This event is now over for this year but be sure to sign up and make room on your calendar to participate next year! Here's some photos of this years event we posted on Flickr.
Trails and Tails celebrates Nebraska’s wildlife and National Trails Day with outdoor activities and a chance to Run Wild dressed like a wild animal. Run Wild is a timed 10k race through the scenic, challenging trails of Mahoney SP. Children can also Run Wild at the 1 mile children’s fun run. Registration proceeds support the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund.
Runners are encouraged to celebrate Nebraska’s Wildlife by running the trails dressed like a wild animal! Prizes for the winners and best costume! The 10k trail run is a celebration of National Trails Day. The run begins at the Activities Building, but the route quickly turns into a scenic, challenging trail. The runner's route follows the natural terrain of Eugene T. Mahoney State Park so keep your eyes on the trail for rocks, dirt, gravel, hills, and wildlife!
Childrens 1 Mile Run
The children’s 1 mile fun run is on marked paved trails with a little grass and trail mixed in for children ages 12 and under. Here's the mapped route for the run.
Parents of young children can run along without registering, but there will be ample opportunity to photograph the wild runners along the way.
Proceeds from Run Wild support the Nebraska’s Wildlife Conservation Fund. The Wildlife Conservation Fund is one of the primary sources of funding for habitat improvements, research and education to help Nebraska’s at-risk species as well as many of our common species. Learn more about the Wildlife Conservation Fund.
The Swift Fox (photo to the right) is endangered in Nebraska, but donations to the Wildlife Conservation Fund are working to recover this rare and beautiful mammal. Learn more about the threatened and endangered species.