Event Details

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Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Location: Veterans Park on Milwaukee's lakefront (Next to the Gift of Wings Kite Store at 1300 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53202)

Route: View our 2018 Route Map here

Race Start Time: 10:00 a.m. 5K run starts, walkers follow (Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.)

8:00 a.m.: Registration & prize pick-up begins! 

Turn in all donations & receive your prizes!
Day-of registration opens!
Start visiting our vendors and exhibitors
88.9 RadioMilwaukee DJ Kat & entertainment begins!

8:30 a.m.: DOGA: Yoga class with your dogLindsey Slater Head shot

Reserve your space early for this popular class here.

9:30 a.m.: Welcome & Pre-race warmup

Emceed by WISN Meteorologist, Lindsey Slater

10:00 a.m.: Run/walk starts!

Enjoy a beautiful 5K run/walk or one-mile walk around the lagoon and through Veterans Park!

10:30 a.m.: Our post run/walk festival begins!

Vendors & exhibitor booths
Grab a bite from food vendors: Ian's Pizza, Fuel Cafe, Gouda Girls, Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds, Belair Cantina, Pawlie's Diner, and more!
Enjoy a beer courtesy of New Belgium in our beer tent!
Dog agility courses

Lure Courses
Let Fido play in our Doggie Splash Zone!

Face painting courtesy of Painting with a Twist
Canine Massage
Doggie & people caricature artists
Doggie Dash! See how fast Fido runs in our very own Doggie Dash speed zone- will they be our Top Dog? **Prize for the fastest dog!

Ask the Behavior Expert!  Experts will be available to answer all of your canine behavior questions!
Dog games
Let Fido "bob" in our kiddie pools for delicious treats he can't resist!
Prize Wheel – where everyone’s a winner!
And so much more!

11:15 a.m.: Scent Demo with the Milwaukee County House of Corrections K-9 Unit

Be part of the action - volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help demonstrate just how incredible this K9 unit is! 

11:30 a.m.: Tots on the Trail Kids Dash! *NEW*

Kids 10 and under can participate in our very first Tots on the Trail Kids Dash! Kids who participate will receive a race bib and a participant ribbon at the end of the race!

11:45 a.m.: Tails on the Trail Doggie Fashion Show!

Strut your stuff on our "catwalk" to compete for best dressed and best human/animal look-a-like voted on by the audience! Located on the Entertainment Stage.

1:00 p.m.Tails on the Trail festival ends


Event Rules

All participating dogs must be currently licensed with proof of their Rabies (if over 4 months of age), Distemper, and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines.  Please check your records because even if you adopted from us, you may not have all the vaccinations required.  If an incident occurs, you must be able to produce proof in a reasonable amount of time.

For safety reasons, retractable leashes or electric collars will NOT be allowed.  Dogs must be kept on a leash at ALL times, with no exceptions. Leashes should be no more than six feet in length while on the walk.

Female dogs in heat are not permitted.

Participants are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs during the entire event.

Event officials and WHS staff reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog whose behavior could be dangerous to others.  Please use good judgment regarding the temperament of your dog so that this event will be safe and enjoyable for everyone.

No bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc. are permitted for safety reasons.

Baby strollers are permitted. Be sure that you and your dog are conditioned and in proper health for this event.