This year’s event is

November 7, 2020

Virtual Edition

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Tails on the Trail 2020 November 7

We are proud to announce our 12th annual Tails on the Trail event – Topeka’s favorite dog-friendly 5k run, 1 mile walk and family event! This is a fundraiser for Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka, KS and 100% of your registration fee goes directly to Helping Hands! Due to COVID-19, this year’s Tails on the Trail will be taking place virtually! Kick off is at 10am on Saturday Nov 7th, 2020 on our Facebook page! Participants have 1 week to submit their race times. Deadline to submit is Nov 14th, 2020 at 7pm.  Bond with your pets or family by enjoying your favorite trail around Topeka or your surrounding areas! Shawnee Co. Parks and Rec has some wonderful trails to access!

Walk by yourself, with your family, with your pets – rain or shine, this 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 crisp autumn air together. Picking the time you want to complete this over a week-long event means that you can participate at the schedule and temperature that works best for you! 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. .

Check out this years 2020 t-shirts in cool royal blue! Shirts this year will be limited, register by Nov. 1st to GUARUNTEE your shirt! Registrations between Nov 1st and Nov. 14th may not be guarunteed a shirt!

Calendar of Events

 Friday, November 6, 2020

Early Packet Pick-Up and Registration from 12pm to 6pm in the Hill’s Room at Helping Hands Humane Society 5720 SW 21st St Topeka, KS 66604

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Packet Pick-Up and Registration from 8am to 12pm in the Hill’s Room at Helping Hands Humane Society 5720 SW 21st St Topeka, KS 66604

Welcome announcement on Facebook at 9:30am

Race kick-off on Facebook at 10am!

Participants have one week, until November 14th to submit their race times into the registration software! 

Sponsorships and Silent Auction donations:


Vending opportunities:

Contact Penny Stormann at Shawnee North Community Center at 785-251-6900

(Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting vendors this year.)

When we have Tails on the Trail in-person: 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

Did you know that Tails on the Trail was an idea started with two Topeka women who wanted to combine their love of running and dogs to help raise money for Helping Hands Humane Society? It all started in 2010 when HHHS was trying to move into their new building on 21st and Belle. Lena and Linda wanted to help raise money so the animals could move into the new building with more exposure to the Topeka residents. Tails on the Trail has been a huge success and continues to grow. Best of all, many dogs have been adopted on the day of the event and we hope to continue to raise awareness for these animals.

Do you have a fundraising idea you would like to help develop, like Tails on the Trail, which was the brainchild of a supporter? Please let us know; we would love to work with you. We are a community, and together we make a big difference. Submit your ideas to

Thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers for making Tails on the Trail a success!