5K start 10:00 am, Kids Run start 11:15 AM
Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square
Come for the New Year's Celebration at Williamsburg's First Night Celebration and stay for the run that kicks off your New Year in a healthy way. First Night is a family friendly, alcohol-free community celebration of the New Year. Each December 31st, we celebrate the passage of time from the old year to the new with a festival celebrating the performing arts in many forms and venues. Find out more and get your First Night Celebration Pin. Click on the button to find out more.
This New Year's Day race has a little something for everyone with a competitive 5K race, 5K walking category, fun and festive formal wear race division (pajamas allowed), weight challenge division and Kids' Fun Run. Come on out and celebrate your New Year with us! A portion of the proceeds raised from this event will go to the R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA. All 5K runners receive a race T-shirt, post-race refreshments, and festive post-race awards ceremony. Kids' Fun Run participants receive a finisher medal and post-race refreshments.
The 11th Annual Hair of the DoG 5k was a great success in 2017 in Williamsburg and we are looking forward to doing it again in 2018 bigger and better, still teaming up with First Night Williamsburg and the R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA as our charity to provide New Year’s revelers with a healthy resolution run to round out their New Year’s celebration in Williamsburg.