HAIR OF THE DOG 5K

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About the Event

In 2007 we began to dream about taking on the world of 5Ks.  We knew it would be quite an endeavor and weren't sure it would be successful given all the 5K races out there today.  By the beginning of 2008 we were sure we wanted to at least try.  So we set a date for our inaugural event for May 17, 2008 and hit the pavement looking for sponsors.  After many months it all started to come together and we waited with anticipation during the weeks preceding the event.  We received more and more registrations and all of a sudden felt overwhelmed with the possibility that we may have tons more runners than we ever expected.  A few more hundred registered the day of the event for a total of 507 runners.  We were estastic.  It was a beautiful day that turned to pouring rain around 1:00 p.m. ... luckily the race was already over.  It was a huge success. 

We knew the minute it started that we would be doing it again the following year.  Last year's race brought over 1,200 runners out.  A great turnout for a great cause!

We have a nice combination of things to offer anyone who comes out to our event.  There is of course the scenic route for the runners, the fabulous wine for the drinkers and then there are the dogs!

Race participants can stay the day and enjoy free admission to the
Chesterfest festival beginning at 1:00 pm.  With live music, award winning wines, and incredible local food vendors, this promises to be a memorable day for all.
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The starting line

Our Goals
  • To provide a nice family event that is pet friendly but professional.
  • To raise awareness of the needs of homeless pets.
  • To promote spay/neuter of pets.
  • To raise money to help support our goals.