition alive!


In 1993, the Alumni and Parent Program Department, with guidance alumni director Bill Farkas and a little help from current Butler staffer, John Page, started the initial 5k walk/run. In this inaugural year there were 4 participants (2 runners and 2 walkers). In the late 90's the event expanded to around 200-250 participants. After the race in the fall of 1999, the event was moved to the spring.