The 2nd annual YMCA Trails and Tails 5K is hosted by the Bob Hoffman Dover Branch YMCA. Join the YMCA for a fun, family and furry-friend trail running event!
7 a.m. – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up
8:30 a.m. – Costume Competition
8:50 a.m. – Costume Awards
9 a.m. – Furry Scurry Fun Run
9:30 a.m. – 5K Race start
10:45 a.m. – 5K Awards
COURSE: The race begins at the edge of the Pinchot Conewago Day Use parking lot. The trail route progresses from Oak to Pinchot to Old Farm, ending on the Lakeside Trail. The trail surface includes rocks, grass, tree roots, stone and potentially mud. The width of the trail varies along the course. This course is NOT stroller-friendly. Download a copy here: Trails and Tails 5k map
WATER STATIONS: Water stations for furry-friends and humans are located near the race start and finish. Two additional stations are located on the trail near miles 1 and 2.
AWARDS: Overall (male and female) top three finishers
COSTUME COMPETITION: Winner and Runner Up awards in the following categories: Best Couple, Most Colorful, Biggest Pet, Smallest Pet, Animal Replication and Sports/Fitness Fan.
FURRY SCURRY: This youth run is open to children ages 3 to 12 years. Every participant will receive a finisher medal. Age and distance categories include:
Kiddos ages 3-5 years – .25 miles
Kiddos ages 6-8 years – .5 miles
Kiddos ages 9-12 years – .5 miles
FURRY-FRIEND REQUIREMENTS: All pets must be licensed and current with immunizations. Proof of rabies vaccination is required at packet pick-up. All pets must be leashed and controlled by their human running companion. Leash length may not exceed 6 feet.
PET RESCUE:The YMCA believes that working with other non-profit organizations makes our community stronger. For the Love of Dogs Rescue will be hosting adoption events during our race on May 11. Check our event page for updates.