MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will sponsor the 5th Annual Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash at 8:30 a.m. July 4, rain or shine, at Picnic Rocks Park in Marquette. The run, or walk, will include distances of 2.5 or 1 mile. Awards will be presented to the fastest overall male and female owners, as well as to the fastest boy and girl (age 12 and younger) in both events.
A dog costume contest with prizes will be awarded immediately following the run/walk.
Registration is $15 and includes a dog neckerchief (while supplies last). A printable entry form can be downloaded at www.upaws.org, at the shelter, Marquette-area sport and pet shops, or early on event day.
All proceeds will go to help the almost 2,000 homeless animals cared for by UPAWS each year. For more information, visit www.upaws.org or call 475-6661.