From 2014 to 2018, Paola Pathways held 5K races on the trails as its marquee fundraiser.
The inaugural trails of Paola Pathways were officially opened and dedicated to the citizens of Paola on June 14, 2014. This day marked the culmination of 2½ years of planning, educating, promoting, fundraising, as well as hosting the first-ever 5K on the trails.
The Paola High School drama department performed “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the Paola Community Center, where a dinner catered by Spudley’s and a silent auction preceded the play. This served as the first fundraising event for Paola Pathways.