People kicking off the new year for a race in Bethany Beach

BETHANY BEACH, Del. –Another annual event kicked off this morning to start the new year. People of all ages, even dogs,  got the chance to participate in the 24th annual Hair of the Dog 10K/5K,  that helps raise money for students in Delaware.

“This event is in its 24th year and part of the chamber mission is to brings crowds in the off season to this area, and as you can see I think it does a great job of bringing people here, supporting the business community and also its a fun family event, Lauren Weaver, Executive Director of the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce, said.

By signing up for the race, people helped to raise funds for the Captain William O. Murray Scholarship and grants that are given out to local high school students.

“We’ve raised over the last few years over 600,000 thousand dollars, all the money goes back into our community, most of its going to grants and scholarships,” Race Director for Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation, said.

Event organizers said it’s a rewarding feeling to see the amount of people that come out to help others, while doing something they enjoy.

After the run,  people also got the opportunity to participate in a plunge. Something that is part of the tradition of this event.

47ABC was told this event had a better turnout than the last two years.

The chamber and the charity said they look forward to their next event in April.

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