Tails N Trails 5K

Family & Dog Friendly 5K Walk/Run

The BENCHS 1st Annual Family/Dog-Friendly FUN RUN/WALK 5K is open to adults, children and leashed, crowd-friendly dogs of all activity levels. This is an untimed event and will take place through two of lower North Mankato/Mankato area scenic park trails.  Post finish line activities will include local vendors, snacks, water, pizza concessions and more.

DATE:  September 30, 2023

TIME:  8-8:30am Packet Pick-up; 8:45am Opening Ceremony; 9am 5K followed by post finish events

In-Person Registration During Packet Pickup (See dates and times below):
Sept 27 – 30, 2023:

Adults: $40, DOES NOT include T-shirt or Dog Bandana; Youth, 5-12: $20, DOES NOT include T-shirt
PAYMENT: Cash, Venmo, PayPal, No Checks

Wednesday, September 27th       6-8pm   BENCHS 1250 N River Drive, Mankato
Friday September 29th               2-4pm   BENCHS 1250 N River Drive, Mankato
September 30th                         8am-8:30am at Registration Table

WEATHER: Sorry, no refunds – The race will go on, rain or shine! In the event of inclement weather there will be indoor activities offered.

PARKING: Parking is available in the parking lot across from Spring Lake Swimming Pool/Warming House.

•Bring dog waste bags, CLEAN UP DOG WASTE
**Bring $1 per dog to enter Doggy Doo Lottery – See details below
•All dogs on a leash held at no more than 4 feet length
•No Retractable leashes
•Stay 2 feet from other dogs, do not try to make friends
•Do not pet unfamiliar dogs unless you are invited
•Kids should never pet an unfamiliar dog

Doggy Doo Lottery:  Bring $1 for a wrist band for a 50/50 drawing at 10:30am
At registration table enter your dog’s (or any pet) first and last name into drawing – Must be present
**If your dog DOES Poo along the trail, turn in your dog waste bags to the registration table after crossing the finish line and receive a coupon for a free doggy donut from the Doggy Donut stand.