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Weekend getaway: Dawg Dash

What: While the University of Washington football team is out of town playing Arizona on Saturday, there will still be plenty of activity at Husky Stadium this weekend. The stadium is the site of the Dawg Dash. Run 10 or 5 kilometers or choose the 5-kilometer walk. The course winds through the UW campus and starts and finishes in Husky Stadium.

Where: Husky Stadium

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday

History: This is the 25th Dawg Dash, which is sometimes part of UW’s homecoming week. However, this year’s event is a week before the Huskies’ homecoming game against Oregon.

Getting there: From Interstate 5 north of downtown Seattle, take the state Route 520 exit. Take the first exit onto Montlake Boulevard and turn left. The stadium will be on your right. There is free parking in Lot E-1.

Cost: $40, $35 for UW Alumni Association members, $30 for UW students.

Of note: The event includes a free kids run at 10:45 a.m. during a post-run party in Husky Stadium. The party starts at 10 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the northwest corner of the stadium near Hec Edmundson Arena. All runners will wear a microchip for timing purposes. There is a $30 fee for failing to return the microchip after the race. An awards ceremony is at 11 a.m.

Information: dawgdash.com

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