Get Your Tail on the Trail

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Join the Fun!

Join St. Luke’s and D&L leaders and other members of the community in a celebration of health and fitness. Come out for these fun events that include health, fitness, nature and history facts. Free giveaways, nutritious snacks and more.

What is the difference between the Challenges and the Tail on the Trail (TOT) Events?

The Challenges are goals set by the Tail on the Trail coordinators as ongoing challenges for you to log a combined total of miles of biking, walking, running or other distance exercises during a defined date range (ex. 165 Mile Challenge or 30/30 Winter Challenge). At the end of each challenge, Tail on the Trail provides prize incentives to all participants that logged enough miles to meet the challenge goal but we always say “the prizes are small compared to the biggest incentive, YOUR HEALTH”.

The Tail on the Trail Events (TOT Events) are organized by Tail on the Trail coordinators as one-time events, free to the public, and usually held on a section of the D&L Trail near one of the St. Luke’s Campuses to promote the building of a healthier community… one mile at a time. TOT Events often offer free snacks and prizes so we ask that you RSVP by calling St. Luke’s InfoLink toll-free at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) or emailing

Any miles walked at the TOT Events can be logged online and count towards the ongoing challenges!

What is a Tail on the Trail Approved Event?

There are lots of other great opportunities to get out and get active in our community, and every mile counts towards your total! All TOT-approved events are open to the public and are either free or support a non-profit charity. Please check each individual event for details.
How can I get my event Tail on the Trail Approved?

If you are organizing a local fitness event that is open to the public and is either free or supports a non-profit charity, please use the Contact Us form to give us the details. We are looking for outdoor events within the St. Luke’s service area, especially events on trails to promote the connection between health and trails. If we approve your request, we will promote and link to your event through our web page, provided you promote and link back to our Tail on the Trail web page using the logo and link we provide you.

Tail on the Trail Events

No special events currently! Stay tuned.

Approved Events

St. Luke’s Hospice 7th Annual Charity Bike Ride

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10am

Bike enthusiasts of all ability levels can participate in either the 20 or 30-mile trail ride to raise awareness and funds for hospice care

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Ironton Rail-Trail 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - walk begins 9:30am and run begins 10am

The 2017 IRT 5K Run/Walk will be held on the new 1.4 mile section of trail in North Whitehall Township. The 5K Run/Walk will be on a fine screening trail passing historical cement manufacturing buildings.

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2017 Rattlesnake Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk for Carbon County Environmental Education Center

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8am

Flat and fast course along the D&L Trail in Lehigh Gorge State Park, unique awards, giant organic cookies at finish! The 5K Run and One Mile Fun Walk is in its sixth year under the same director, and benefits the Carbon County Environmental Education Center.

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LLS/Team Decker 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Run

Saturday, June 24, 9:30 to 11:30am

Come out and support Dr. Gene Decker from St. Luke's as he raises money for LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) and sponsors Team Decker as they raise money for blood cancer awareness by running in the Disney World Half Marathon in January, 2018

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Easton-Phillipsburg YMCA Firecracker 4 Mile Run/Walk

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 7am

Enjoy a holiday run or walk with the whole family!

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Ironton Rail-Trail 10K Run/Walk

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Walk starts 8:30am and Run starts 9am

16th Annual IRT 10K Run/Walk to support the Ironton Rail-Trail

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D&L Heritage Half Marathon Run and Walk

Sunday, November 11, 2017 at 8am

Help support the D&L Trail’s history and future at the 7th Annual D&L Heritage Half Marathon. Enjoy a race loaded with amenities including many runner and walker awards, random prizes, a delicious post-race buffet, enthusiastic volunteers, indoor facilities at the start and finish, gender-specific technical T-shirts, and so much more!

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