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Bulldogs On The Run 5K & Bark

When: November 4, 2023
Where: Orangeburg, SC

The city of Orangeburg will be a hotbed for excitement, energy and enthusiasm. Join us on November 4, 2023 for the 3rd Annual Bulldogs on the Run 5K & Bark. The mission of the event is to promote health and fitness, while providing financial support to students attending South Carolina State University.


The 5k is a 3.1 mile course that will occur in the downtown area of the Garden City. The race will begin inside of Edisto Memoral Garden, at The Orangeburg Fine Arts Center. The address is 649 Riverside Drive, Orangeburg, SC 29115

The Bark is a 1.0 mile out-and-back route that will stretch along the outskirts of the 5K route. The starting address is the same as the 5K, listed above.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND … the day will start with a warmup by Master Trainer JoAnna Ward. She is the owner of JoAnna Ward Fitness.



After the finish, please join us in a post race celebration. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate.

What do I get for participating?
1. High quality shirt. You must register before October 23rd to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
2. Finisher medals for 5K participants.
3. Great giveaways from our sponsors.
4. Fabulous fun!

Packet Pick Up
You will be able to pick up packets for friends and family. Friday, November 3rd (TBA) and Saturday, November 4th 2023 (6:30am – 7:05am, Orangeburg Fine Arts Center)

Every participant that signs up before October 23, 2023 will receive a t-shirt. 5K participants will receive a polyester blend t-shirt. Bark participants will be the recipient of a cotton t-shirt. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration. NO SWITCHING SIZES – NO EXCEPTIONS!

T-Shirt Sizes
Youth- Small, Medium, Large
Adult- Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large, XXXX-Large

All Bulldogs On The Run 5K participants will receive a custom finisher medal after crossing the finish line.

5K Pricing – $55

Bark Run Pricing – $45

5K Pricing (21 & under) – $25

Bark Run Pricing (21 & under) – $25

5K Awards and Age Groups
1st Place, 2nd & 3rd place for Male and Female Age groups will be 0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

We have partnered with Simply Timing to time this year's event using RM Timing Systems. All 5K participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up.

Refunds and Transfers
Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.

Medic/First Aid
There will be a medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any medical needs.

Weather Policy
The races will be held, rain or shine, unless Bulldogs On The Run determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Bulldogs On The Run and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Bulldogs On The Run reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.

PLEASE arrive in time to park. Parking details will be provided at a later date.

We are so excited to have a LIVE DJ at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!

While we do not offer refunds, we do allow for bib transfers. Bib transfers can be completed for a $15 fee through our site at The site will take care of the transfer; those who transfer their bibs will have to work out any payment agreement with the recipient on their own.