Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
John Rudy County Park

The 3rd annual YMCA Trails and Tails 5K is hosted by the Bob Hoffman Dover Branch YMCA.

Join the YMCA for a fun, family and furry-friend trail running event!  

7:00 a.m. – Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up
8:30 a.m. – Costume Competition
8:50 a.m. – Costume Awards
9:00 a.m. – Furry Scurry Fun Run
9:00 a.m. – Kiddos ages 3-5 years – .25 miles
9:05 a.m. – Kiddos ages 6-8 years – .5 miles
9:10 a.m. – Kiddos ages 9-12 years – .5 miles
9:30 a.m. – 5K Race start
10:45 a.m. – 5K Awards

Register early and save!
Online registration

Early Registration:
July 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020 – $25 – shirt guaranteed

Standard Registration:
April 1 – April 26, 2020 – $30 – shirts available as supplies permit

Late Registration:
April 27 – May 2, 2020 – $35 – shirts available as supplies permit

Youth Registration:
$10 – participants aged 13 years and under – Shirt is guaranteed for registrations submitted by March 31.

Furry Scurry Registration:
$5 – participants aged 3 to 12 years – no shirt.

Online registration closes on Sunday, April 26, 11:59 p.m.
Onsite registration is available at all YMCA of York and York County branches September 1 – May 1.
Week of registration is available at the Bob Hoffman Dover Branch during packet pickup.
Race day registration is available at John Rudy County Park on Saturday, May 2, 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. only.

Thursday April 30 (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.) and Friday, May 1 (12:00 – 7 p.m.) York Branch YMCA, Loucks Conference Room. Parking is available in the YMCA lot located off Clarke Avenue, adjacent to the Y building. Please enter the building through the back entrance from the parking lot.  Race day pick up is available at John Rudy Park between 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

The race pathway is the grass 5k route at John Rudy County Park.  This course is jogging-stroller-friendly.  A detailed race map will be posted in the near future.  In the meantime, check out the route from the County Parks website: John Rudy County Park Map

The race takes place in John Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road, York, PA 17406.  Click here to map your directions.

Water stations for furry-friends and humans are located near the race start and finish. Two additional stations are located on the trail near miles 1 and 2.

Overall (male and female) top three finishers with dogs.  Overall (male and female) top three finishers without dog.

Winner and Runner Up awards in the following categories: Best Couple, Most Colorful, Biggest Pet, Smallest Pet, Animal Replication and Sports/Fitness Fan.

This youth run is open to children ages 3 to 12 years.  Every participant will receive a finisher medal.  Age and distance categories include:

  • Kiddos ages 3-5 years – .25 miles
  • Kiddos ages 6-8 years – .5 miles
  • Kiddos ages 9-12 years – .5 miles

All pets must be licensed and current with immunizations. Proof of rabies vaccination is required at packet pick-up. All pets must be leashed and controlled by their human running companion. Leash length may not exceed 6 feet.

The YMCA believes that working with other non-profit organizations makes our community stronger.  Click the donate button on RunSignUp to donate to our partner animal rescue organization.  For the Love of Dogs Rescue will be hosting adoption events during our race on May 2.  Check our event page for updates after the first of the year.

Please consider serving as an event sponsor.  Your donation helps to fund our Wellness Programs while providing you with marketing opportunities.  Review our Race Series Sponsorship 2020 for details.

Thank you Race Sponsors, for supporting the YMCA mission!


2019 Trails and Tails 5K Results 2019

2019 Trails and Tails 5K Photos 2019 – courtesy of Sondra Ream

2018 Trails and Tails 5K Results

2018 Trails and Tails 5K Photos – courtesy of Stephanie Gonzalez Photography