Monday, October 24, 2016

Race Recap: Dogfish Head Dash 8k

Dogfish Head Dash

Registration: sells out in minutes.  Last year registration opened on April 1, so keep your eyes peeled to their Facebook page!

Location:  the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE.

Course:  the course was nothing spectacular but was a five mile loop around the surrounding neighborhoods and town.  It's a large race so there was a good amount of crowd support and distraction with all the costumed racers!  The real joy was the finish line!

Finish Party:  this is where the fun happens!  Each racer gets FOUR Dogfish Head brews.  Amazing!  Great food at the finish such as fresh bagels, a yogurt and granola bar, fruit, drinks, etc.  There were also a number of food trucks- even one serving apple cider donuts!

Lodging:  hotels book up quickly and hot fairly expensive even with the off season.  A friend was able to rent one of the town homes at the brewery for $100 a night on air bnb which is a great deal!  With the late start of the race (9am) we made it a day trip from DC. 

This was a great race and I hope I get in every year!  In addition to the fun after party that you earn after running a fast 5 miles, the race was able to donate $100,000 to the Nature Conservancy.  That is AWESOME in my book.  Plus I love any excuse to head to Rehoboth, DE!  

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