Run and Plunge on New Year’s Day 2017

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November 7, 2016, Bethany Beach, DE – The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC) are pleased to announce a day-long series of events on New Year’s Day 2017: the 6th Annual Hair of the Dog 5k/10k Run and the 21st Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos.  Run or walk, plunge or do both in what has been dubbed a beach triathlon: Run, Party, Plunge!  Ring in the New Year with these fun, family friendly events which support several terrific organizations and charities. Proceeds benefit local non-profits by providing grants and scholarships to local students.

Presented by NV/Ryan Homes, the bow WOW WOW! Hair of the Dog starts on Parkwood and Atlantic Avenues in downtown Bethany Beach and ends at the Bandstand on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. The 10k starts at 8:45 am and the 5k start at 10am Both races are time chipped by Races2Run with the 10k finishers receiving medals. The bone-ified, barktastic event features overall and age group awards, a 5k walk/run with your leashed-dog division. Runners will enjoy a post-race party at Mango’s on the Boardwalk and Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach with sausages and hot dogs provided by Hocker’s Grocery and Keller Williams Realty and beer provided by NKS Distributors.

The fun continues after crossing the finish line with the 21st Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos. Brrrr-ave the chilly water at this fun and family-friendly plunge at noon. Warm up after the plunge at The Cottage Café, the presenting sponsor. The post-plunge celebration will begin with the awards ceremony announcing largest team, the best costume/theme, and the group that raises the most pledges for the Captain William Murray Scholarship. The scholarship honors Bill Murray, an active community member who was integral in starting the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has good grades and a strong passion for community service.

All combination runners and splashers will receive a surprise swag item sponsored by Shannon Smith of the Beach Home Group.  All pre-registered participants who register by December 9th are guaranteed an event shirt.  Local businesses, residents and guests are encouraged to be part of the fun.  Exciting sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available for all interests.  Please contact Brigit Taylor with QRCF or Lauren Weaver at the Chamber for details.

Portions of the registration fees may be tax-deductible.


The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to develop and implement destination events, participate in advocacy efforts, and provide opportunities for networking, marketing, and education with a goal of improving member success and enhance the quality of life throughout the Quiet Resorts.


The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Bethany-Fenwick and surrounding areas by providing financial aid, resources and other assistance in support of programs, individuals and organizations that enhance our community for both residents and visitors alike.