Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

 Mutt Strut 5K Run & Walk-A-Thon

Saturday October 1, 2022

9:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mutt Strut 5K on Saturday, October 1st! It is one of our favorite days of the year seeing all of the two and four-legged friends show up to support the homeless pets who come to Tails for help each year. We hope to see you all again next year!

2022 Race Results: 

Mutt Strut 5K is a dog-friendly 5K run/walk-a-thon benefiting the over 3,400 animals cared for each year at Tails Humane Society. The race route follows the DeKalb Nature Trail, beginning and ending at beautiful Hopkins Park. You can also join virtually from anywhere! Enjoy a scenic run with friends or family while benefiting homeless animals. Join us and run for the rescues!

 Race Details

  • Dog friendly (no choke or prong collars, please)
  • 5K course with option 1 mile track
  • Chip timing for accurate results
  • T-shirts for the people*
  • Dog bandanas for the pups*

*Guaranteed ONLY for those registered by 9/1/22

Race Fees

There is a $34 registration fee for adults (18 years or older) and $15 for youth runners (under 18 years old).

Dog registration $5

All participants under 5 are FREE!

Day of registration is $40 for adults and $15 for youth runners. Shirts and bandanas are on a first come, first served basis for day-of registrants. Youth walkers are always free (t-shirt not included).


Your family and friends can help cheer you on with donations! The runner who raises the most gets to have their dog featured on next year’s Mutt Strut logo (just like Lucky on this year’s logo!). All proceeds benefit homeless pets at Tails Humane Society! Learn more or set up your fundraiser here: 


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