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, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, on-line registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:


Friday, December 31st
Mango's, 97 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach
Noon - 3 p.m.

Saturday, January 1st
Mango's, 97 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Packet Pick Up 
10:00 a.m. 5k race starts
10:05 a.m. 1 mile walk
11:00 a.m. 5k Awards
Noon- Plunge 


RING IN 2022 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/1 Mile Walk and the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Plunge!

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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 INSERT DATE HERE
  • 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 INSERT DATE HERE

Join Team Cottage for the Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos Swim. Register online or in house. INSERT PRICE HERE 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
  • Friday, December 31st at Mango's from 12-3 (97 Garfield Parkway)
  • Saturday, January 1st on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Bandstand (Oceanfront Garfield Pkwy) from 8:30 - 9:30 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 1 mile walk $25  
Combo 5K & Plunge $50  
Combo 1K & Plunge $40  
Combo 10K & Plunge $65  

Itinerary for HOD & ELE:
Friday, December 31, 2021
  • 12pm-3pm - Onsite registration and packet pick-up at Mango's Bethany Beach for all runners and plungers
Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • 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 5K Start
  • 9:40am- HOD 5K Awards Presentations (must be picked up, awards will not be shipped)
  • 10:00 am-  HOD One mile walk
  • 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+
One Mile Walk & 5K  ELE Plunge
  • Rain or Shine Event
  • 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.

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
HOD Athlete Guide

ELE/HOD Event Shirt:
Each registrant will receive a complimentary 2022 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. Need community service hours? Please be sure to bring the proper paperwork to be signed! 
Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Signature Sponsor

Downtown Bethany Beach, DE
Date/Time Information:
New Year's Day - Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Contact Information:
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 12-3 p.m. at Mango's in downtown Bethany
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