My dog, Marley, is afraid of the dark, but maybe yours isn't. The Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center is hosting the fifth annual K9-5K "Bark at the Moon" night run/walk Saturday at the Special Events Area of Riverside Park. Registration is $30 and can be done through active.com. Race time is 8 p.m. Participants will be chip-timed with awards by age category. Running headlamps are recommended for 5K participants for their own safety and to help light the course. A costume contest will be held for the best-lit participant.

Runners are encouraged to bring family, friends and canine companions. All canine participants must be current on vaccinations and remain on a leash at all times.

For more information, call 361-575-8573 or visit the DOCPAC website