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Red Dog's Dog Days

Red Dog’s Dog Days announces change to workout schedule
June 6, 2013
The Red Dog’s Dog Days morning workouts will be moved from South Park to Kansas University beginning Monday, except for Wednesday morning workouts.
Dog Days to begin summer workouts at stadium Monday
June 3, 2011
Red Dog’s Dog Days community workout is returning to Memorial Stadium starting Monday.
Dog Days inspires Ellen Young to organize running groups, events
April 29, 2011
Ellen Young doesn’t just walk the walk. She runs the run. That’s exactly what she’s been doing in Lawrence for years.
Jingle bell, jingle bell, Jingle Bell Jog: Dashing through the cold, rasing money for charity
December 17, 2010
The eighth annual Jingle Bell Jog down Massachusetts Street lived up to the name Thursday night.
Dogged determination: Community fitness helps mom lose weight
March 22, 2010
“I didn’t starting running until I was 44 when I couldn’t run 100 yards without becoming breathless,” says Ellen Young, representative at Mike Grosdidier’s State Farm insurance office.
Dog Days location, time changes
January 4, 2010
Red Dog’s Dog Day morning workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays will now start at KU’s Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Drive, at 6:10 a.m., instead of at the previous location, Robinson Gym, at 6 a.m. The location and time change will continue until further notice.
Registration under way for annual Red Dog Run
July 20, 2009
Early-bird registration ends on Friday for the Red Dog Run to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.
Mark’s on the Move: ‘Dog Days’ turnout
July 12, 2009
Nearly 3,000 people gathered at KU’s playing fields at 23rd and Iowa streets last week for what has been dubbed the “World’s Largest Community Workout.”
More than 2,750 turn out for community workout
Massive crowd of thousands steps up to form ‘world’s largest community workout’
02:25 p.m., July 8, 2009 Updated 09:44 p.m.
Don “Red Dog” Gardner told a crowd gathered at Kansas University’s Shenk Fields that 2,766 has turned out for the night’s workout.
Lawrence aiming for world’s largest workout
June 24, 2009
Inspired by the ever-growing popularity of Red Dog’s Dog Days, a small group of local health and business leaders working together on a new initiative called LiveWell Lawrence came up with a novel idea: What if Lawrence could set a world record for the largest community workout?
Triathlon winner praises Dog Days
June 16, 2009
The hundreds of attendees of “Red Dog’s Dog Days,” Lawrence’s own community workout, know that when Don “Red Dog” Gardner interrupts the workout there is something important to say.
Dog Days moving to new location
Exercise program will relocate to field east of Robinson Gym
May 28, 2009
What originally began as a fitness program for the Lawrence High School football team in 1984 has since evolved and expanded into Red Dog’s Dog Days, a Lawrence tradition that draws about 1,400 participants to its daily community fitness workouts every summer.
Bracelets available to support ‘Dog Days’ founder, help fund cancer research
05:01 p.m., April 27, 2009 Updated 05:06 p.m.
Green bracelets in support of Don “Red Dog” Gardner’s fight with prostate cancer can be picked up at Dog Days workouts or several retailers in Lawrence.
Fitness warrior takes up fight against prostate cancer after own diagnosis
Red Dog’s latest cause hits close to home
April 27, 2009
For years Don “Red Dog” Gardner has used his Red Dog’s Dog Days workouts to advocate for the causes of others. In between the stretches, sprints and sit-ups, Gardner spreads the word about those in the community with leukemia, lung cancer or other serious illnesses. He promotes their fundraisers and benefit runs or just asks the group to keep them in their thoughts and prayers. But on an early morning in late February, it was Gardner who was sick.
Special recognition planned for ‘Red Dog’
September 2, 2008
Special recognition has been planned for the man who’s organized free community workouts in Lawrence for a quarter of a century.

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