Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 6, the annual Greyhounds Reach the Beach will return to Rehoboth Beach. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the event and the second time it’s been held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.
Greyhounds Reach the Beach is an annual charity event that celebrates the greyhound breed and creates an awareness of the need for adoptive and foster homes. The event supports the adoption of greyhounds and other sighthound breeds by donating net proceeds to designated 501(c)(3) greyhound and sighthound adoption groups.
The event will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 6, with a vendor preview party and early bird check-in for registered participants at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave. It will wind down with a parade on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk Sunday, Oct. 10. The event also features speakers, vendors, a raffle, the Blessing of the Hounds, boat cruises and more.
The goal is to combine the best of modern event management practices with the best of the old traditions of Greyhounds Reach the Beach to make an enjoyable event for everyone, said Sarah Dougherty, public relations director volunteer for Greyhounds Reach the Beach. Local community residents and visitors are welcome to stop by, check out the event, and shop with vendors for dog-related merchandise, said Dougherty.
Support for the event allows for continued financial assistance of nonprofit greyhound and sighthound adoption groups across the country, said Dougherty, adding that Greyhounds Reach the Beach is run entirely by volunteers.