MARQUETTE - K9s and their counterparts are invited to join in the fun at the sixth Annual Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash at 8:30 a.m. Friday rain or shine.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Printable entry forms are available at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, www.upaws.org or at Picnic Rocks Park on the event morning.
The run/walk, in the cool and quiet of 4th of July morning, will start at Picnic Rocks Park in Marquette, with distances of either 2.5 miles 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 under) in both events.
A dog costume contest with prizes will be awarded immediately following the run/walk-"patriotic" theme.
Registration is $15 and includes a custom-designed 4th of July Dog Dash neckerchief.
All proceeds will go to help the almost 2,000 homeless animals cared for by UPAWS each year. For more information call 475-6661.