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Join us for the 8th Annual Hair of the Dog 5k

Sunday, May 17, 2015 

10:00 a.m. race start 


Click here for online registration! 


See photos of last year's event, courtesy of Bundle of Paws Photography

Finish Line 2014
Big finish at the May 18, 2014 Hair of the Dog 5k
In 2008 we organized our Inaugural Hair of the Dog 5K in hopes of generating much needed funds to support pet rescue.  It was a great success and we decided we wanted to do it every year. 
This event is unlike any other local event . . . not only do we offer a 5K Run/Walk but because the event is held at a winery we are also able to offer wine tasting and wine by the glass/bottle.  Each registered runner receives a free wineglass which entitles them to their first wine tasting free (must be 21 or older!).  But wait that's not all.  Because this event is for the sole purposes of helping homeless, abandoned and neglected pets we also allow you to run or walk with your dog.  The first 1,000 pre-registered runners get a goody bag packed with all sorts of goodies.  Please join us for this event -- you won't regret it!

We look forward to meeting you at the race.  You do not have to register to race in order to come to the event.  There is free admission and anyone can come, watch the race and cheer on your favorite runner! 
After the race, stay and enjoy Working Dog Winery's Chesterfest Wine Festival.  Free admission for registered runners; $10 admission for all others.  


- Long-sleeve tee (pre-register to guarantee shirt / size!)
- Goodie bag (first 1,000 registered runners
- Wineglass (21 and older only)
- First wine tasting free (21 and older only)
- Free admission to Chesterfest following the race
- Water
- Snacks
- Awards
- Dog prizes too!
Registration on or before 5/1/15 = $25.00
Registration after 5/1/15 = $30.00
USATF members on or before 5/9/15 = $23.00
At the winery:
Friday, 5/15, 2:00 pm - 6:00
Saturday, 5/16, 11:00 am - 6:00
Sunday, 5/17, 8:00 am - 9:45 am
** late registration must be completed by 9:45 am to ensure on-time start
Dogs are welcome to run/walk
Register your dog online as part of your race registration
Poop bags provided
Race day dog registration available
Prizes for registered dogs
No retractable leashes
No fighters or biters

Wine, music, great food, prizes/give aways, pet rescues and more!

Free Parking
Paid race participants get free admission to the Chesterfest festival at
Working Dog Winery

Live music

Award winning wines

Incredible local food

 will highlight a memorable day for all.

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We are grateful to everyone who contributes to make this event possible!  See our Sponsor Page for info about becoming a sponsor in 2015.  Thank you to:

Dayton Scion
First Choice Bank

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