The hair of the dog that bit you!
The origin of the phrase is unclear, but instances of the phrase have appeared in English literature since the time of Shakespeare. E. Cobham Brewer writes in the Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898): "In Scotland it is a popular belief that a few hairs of the dog that bit you applied to the wound will prevent evil consequences. Applied to drinks, it means, if overnight you have indulged too freely, take a glass of the same wine next morning to soothe the nerves. 'If this dog do you bite, soon as out of your bed, take a hair of the tail in the morning.'"
This New Year's Day race has a little something for everyone with a competitive 5K race, 5K walking category, fun and festive formalwear race division (pajamas allowed), weight challenge division, and kid's fun run. Come on out and celebrate your New Year with us! We have a new venue this year at 24th Street Park on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach where we will be treated with a run through the holiday lights on the boardwalk.