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

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Name: Annual Hair of the Dog Run & Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos
Date: January 1, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, on-line registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:


Tuesday, December 31st
Mango's, 97 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Wednesday, January 1st
Mango's, 97 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach

7:30 - 8:30 am - for race day packet pick up 
7:30 - 11:30 am - plunge registration

RING IN 2020 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!

'Like" the facebook event page for day-of updates and information!


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 Year's Day Tradition
  • Fun Team Awards
  • Post Plunge Party at the Cottage Cafe
  • Long-sleeved event shirt guaranteed to everyone registered by 12/5

Join Team Cottage for the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Swim. Register online or in house. $50 per person includes: Registration Fee, Breakfast Buffet, Drink Specials, Team Apparel, Official Event T-Shirt, Transportation to and from the swim, and Post Plunge Party at The Cottage Café.

Packet Pick-up: Race & Plunge
  • Tuesday, December 31st at Mango's from Noon- 3:00 pm (97 Garfield Parkway)
  • Wednesday, January 1st on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Bandstand (Oceanfront Garfield Pkwy) from 7:30am-8:30am for race day packet pick-upPlunge packet pick-up will go until 11:30am. 
Race Start- Parkwood St. & Atlantic Ave., Bethany Beach
Race Finish- Bethany Beach Boardwalk Bandstand (Oceanfront Garfield Parkway)
Plunge- Beach (Oceanfront Garfield Parkway)

On Site Registration Prices: 
Plunge $20
HOD 5K $35  
HOD 10K $45
Combo 5K & 10K $50
Combo 5K & Plunge $60
Combo 10K & Plunge $65
Combo 10K, 5K, & Plunge $70
Extra Wristbands / Post-Party (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:
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • 12pm-3pm - Onsite registration and packet pick-up at Mango's Bethany Beach for all runners and plungers
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • 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. 
  • 8:25am- Mandatory Pre-Race (HOD) Meeting at the starting line
  • 8:30am- 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 
  • NOON- ELE Plunge
  • 12:30-4:00pm- ELE Post Plunge Party at the Cottage Cafe and Plunge Award Presentations
HOD 5K & 10K Race                     ELE Plunge 
Overall Male & Female

Dog Owner (5K only) 
 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Male & Female Master

Male & Female Grand Master

Age Groups* 
     1st, 2nd & 3rd
A Whale of a Team: Largest registered team 

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 LEASHES)
  • 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, but 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.
Race Details & Information:
HOD Course Maps- Click Here 
        HOD Athlete Guide - Coming soon

ELE/HOD Event Shirt:
Each registrant will receive a complimentary 2020 ELE/HOD event shirt the day of the event. Additional shirts are available for purchase for $10.


Not interested in running or plunging but still want to get involved? Sign up to volunteer! All volunteer opportunities can be found here. I need of community service hours? Please be sure to bring the proper paperwork to be signed! 


Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor


Downtown Bethany Beach, DE
Date/Time Information:
New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Contact Information:
Connor Lineberry
Until November 1, 2019
Plunge only

10k                                                        $25                                                      

5k Run or walk                                      $20

Combo 10k and 5k                                $30

Combo 10k and plunge                         $45

Combo 5k and plunge                           $40

combo 10k, 5k, and plunge                   $50


Until December 29, 2019
Plunge only                                            $20

10k                                                        $35

5k Run or walk                                      $30

Combo 10k and 5k                                $40

Combo 10k and plunge                         $55

Combo 5k and plunge                           $50

combo 10k, 5k, and plunge                   $60


December 31/January 1st
Plunge only                                            $20

10k                                                        $45

5k Run or walk                                      $35

Combo 10k and 5k                                $50

Combo 10k and plunge                         $65

Combo 5k and plunge                           $60

combo 10k, 5k, and plunge                   $70

Online registration closes 12/28; on-site registration available 12/31 from 12-3 p.m. at Mango's in downtown Bethany
All sales for this event are final.
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