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Red Dog's Dog Days

Today’s Red Dog’s Dog Days workout
July 16, 2008
Hank Booth to speak today.
Today’s Red Dog’s Dog Days workout
July 15, 2008
Today’s workout includes the Bob Frederick Run.
Here is the workout for tonight’s Red Dog’s Dog Days
July 14, 2008
Today’s Red Dog’s Dog Days workout.
Don Gardner to chat about Dog Days
June 6, 2008
On countless mornings, afternoons and evenings this summer, drive by Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium and you’ll see hundreds of Lawrence residents punishing themselves as they try to get in shape. It’s all part of Red Dog’s Dog Days, a 25-year-old community exercise program. Want to join them - or at least get an idea of what they’re doing? Don “Red Dog” Gardner will be in the News Center at 1:30 p.m. today to take your questions.
6News video: Dog days of summer are back
June 3, 2008
The dog days of summer are back in Lawrence, and Red Dog was there to lead the charge on the KU campus on Tuesday’s opening day.
Dog Days sessions begin this morning
June 3, 2008
Red Dog’s Dog Days - a 25-year tradition - returns today to Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. The conditioning program will be led by Don “Red Dog” Gardner. The workout varies each session but consists of calisthenics and a one- to three-mile run.
6News video: Red Dog Run draws 400
August 12, 2007
Rise and shine and lace ‘em tight was the attitude this weekend for area residents who tried to beat the heat and take part in the third annual Red Dog Run. More than 400 participants turned out in support of the largest fundraiser of the year for the Boys and girls Club of Lawrence.
T-shirts prove Dog Days endurance
August 11, 2007
The rules are simple. “If you’ve made your 26 times fair and square, then you get a T-shirt,” Don “Red Dog” Gardner said. But the road is rough. “We sprinted a lot, ran, did stairs, jumping jacks, volleyball jumps,” said Jenica Wessels, who participated in Dog Days, daily workouts led by Gardner at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
6News video: Dog Days participants earn tshirts
August 10, 2007
Hundreds achieved their personal goals as a summer full of dog days winds down. As participants in the daily workouts rounded the track at memorial Stadium for the last time, a coveted prize waited at the finish line.
Fitness pups
Youngsters among ranks in summer Dog Days workouts
August 7, 2007
What do teachers, doctors, attorneys, mothers pushing strollers, high school athletes and even elementary school children have in common? They all can be found at Memorial Stadium on the Kansas University campus Mondays through Thursdays, three times a day, doing jumping jacks, crunches, push-ups, running stairs or jogging laps around the track in the heat of the summer.Hundreds of people of all ages join in on Dog Days. Many wonder how this all began.
6News video: Dog days of summer bring heat
August 6, 2007
The sweltering summer sun claims more victims of heat illness the temperature rises. It’s here. The dog days of summer are among us and that’s exactly where we were tonight. We stopped by Don Gardner’s Dog Days evening workout because when it’s this hot, doctors say cases of heat exhaustion and heat stroke become common.
Red Dog’ gets Capitol congratulations from Sebelius
September 6, 2006
After leading approximately 150 people in Lawrence through a workout Tuesday morning, Don “Red Dog” Gardner paid a visit to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Founder of ‘Red Dog’s Dog Days’ visits Sebelius
September 5, 2006
Don “Red Dog” Gardner today visited with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius after being named the state’s first “Hometown Health Hero.”
Run raises $24K for after-school programs
August 13, 2006
Four miles and tens of thousands of donated dollars later, Lawrence youngsters can look forward to more places to chat and learn after school this year.
Red Dog’ gets top-dog billing as health hero
August 11, 2006
Standing in a light summer drizzle, Don “Red Dog” Gardner put up his megaphone. His eyes welled up as hundreds of well-wishers waited.

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