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Tails Humane Society Mutt Strut

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The 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 bandannas for the pups*

*Guaranteed ONLY for pre-registered participants

Race Fees

There is a $30 registration fee for adults (18 years or older) and $15 for youth runners (under 18 years old).

Dog registration $5

All youth walkers are FREE!

Day of registration is $35 for adults and $15 for youth runners. Shirts and bandanas are on a FCFS basis. 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. All proceeds benefit homeless pets at Tails Humane Society!


October 1, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tails Humane Society
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Hopkins Park
1403 Sycamore Road
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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