Run, Walk, Splash, and Plunge into 2020!


The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC) are partnering to host a day-long series of events on New Year’s Day 2020: the 9th Annual Hair of the Dog 5k/10k Run and the 24th Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos.  Run, walk, splash and plunge into 2020 in what has been dubbed a beach triathlon: Run, Party, Plunge!  Ring in the New Year with these fun, family-friendly events which support local charities and students. Proceeds benefit local non-profits by providing grants and scholarships. This year’s grant beneficiary is the Delaware Center for Inland Bays.

Presented by the Bethany Boathouse and the Cottage Café, 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 Boardwalk. The 10k starts at 8:30 am and the 5k starts at 10 am. Both races are time chipped by Races2Run with the 10k finishers receiving medals. The bone-ified, barktastic event features overall and age group awards, plus 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 chili provided by local restaurants.

The fun continues after crossing the finish line with the 24th Annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos, presented by the Cottage Café and Bethany Boathouse. Brrrr-ave the chilly water at this fun and family-friendly plunge at noon and warm-up post- plunge at The Cottage Café with DJ Bump. The post-plunge celebration kicks off with an awards ceremony recognizing the largest team, the best costume/theme, and the team 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 with strong academics and an equally strong passion for community service.

All participants who register by December 8th are guaranteed an event tech shirt.

Local businesses are encouraged to be part of the fun. Exciting sponsorships are available.  Presenting sponsors are Cottage Café and Bethany Boathouse; other sponsors to date include Coastal Point, Keller Williams, Coastal Tented Events, and ResortQuest.

Volunteers are needed to make these events extra-special.  Residents and guests are encouraged to participate. No experience is needed and all interests are welcome.  Students who need service hours are encouraged!  Sign up online:

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Sponsorships and portions of the registration fees may be tax-deductible.