Upper Peninsula Annual Halloweenie Race & Costume Parade

Sponsored by Citrus Salon of Houghton

Where Furry Paws Meet Halloween Applause!

October 14, 2023, 4 PM, Corner of Shelden Avenue and Isle Royale Street, Historic Downtown Houghton

🐾 Calling All Canine Companions!

Lock in the date—October 14, 2023—for a race that's taking over the Upper Peninsula in the cutest way possible! Whether you've got a dachshund or a Dane, this is one Halloween bash you won't want to miss. And the best part? You're supporting a fantastic cause—The Copper Country Humane Society.

👟 The Racecourse

Just one block of pure, unadulterated joy down Shelden Avenue, starting at the corner of Isle Royale Street. It's short, it's sweet, and it's loaded with wagging tails!

🐕‍🦺 Who Can Race?

We've got something for every pooch! We're hosting four race heats:

  1. Dachshunds (because, let's face it, they're the stars)
  2. Non-dachshund small breeds (less than 20 pounds)
  3. Mid-sized breeds (20 to 49 pounds)
  4. Large breeds (50 pounds or greater)

🎃 Costume Parade

We know our fur-friends love a good strut. Before the race, dogs in their best Halloween attire will make their runway debut. Who will take home the title of "Best Dressed"?

🍬 Treat Street Extravaganza!

Don't forget, we're running alongside the fabulous Treat Street event. Kids can trick-or-treat at local businesses while you indulge in a dog race. Talk about a win-win!

💰 Sign Up Now!

Entry is $25 per furry, four-legged companion, and all proceeds go to the Copper Country Humane Society. Click here to submit your registration

🌳 A Friendly Reminder

Please make sure your pups are up-to-date on their vaccinations. And remember, cleanliness is next to dog-liness—so please clean up after your pets.

🦴 Join the Furry Frenzy!

Family, friends, food, and furry racers—what's not to love? Mark your calendars and be part of the first-ever Upper Peninsula Halloweenie Race & Costume Contest!

🐾 Safety Comes First

We're committed to making this a safe and enjoyable event for everyone—two-legged or four. You can expect a well-organized event that caters to the comfort and safety of all involved.

See you there, Houghton! Let's make this Halloweenie Race & Costume Contest a howling success!


Thank you to our title sponsor Citrus Salon of Houghton and to the City of Houghton, Copper Country Veterinary Clinic, and Visit Keweenaw for supporting the Annual Upper Peninsula Halloweenie Dog Race. Their sponsorship ensures that all registration proceeds go directly to the Copper Country Humane Society.   

Want to become an event sponsor? Complete the sponsorship form and return it by October 2nd.

Title Sponsor

Citrus Salon of Houghton Logo

Race Sponsors

Copper Country Veterinary Clinic LogoCity of Houghton Logo

Additional Sponsors