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The New Year’s Day HAIR OF THE DOG Run/Walk

The New Year's Day HAIR OF THE DOG Run/Walk

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome to the New Year’s Day HAIR OF THE DOG Run/Walk, benefiting the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.  The HOTD is a New Year’s Day destination, not to be missed.  And for so many good reasons!

  • For those that stayed-up to ring in the New Year, no problem:  the HOTD does not start until 11am!
  • For those looking for an 8k (5-mile) PR: cool temps and a mostly flat course will make for fast running!
  • For those kicking-off New Year’s resolutions for a fit 2019: this is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself with a supportive community of family and friends!
  • For those seeking to squeeze in as much fun as possible before heading back to work after the Holidays, there’s Live Music, Exercise Endorphins, Cool Swag, Fur baby races, and Hair of the Dog — because we love a good running party!

The HOTD strives to be the capstone of your winter holiday in Tucson, and a pre-eminent fitness event. Here’s what’s included in your event entry:                        

  • A fun, fast 8k — running through the beautiful Tucson Country Club Estates or a 1-mile loop around the lovely desert-scape of Udall Park, with or without your pooch
  • An Event Finisher’s Glass, and a Collectible Poster Art
  • The Dragoon Brewing Co. beer garden, a premiere local brewery -and a free Dragoon beer or non-alcoholic beverage
  • Post-race treats, sweet or savory, compliments of Le Buzz Caffe, the famed east-side European style patisserie
  • Live Music
  • An awesome Fleet Feet Tucson After-Party! The party continues directly across the street, with more beverages and snacks, raffles, and in-store discounts
  • Event FB photos compliments of the GOATographer –and a dedicated doggie photographer
  • Doggie awards for the canine athletes
  • An event Mini-Expo, including some of our wonderful sponsors like Adobe Veterinary Center
  • Professional chip timing in the 8k, with fast, accurate results
  • A race-bib for all human entrants
  • Awards for 8k top-overall and tops in each 8k age group
  • An Unforgettable Race Day Experience!

Online registration here:


Download the mail-in registration flyer here: HOTD (PDF)