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It’s our 7th anniversary! Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is proud to present the 7th Annual Tails on the Trail 5k Run/Walk – Topeka’s favorite dog-friendly 5k family event! This is a fundraiser for Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka, KS and we have donated over $78,000 in the past 6 years. Tails on the Trail will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 with registration at 8:30am. The Run/Walk begins at 10am and will take place on the scenic Shawnee North Nature Trail with a free photo booth, vendors, a silent auction and more! Please note that the trail is a mix of flat terrain and hills. It includes grass and dirt surface. Concessions and indoor facilities will be available for the public and their dogs. 100% of your registration fee will go to Helping Hands Humane Society – we are doing this for the animals! We will also have adoptable pets on site. Come out and give them some love. Rain or shine, our event is a great opportunity for you and your family (fur included) to get out and enjoy a brisk run, walk or just enjoy the activities. Your support goes a long way and this event helps raise awareness for all of the great animals that are waiting for their forever home.
Don’t forget to place your bid at the silent auction to have your dog featured on the back of the 2017 t-shirt. This is a great way to show your pet how much you love them and brag about them around town!
Tails on the Trail will be held on the first Saturday of November annually.
Calendar of Events
Sponsorships and Silent Auction donations: Contact Lena Hayden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vending opportunities: Contact Shawnee North Community Center at 785-286-0676
All dogs must be leashed for the duration of the event. One dog per person. No retractable leashes. All dogs should wear a current rabies tag and be up-to-date on all vaccinations. No dogs in heat. No dogs that may be a threat to others. Event officials reserve the right to refuse aggressive animals. Please be responsible and courteous. Please clean up after your pet.
Past Race Results
Results By Age
With Dog – Age Groups
With Dog – Overall
5k without Dog – Overall
5k without Dog – Age Groups
5k Run with Dogs
Thank you to the following veterinarians for participating in the 2015 Vet Contest to help raise money for TOTT:
Aid Animal Hospital, Burlingame Rd Animal Hospital, Companion Animal Hospital, Family Pet Hospital, Gage Animal Hospital, Indian Creek Veterinary, Lifelong Pet Healthcare, Paw Print Animal Hospital, Potwin Pet Clinic, Stone House Animal Hospital, West Ridge Animal Hospital
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Thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers for making Tails on the Trail a success!
The money raised at Tails on the Trail over the past five years has been used to sponsor several dog kennels in the shelter. The “Tails on the Trail 2013” and “Tails on the Trail 2014” plaques representing the sponsorships of the last two years can be seen on the wall in the Dorothy Fisher Activity Center on the west side of the building.
Thank you to our Big Dogs!
Thank you for your support!