Hair of the Dog Run

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Click here to view 2017 results.

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 36th Annual Hair of the Dog Run on January 1, 2018. 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.

36th Annual

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

Event Day

Monday, January 1

  • 8:30 AM -- Registration closes
  • 8:45 AM -- Devotion
  • 8:50 AM -- Runners disperse to start lines
  • 9:15 AM -- Runs begin
  • Post -- Breakfast is served in the Gymnasium

Packet Pickup

Friday, December 29 4:00 PM-6:30 PM

Saturday, December 30 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Sunday, December 31 1:00 PM - 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 is open!

    OR register through Daxko if you are a Y Member! 


    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).



    2018 Sponsors













    Thanks for 2017

    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.