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

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Name: Annual Hair of the Dog Run & Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Plunge
Date: January 1, 2018
Registration: Sorry,on-line registration for this event has been closed. Please call the Chamber at 302-539-2100.
Event Description:


It will be cold! Check out our tips for a safe plunge here .

On-site registration for both the Hair of the Dog 5k/10k and Exercise Like the Eskimos plunge are still available during packet pickup:

Sunday, December 31: 12-4 p.m. at Mango's 
Monday, January 1: 7:30 a.m. at Mango's

Note: Advance registration for the plunge only is still available through 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!

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
  • Music
  • 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
  • 12:00-4:00pm - packet pick-up at Mango's Bethany Beach for all runners and plungers
Monday, January 1, 2018
  • 7:30-8:30am - 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 11:30am. 
  • 8:35am- Mandatory Pre-Race (HOD) Meeting at the starting line
  • 8:45am- HOD 10k Start
  • 9:40am- HOD 10k Awards Presentations (must be picked up, awards will not be shipped)
  • 10:00 am-  HOD 5k Start
  • 9:30-11:00am- HOD Post Party and Mango's Bethany Beach
  • 11:00am- HOD 5k Awards
  • 11:45am- ELE Plungers gather on the beach in ocean front of Garfield Pkwy. 
  • NOON- ELE Plunge
  • 12:30-4:00pm- 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 lightening)
  • All Plungers must wear their wrist band 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       


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Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Downtown Bethany Beach, DE
Date/Time Information:
New Year's Day- Monday, January 1st
Contact Information:
Event Manager
5K = $35
10K = $45
Plunge = $20 
$10 discount per person for Run/Plunge combo;
$30 discount per person to sign up for all three events!

Online registration closes 12/28; on-site registration available 12/31 from 12-4 p.m. at Mango's
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