With a brisk breeze blowing as the sun rose on the Purdue
University campus Saturday, September 13, 116 joggers
and walkers showed-up at Lynn Hall along with 54 canine
companions to participate in the annual Dr. Skip Jackson
Dog Jog. Dean Willie Reed was on-hand to officially start the
race promptly at 8:00 a.m., sending the two- and four-legged
participants off on twin 5K and 10K routes. Prizes were given
for top finishers in several categories, and all participants
The event is named in honor of Dr. Horace (Skip) Jackson,
professor emeritus of veterinary physiology and biochemistry,
and is one of the longest-running traditions of the PVM Fall
Conference. Once again, Dr. Jackson, along with his family,
participated in the race, as he has done nearly every year
since the first Dr. Skip Jackson Road Race was held in 1972.
Other participants included faculty, staff, students, Dean Reed
and his wife, Dorothy, and even West Lafayette Mayor John
Dennis. Supported by long-time sponsor McAfee Animal
Hospital and new sponsor Blair Animal Clinic, the event
raised more than $1,800 for the PVM PetSafe Program, which
provides emergency shelter for pets whose owners are affected
by natural disasters, domestic violence, or severe health issues.
Click here to view the complete list of award recipients.
West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis is
accompanied by Sarah Burns and her
father, West Lafayette City Attorney Eric
Burns and their dog Stella, as they jog
through the Purdue campus during the
Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog.
DR. SKIP JACKSON DOG JOG: Popular with Joggers and Dogs
Purdue staff member Christopher Speers races to the finish
line with Cooley and Hope to claim the prize as the fastest
5k human-canine pair.