Hair of the Dog Run

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Many thanks to the runners and volunteers who came out to celebrate the new year with us!

Kick the New Year off right with our 35th Annual Hair of the Dog Run on January 1, 2017. This long-standing tradition of the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg promises to be a fun event for all - adults, children and, of course, dogs. Breakfast will be served after the run, catered by The Farmer's Table.

35th Annual

  • New Year's Day Run & Breakfast
  • Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA
  • 2-mile, 5-mile and 10-mile courses

Event Day

Sunday, January 1

  • 8:30 AM -- Registration closes
  • 8:45 AM -- Devotion
  • 8:50 AM -- Runners disperse to start lines
  • 9:00 AM -- Runs begin
  • Post -- Breakfast is served

Packet Pickup

Saturday, December 31
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Participants, please stop by the TEH YMCA this day in advance of the event to receive your runner bag with numbered bib, event t-shirt and freebies. First 50 runners to pick up packets will also get a special gift!


    Registration for this event is now closed online and by phone. The current period is considered Day Of Registration and must be done in-person at the TEH YMCA Front Desk. New prices are below.

    • 2-mile: $30
    • 5-mile: $35
    • 10-mile: $40   


    The YMCA of Greater Spartanburg needs the help of many wonderful volunteers to make Hair of the Dog a success every year. If you'd rather spend your New Year's Day cheering, directing and assisting runners, please join us by registering online or at the TEH YMCA Front Desk (in-person or by phone). 



    Certified & Timed

    Introduced in 2016, our 5-mile and 10-mile Hair of the Dog courses are now certified by USATF and timed by Go Green Events. Tap into your competitive side and set a new personal best. Simply enjoy a "fun run" with your family, friends or pet. No matter the distance or pace, it is sure to be a spectacular New Year's Day.

    >> See Course Maps below.




    10-Mile Course Map






    5-Mile Course Map





    Thanks for 2016

    Our utmost appreciation goes out to all of last year's participants, volunteers and sponsors. We could not host an event with such history without the support of Spartanburg.


    2016 Results: