Presented by Ark-Valley Humane Society
Our 4th Annual Tails on the Trail 5k Run/Walk for Animals will be held virtually on
May 16, 2021
Tune in to our Facebook Live on the morning of May 16th for some wonderful virtual events including dog training by Jenna Geldreich, and an update from our Executive Director, Amber Van Leuken! After these events we encourage all participants to get out and complete their 5K at their favorite spot with as many furry friends as possible 🙂
Make sure to tag #TailsontheTrail2021 to be featured on our Facebook and Instagram stories that afternoon!
Wherever you want! Your favorite trail, your living room, the park, your neighborhood, your backyard, OR scroll down to see the original route in Salida if you’d like to complete that! Just make sure to snap a photo and tag us #TailsontheTrail2021 !
All registered participants will receive a commemorative event t-shirt and a goody bag provided by some of our wonderful sponsors!
*These will be passed out after the event!
**Check back for registration information!
Are you a business interested in sponsoring this year’s Tail’s on the Trail? Fill out an application here
A brief history on Loyal Duke, a loved dog who inspired this race
This information was provided by Friends of Loyal Duke
In 1889, an American Water Spaniel named Duke made the Salida train depot his office; meeting and greeting the trains coming through. Duke would visit around town as well as wander up Tenderfoot Hill with visitors. Duke was adopted by the manager of the Hotel Monte Cristo, which sat right between the narrow-gauge tracks and the river. At the opera, the residents would let Duke in the back door and he’d take naps behind the curtain. He would go to dances, plays, and when he was young, he would even chase home run balls at the baseball games. Duke was Salida’s ambassador for 13 years; welcoming visitors and accompanying the locals. Loyal Duke passed away on October 2, 1902. His loyalty to the town earned him the name we remember him by now – Loyal Duke.