Husky 5K

About Husky 5K

Husky 5k Dawg Dash

10th Annual UW Bothell Husky 5K
Saturday, May 9th
Bothell, WA


About Husky 5K

5k run photo

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the UW Bothell 5k Run/Walk, and is now a part of the UW’s Dawg Dash series! This growing race is expected to host nearly 1,000 runners and walkers, and welcome over 1,500 people on campus! The event features not only the 5k Run/Walk through campus and downtown Bothell, but also includes the Cascadia Pups and Cubs 1k. There will be music, family-oriented attractions like face painting and a bouncy house, a complimentary breakfast directly after the race, prizes and giveaways for participants, and friendly faces at our sponsor booths!

This year’s 5k is a part of UW Bothell’s 25th Anniversary celebration weekend. Join special guest Softy Mahler of KJR Sports Radio for this fun, celebratory fundraising event!

All proceeds from the race benefit UW Bothell student scholarships. The run is one of the only events in the area devoted to this ever-increasingly important cause, and is proud to support students in their endeavors to continue their education in more difficult economic times.

Why get involved?

  • UW Bothell has a student body of over 4,500 as well as over 14,000 alumni. Sponsorship is a great way to showcase your business or organization (in 2014, the event brought over 1,000 people to campus).
  • 63% of current students require some sort of financial aid.
  • The UW Bothell Alumni Council endowed a $25,000 scholarship fund in January 2010, a direct result of the annual 5k. As we continue to raise funds, we’ll be able to help more deserving students with scholarships.
  • To date, the annual UW Bothell Husky 5k has raised over $90,00 for student scholarships.

5k Announcer and KJR Sports Radio personality, Dave “Softy” Mahler!

Dave “Softy” Mahler