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23rd Annual Bulldog Jog at Butler University, Mar. 28, 2015

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Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Butler University. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Marc Allan
Butler University

Butler University hosts the 23rd annual Bulldog Jog run/walk and dog walk beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Registration is $25 for the general public, $20 for dog walkers, and $10 for Butler students until March 7. Late registration (March 8 and thereafter) is $35 for the Bulldog Jog, $25 for the Dog Walk. The student rate is $10 any time.

Details, registration forms, and a course map are available atwww.bulldogjog.com. More information is available by calling (317) 940-4472.

Registration is open to the community. Proceeds from the event benefit professional development opportunities for students interested in health, wellness, and recreation.

The course for the run/walk begins at the top of the Butler Bowl and goes along the Hinkle Fieldhouse and Health & Recreation Complex (HRC) corridor to Lake Road. From Lake Road the course runs through the beautiful Butler campus and along the canal path. Butler University reserves the right to alter the course based on weather conditions.

The Dog Walk will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the top of the Butler Bowl and go along the Hinkle Fieldhouse and HRC corridor to Sunset Avenue, down Butler Way, around the South Mall, Norris Plaza, and North Mall, returning on Lake Road and finishing at Hinkle.

Early packet pick-up will be Friday, March 27, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the HRC just west of Hinkle Fieldhouse. Parking is available in the Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot.

Late in-person registration will be held in the lobby of the Health & Recreation Complex from 8-8:45 a.m.

Official Butler University mascot Blue III (Trip) will serve as grand marshal for the Bulldog Jog Dog Walk. Participants are encouraged to bring items and supplies for Indiana Bulldog Rescue and Humane Society of Indianapolis to assist in the care of dogs much less fortunate.

This year’s Bulldog Jog is sponsored by Butler University, the Butler University Student Foundation, Indiana Bulldog Rescue, Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis-Carmel, the Humane Society of Indianapolis, Athletic Annex, and the Butler University Health and Recreation Complex.

Butler University is located at 4600 Sunset Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Indiana Dunes Country Activities Guide Now Available

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Indiana Dunes Country Activities Guide

Indiana Dunes Country Activity Guide. Image provided by Indiana Dunes Tourism and used with written permission.

By Ken Kosky
Indiana Dunes Tourism

The official 2015 Indiana Dunes Country Activities Guide, which is a comprehensive guide to Porter County’s attractions, restaurants, hotels and more, is now available.

The free guide, produced by Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, is being distributed to potential visitors in an effort to get them to visit and spend their dollars in the local communities. Local residents are also welcome to pick up a copy at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, located at 1215 N. State Road 49 in Porter.

Indiana Dunes Tourism Executive Director Lorelei Weimer said the Activities Guide is a valuable tool that visitors and residents can use to find fun things to do in each community.

“The Activities Guide is our primary publication, featuring dozens of great attractions and events,” Weimer said.

The guide features listings for Indiana Dunes beaches and hiking trails, museums, and places for family fun like the 49er Drive-In Theatre, Broken Wagon Bison Farm and Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden.

In addition, the guide lists places to enjoy fishing, kayaking and birding. The guide also has listings for golfing, art galleries and antique shopping. It’s even got sections devoted to summer farmer’s markets, fall drives and winter recreation.

The guide’s hotel listings and restaurant listings feature new places that people might not know have opened.

This year’s guide features articles about The 3 Dune Challenge at Indiana Dunes State Park, how to succeed in fishing and cooking your catch, great places to get burgers, and places to go for people with pets.

Also new this year is a two-page spread of day trips that people can take from Porter County, including going to Chicago, Amish Acres, Notre Dame, the Barn Quilt Trail and more.

Weimer hopes area residents will use the guide to explore Porter County or to find great things to do with friends and family members from out of town. While the guide is a useful resource to local residents, it is designed to encourage potential visitors to choose Porter County as a destination and then extend their stays by letting them know all there is to do in our communities.

The 68-page guide’s cover features a large aerial photo of the Indiana Dunes shot by Air One Aerial Photography in Valparaiso, as well as smaller photos of local dining and live theatre.

Weimer encourages you to call the Visitor Center at 219-926-2255 if you have any questions or if you would like to request a guide. You may also visit http://www.IndianaDunes.com/destination-guides to view or download the guide electronically.