The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce are again partnering to host series of events on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2019 — the eighth annual Hair of the Dog 5K/10K Run and the 23rd annual Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos.

Proceeds will benefit the local community by providing grants to local nonprofits by providing scholarships to local students.

The 10K and 5K will start off the day, with each race beginning on Parkwood and Atlantic avenues in downtown Bethany Beach and ending at the Bandstand on the Boardwalk. The 10K will start at 8:45 a.m., and the 5K will start at 10 a.m. Both races are time chipped by Races2Run, with medals for the 10K finishers, overall awards and age group awards. Runners are encouraged to join the post-race party at Mango’s Bethany Beach, 97 Garfield Parkway, for chili provided by local restaurants.

The Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimo Plunge will take place at noon. A post-party with DJ Bump will be held at The Cottage Café, 33034 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach. The celebration will include 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 William Murray, an active community member who was integral in starting the New Year’s plunge event. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student with strong academics and an equally strong passion for community service. Solo participants can sign up with a team or join the Cottage Café Team. Registration is open at On-site registration and packet pick up will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 31 at Mango’s; and at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 1.

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