Tails on the Trail

Presented by Ark-Valley Humane Society


Saturday May 20th, 2023


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This is a family and dog-friendly 5k race with proceeds benefiting the life-saving work of Ark-Valley Humane Society. All runners and participants welcome. Dogs are not required, but more than welcome on leash!

Race Day Info 

More details TBA soon!


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Course Description

We will have a new course this year! Check back soon for more details!

Thank You to Our 2022 Tails on the Trail Race Sponsors!

Are you a business interested in sponsoring this year’s Tail’s on the Trail? Fill out an application here

Special Thanks to our Top Dog Business Sponsor!

Thanks to our Gold Paw Sponsors!

Thanks to our Best in Show Sponsors!

Thanks to our All Star In-Kind Business Sponsors!

Thanks to our Dog's Best Friend Business Sponsors!

Thanks to our In-Kind Business Sponsors!

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.