Dogs and their human companions will walk together as they support Relay for Life of Tracy. Organizers also aim to shine a spotlight on the caregiver qualities of the dogs.
The four-legged relay will begin with registration at 9 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. The day will end at 1 p.m.
A track will be set up near the gazebo where the canines and their companions will walk. The first lap will be a survivors lap, and then the track will open to all dogs and people.
Bark for Life of Tracy is one of six that will take place throughout the state. The Tracy relay is expected to draw about 100 dogs and people from all around the county.
Dog-themed events will include contests for biggest dog, littlest dog and best use of purple, the American Cancer Society color; a Santa Paws photo session; and guest speakers including Tracy police canine officer Erik Speaks.
Each person can take one or two dogs to the relay; the animals must be kept on a leash at all times and have current vaccinations. Each dog registered will receive a Bark for Life bandana, while people who raise $100 or more will receive a Bark for Life leash.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Tracy.
Registration costs $20 for the first dog and $10 for the second dog. Registration for dogs the day of the relay is $25. Owners should take what they need to clean up after their dogs at the park.
For information: Sue Mudd, 836-1542; Terry Ignatovich, 814-0089; or www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107102009350370&ref=mf.