Annual Hair of the Dog Run & Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Plunge

January 1, 7:30pm - 4:00pm

Downtown Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach, Delaware

RING IN 2018 in the QUIET RESORTS with a RUN & PLUNGE!
The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation & the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce proudly present the Hair of the Dog 5k/10k and the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Plunge!
HOD 5k/ 10k Race ELE Plunge
Overall & Age Group Awards
Family Fun and Festive Course
Long-sleeved event shirt guaranteed to everyone registered by 12/5
Post Party at Mango's
A New's Years Day Tradition
Fun Team Awards
Post Plunge Party at the Cottage Cafe
Long-sleeved event shirt guaranteed to everyone registered by 12/5
Packet Pick-up: Race & Plunge
Sunday, December 31st at Mango's (97 Garfield Parkway)
Monday, January 1st on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Bandstand (Oceanfront Garfield Pkwy.)
Race Start- Parkwood St. & Atlantic Ave., Bethany Beach
Race Finish- Bethany Beach Boardwalk Bandstand (Oceanfront Garfield Parkway)
Plunge- Beach (Oceanfront Garfield Parkway)
Plunge $20
HOD 5k $35
HOD 10k $45
Combo 5k & 10K $50
Combo 5K & Plunge $45
Combo 10k & Plunge $55
Combo 10K, 5k, & Plunge $70
Extra Wristbands (non-runners)* $10
HOD Hoodie (Child's L- Adult XXL) $30
Additional Shirts (Child's L - Adult XXXL) $10
* Due to space limitation in Mango's at the after party only 100 additional wristbands will be sold for guests of participants. Includes beer, food, & warmth.
Itinerary for HOD & ELE:
Sunday, December 31, 2017
12:00-4:00 pm - packet pick-up at Mango's Bethany Beach for all runners and plungers
Monday, January 1, 2018
7:30-8:30 am - Race day packet pick-up located at the Coastal Tented Events heated tent on the Bethany Beach Bandstand. Plunge packet pick-up will go until 11:30 am.
8:35 am- Mandatory Pre-Race (HOD) Meeting at the starting line
8:45 am- HOD 10k Start
9:40 am- HOD 10k Awards Presentations (must be picked up, awards will not be shipped)
10:00 am- HOD 5k Start
9:30-11:30 am- HOD Post Party and Mango's Bethany Beach
11:00 am- HOD 5k Awards
11:45 am- ELE Plungers gather on the beach in ocean front of Garfield Pkwy.
NOON- ELE Plunge
12:30-4:00 pm- ELE Post Plunge Party at the Cottage Cafe and Award Presentations
HOD 5k & 10K Race ELE Plunge
Overall Male & Female
Dog Owner (5k only)
1st, 2nd & 3rd
Male & Female Master
Age Groups*
1st, 2nd & 3rd A Whale of a Team: Largest registered team
Bathing Beauties: Best Team Attire/Theme
-Judging on beach from 11:30-11-50am
Leo Brady Award: Most donations raised for the
William O'Murray Scholarship
-Teams must have a minimum of 6 registrants to qualify.* Race Age Groups- 9 & Under and 10-14 (5k Only), 15 & Under (10k only), 15-19, 20-29, 30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70+
HOD 5k & 10k Race ELE Plunge
Rain or Shine Event
Walkers permitted in 5k only
Dogs & owners in permitted in 5k only
Dogs must be on a leash at all times (no recoil leads)
Doggy doo-doo bags are a must-have with all messes cleaned up
No dogs allowed in Mango's post party
Rain or shine event (with exception of lightning)
All Plungers must wear their wristband to indicate affiliation with the event.
Waivers must be signed for all participants.
There will be lifeguards, and it is a "swim" plunge at your own risk event.
Bathing suits only!
Tax Deductible Donations support the Captain William O'Murray Scholarship:
Captain William O. Murray Scholarship is awarded by the QRCF to a student who exhibits a strong commitment to civic and community service. Each scholarship recipient will be awarded $2,000 per year for four years. The scholarship is based on a combination of financial need, academics, school involvement, and community service.
Captain William O. Murray Scholarship - 30% community involvement, 30% financial need, 20% academic achievement, and 20% personal statement.
Team Donations- Printable Form- Donation Form
All donations are due at Packet Pick-up (12/31 & 1/1) to be eligible for the award.
The Team with the largest donation will receive the Leo Brady Award at the Post Plunge Party at the Cottage Cafe.
Race Details & Information-
HOD Course Maps- Click Here HOD Athlete Guide - Click Here
Interested in plunging, but don't have a team?
Join Team Cottage! Your Team Cottage registration fee covers a special Team Cottage hoodie, breakfast buffet at The Cottage Cafe, drink specials, transportation to and from the beach, and -- of course -- the post-plunge party at The Cottage Cafe with DJ Bump. Register now!
Interested in volunteering?
For more information on how you can support this annual event, contact Amy at ​