The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC) announced this week that they will hold a day-long series of events on New Year’s Day 2015: the 4th Annual Hair of the Dog Run and the 19th Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos. The combination offers the chance to ring in the New Year at family-friendly events that support several terrific organizations and charities. Proceeds benefit the local non-profits by providing grants and scholarships to local students.
The Hair of the Dog starts at 9:30 a.m. on Parkwood Street and Atlantic Avenue in downtown Bethany Beach and ends at the bandstand on the Bethany Beach boardwalk. The time-chipped race is being organized through Races2Run. The 10K starts at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10 a.m.
The bone event features overall and age-group awards, a 5K walk/run-with-leashed-dog division and a post-race party at Mango’s on the boardwalk and Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. Finishers in the 10K will receive finisher medals. Runners pre-registered by Dec. 15 are guaranteed a technical shirt.
After the Hair of the Dog Run and party is the 19th Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos, organized by the BFACC, in which splashers will plunge into the Ocean at high noon. Iceberg trophies are bestowed to the largest teams in the commercial, non-commercial and student divisions.
Organizers urged participants to register early, as these events sell out. Pre-registered runners and splashers by Dec. 15 are guaranteed a long-sleeved HOD/ELE event shirt, with discounted rates prior to Dec. 1. Visit www.hairofthedogrun.com to register online to run or plunge into 2015.
Local businesses, residents and guests are being encouraged to be part of the event, with sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available for all interests. For more information, contact Brigit Taylor with QRCF and Lauren Weaver at the Chamber. Portions of the registration fees may be tax-deductible.