The Lula Laker: Tails & Trails 5K Will Be Held July 10

Friday, May 28, 2021

While regularly scheduled signature fundraisers are still on hold, Lula Lake Land Trust is continuing to offer safe recreational opportunities with their Lula Laker Race Series. LLLT announces their next race, the Tails & Trails 5K, taking place this summer on Saturday, July 10.

This trail race is designed for racers and their leashed dogs (or solo racers) that takes you on a classic course through Lula Lake’s scene Core Preserve with a 700 ft. elevation gain to raise funds for conservation and trail building efforts. Nooga Paws and Play Wash Pint will be on site for fun activities following the race time, and the Humane Educational Society will be present with adoptable dogs needing a forever home.
 
“Tails and Trails has been in planning for years,” said Matthew Hubbard, LLLT director of development.

“Through analyzing safe recreational opportunities during the pandemic, Lula Lake was able to craft an event that helps raise funds for conservation and raise awareness for dog-lovers. Our staff is excited to open our Core Preserve to 5K racers and help adoptable dogs find their home. Plus, Lula Lake is donating all proceeds from commemorative t-shirt sales to the Humane Educational Society.”
 
Tails & Trails 5K is an independent race with start times from 9 a.m. to noon, and each participant is responsible for tracking their time through GPS tracking such as Strava with Lula Lake’s official course. Arrive at your preferred start-time to check-in and then hit the trails with a 3:30 p.m. deadline to finish. The top runners will receive a one-of-a-kind prize package—including a year’s supply of dog food.
 
“If you could imagine what heaven looks like for a dog, look no further than Lula Lake,” adds Bob and Courtney Poore, owners of Nooga Paws & Play Wash Pint. “With Rock Creek running through it and an old growth forest covering the trails, dogs are truly at home. Their humans will like it, too. Nooga Paws & Play Wash Pint has always tried to align itself with other local businesses and missions. This event is the first of its kind in Chattanooga, and there could not be a more beautiful setting than Lula Lake to debut it. We hope you take the opportunity to help support Lula Lake's mission and enjoy a fantastic adventure race with your dog."
 
There is a $40 registration fee in support of conservation, and each entrant receives a participation dog tag. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly back into Lula Lake's trail work efforts and conservation mission. Tails & Trails t-shirts are available as a $25 add-on during check-out up until June 28. Proceeds from shirt sales will benefit the Humane Educational Society. Registration and more details are available online at www.LulaLake.org/events.
 
Tails & Trails 5K is presented by Nooga Paws and Play Wash Pint, and the race is sponsored by Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium, Audi Chattanooga and Village Volkswagen of Chattanooga.


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