The Hair Of The Dog 5 K

Stratford, CT, USA
18 Mar, 2023 (Sat)


5 km, 200 yd

About the event

  SORRY BUT unfortunately we are closed. We have just enough glasses, wine & Bloody Mary’s to cover our participants.   
3/18…It’s the morning after St Patrick’s day and for some it might be a wee bit tough to roll out of bed and get up for a little activity.
You might need a little incentive or a push? But- maybe if you join some friends it’ll be easier? 

And thus was born
                                “The Hair of the Dog” 5K
An event featuring a little taste of what might’ve bitten you the night before.
Our small ‘boutique’ 5K event is hosted by the Little Pub in the Lordship section of Stratford. It will feature some amenities you don’t often find in a local run as part of the ‘package’.  
Created by the overly active mind which brought you the Happy HolloWINE 5K, the Cow Chip run, the once-in-a-lifetime ‘Consecutive Numbers on the Calendar’ 9K, and many more to come.
HERE ARE YOUR INCENTIVES  *Bloody Mary’s to participants 21 & over *
*A half bottle of wine**  
*A stemless wine glass (not available after #100 reg)
*Great snacks & fluids
*N/a craft brew & soft drinks
*Our very scenic & flat out ‘n’ back course along the water
*Accurately timed results***
*Little Pub gift cards to champions & age group winners
*Special discounts inside Little Pub for further camaraderie
Event fees $30-  21 & over,  $25-  20 & under 
Event calendar  
3/1    Registration opens  
3/17  Celebrate St Pats @ LP!
3/18  8:30 am Bib & swag pickup
         9:45 am Little tykes ‘free-leaf’ clover scamper
       10:00 am START the HOTD 5K  
AWARDS - M&F champions $35 Little Pub gift cards 
age groups 9&under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (and 80’s if prereg) $10 gift cards  
        HUGE THANKS TO OUR HOST THE LITTLE PUB with Doug Grabe & Jillian Bass!
THANKS ALSO to the cooperation of the Stratford Police, DPW and Recreation departments.
Race Coordinator - Marty Schaivone directs over 30 events each year including six others in Stratford, Trumbull, Fairfield and other towns in the area.
Parking - Plenty along the seawall and in the Little Pub lots
*Preferably when you’re finished- your choice of O-positive    (regular) or B-negative (spicey) **No, the race director did not drink the other half!
***If your time is not what you expected just print it on a $20      bill and give it to our timer, Jim.    For those who desperately seek more information (or never heard the expression ’Hair of the Dog’), here ya go-  

What does hair of the dog mean?
A morning drink may be the last thing you want after a night of boozing, but that’s exactly what this quirky English expression means. Originally, the expression referred to a method of treating a rabid dog bite; hair from the dog was placed in the wound. So in that sense, having another drink (any drink) is like taking hair from the dog that bit you.

(By the way, medical professionals do not prescribe alcoholic drinks to treat the symptoms of a hangover. However, they do encourage drinking water and getting rest.)

What does the name Bloody Mary mean?
Many suffering from the morning-after blues indulge in a Bloody Mary as a hangover cure. This savory cocktail contains vodka, tomato juice, and other flavorings such as horseradish, celery salt, lemon juice, and Tabasco sauce.

There are as many versions of the Bloody Mary as there are theories regarding who the drink is named after, with beliefs ranging from Queen Mary I, to the actress Mary Pickford, to a waitress in Chicago who worked at a bar called the Bucket of Blood.

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Races offered by this event

The ‘Free-leaf’ Clover Little Tykes run

18 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 09:45
200 yd
On site

The Hair of the Dog 5K

18 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 10:00
5 km
On site