Don "Red Dog" Gardner, a retired police officer, gets everyone's attention during an afternoon exercise session at Memorial Stadium. The conditioning program has been going for 22 years.
Red Dog greets Ellen Young, 52, one of several success stories, after the evening session.
The afternoon group of dog days' runners start off on one of two laps at Kansas University's Memorial Stadium on a hot summer afternoon.
Don Gardner, aka "Red Dog," prepares to run the afternoon set of runners, athletics, and townspeople who are taking part in "Red Dog Days," a summer exercise program that's been going on for more than 20 years.
Jason Williams and his daughter, Ella, 2, stretch before the afternoon workout session gets under way.