Dog Jog raises money for local animal shelter


UND students put their planning skills to the test this semester to raise money for a Grand Forks animal shelter.

After months of planning, the second annual Dog Jog 5k kicked off Saturday morning at Lincoln Drive Park and drew more than 100 participants.

Students from the university’s recreation and tourism program started the event last year and raised more than $3,000 for the Circle of Friends Humane Society.

More than a dozen students were on hand Saturday to run the event, which included duties such as selling raffle tickets, registering participants and cheering for racers over a megaphone.

Among the participants were dogs up for adoption through Circle of Friends. Some walked the course with volunteers while two new additions to the shelter, puppies Macy and Buster, watched the action from inside a kennel.

Staff report