Bark for Life is planned for this weekend on the track at Coastal Bend College.
The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.
Adriana McKinnon, one of the event coordinators, said that, so far, they have 22 registered participants but they expect to have about 50 the morning of the event.
“We are very excited about Saturday,” McKinnon said. “It is going to be great.”
Last year, the event was held at Poesta Park, but parking is limited there. Moving it to the college track will not only improve the parking but give more room to the participants.
“People know about Relay for Life, and they go to the high school track,” McKinnon said in a prior interview. “I want them to have the same idea for Bark for Life — that Bark for Life happens every fall at the Coastal Bend College track.”
More participants this year means more money going to the American Cancer Society also.
Last year, the event raised $1,500 — this year they hope that amount increases.
Their goal is $2,000.
The idea for this relay came about because many of the Relay walkers are also dog lovers — and they hate having to leave their four-legged companions behind.
So, the idea is to have a relay where the dogs take center stage — literally the stage by the college’s track.
Registration Saturday is $25.
There also will be numerous contests held during the four-hour event, including best dressed, best trick, best costume and owner look alike.