Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash July 2nd

UPAWS’ Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash set for Saturday, July 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m


Fun & Fitness with Fido!  The 2016 Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash is a fun run or walk with  your dog during the cool and quiet of Saturday morning, July 2. Sponsored by and a benefit for UPAWS, an award-winning no-kill animal shelter.  People without dogs can participate, too!  Choose 1-mile or 2.5-mile course.  Each entered dog will receive a festive bandana (while unnamed13supplies last). A total of 8 locally-crafted engraved wooden plaques will be awarded as follows to runners/walkers accompanied by dogs in both the 1-mile & 2.5-mile events:  1st (fastest) adult male, 1st adult female, 1st male youth, 1st female youth.  Water for people and dogs; restrooms available.

ENTER NOW through EventBrite –CLICK “GET TICKETS” then register; check in July 2 at Picnic Rocks Park between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m. to pick up your bib # and dog bandana.  Entries received prior to July 2 are eligible for a drawing for a Gift Basket!  



DOG COSTUME CONTEST:  An optional dog costume contest for entrants will immediately follow the run/walk and handcrafted wooden plaques will be awarded to the top 3 contestants and ribbons to 4th though 8th place. 10487581_786468601387384_6311024656323361400_n

Dogs’ shots must be current.  No dogs under 6 months old allowed.  Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Dogs must be leashed at all times.  No dogs allowed on the beach at Picnic Rocks Park, however, they are permitted on a portion of the beach north of the park, just off Lakeshore.  Owners are responsible for picking up after their dogs throughout the event.

See videos of past events on youtube: Search for “Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash.”


Where: Picnic Rocks Park – Corner Lakeshore & East Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Wowza!  Check out the awesome handcrafted plaques to be awarded to 1st thru 3rd place winners in UPAWS’ July 2nd Marquette Sunrise Dog Dash costume contest!  1st place finishers in eight divisions of the run/walk will also receive plaques.  Sign up now via or print an entry form HERE and enter the old-fashioned way.  Those entered prior to July 2nd are eligible for a drawing for a Gift Basket.

The wooden plaques were crafted by Tom Redlon of Gwinn and engraved by Kudos Laser Engraving of Marquette.

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