Run this fun and fast 10K or 5K, or participate in the 1-mile Trot with Spot! The race starts and finishes at Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital adjacent to the Brunswick Forest neighborhood. The courses are flat, fast and picturesque. After the race there'll be Pizzettas Pizza, prize drawings, an awards ceremony and a people and pet costume contest with very nice prizes. Our great sponsors will be there with all kinds of pet related goods and service for you to check out.
The whole event is pet friendly but we also offer a competitive 10K for serious runners.
10K Walk or Walk/Run starts at 7:40 am.
This start time is designed for athletes doing greater than a 1:20 10K. Your results will be displayed in your age group. Early starters receive the same shirts and run the same course as the 8:00 am start athletes. You will earn it!
3-Race Series: Visit this link for info about the Series. The Hound Hustle 10K is the first race of the series which includes the First Bank Oktoberfest 15K on September 27th and the Port City Orthopaedics Battleship Half Marathon on November 5, 2017.
NO DOG, NO PROBLEM!! Runners without dogs are welcome for sure in all races. The Hound Hustle 5K is well suited for runners and walkers with or without dogs, as is the 1-mile Trot with Spot. The 10K is primarily for runners but if your dog is fit and used to running 6.2 miles then they are certainly welcome to run with you. Note: Extreme caution is required while running with your well behaved dog.
The Hound Hustle 10K will start 5 minutes before the 5K. This will allow the 10K runners to start without any concerns for any dogs running in the 10K group since normally there are few if any pooches in the 10K. Read on for more info.
In the Hound Hustle 5K and 10K 1st, 2nd, 3rd M/F overall receive awards. Also, awards go 2-deep in 5-year age groups through 65+ in both races. There are no awards in the 1-mile Trot with Spot other than the reward you'll have while sharing a fun experience with your Best 4-legged Friend.
Post race party/awards ceremony will include several pet related vendors/sponsors, good snacks and beverages, then a fun costume contest with awards for costumed runners and pets.
Saturday April 29th at New Balance of Wilmington in Mayfair near Harris Teeter from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Then again Saturday at Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital 1513 Brunswick Village Blvd, Leland NC 28451 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Special Costume Awards
Prizes for best costumed pet and best costumed owner or runner. Also, there will be an award for the "couple" who most resemble each other - pet and owner, or vice versa.
Costome winners will be picked by the audience with the loudest cheers for the winners. To drum up support you can do a skit, song and dance or just stand there and look awesome.
Micro-Chip Implanting on Race Morning
The great Staff of Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital will be doing ($30) Micro-Chip Implants for your pet on race day for all race participants. This is basically their cost for the actual chip so it's a very nice benefit for race participants. You'll have a much better chance of locating your best 4-legged friend in case they get lost and it's a quick, painless procedure.
Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital -
Tour Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital's state of the art facility on Saturday while you pick up your race packet. The Vets and staff at the Hospital are caring professionals and will treat your pet the way you would yourself. The facility is designed to take care of routine care/physicals all the way up to the most demanding surgeries and treatment options.
Other Great Sponsors
Splish Splash Dog Wash - They'll keep your best friend clean, happy and healthy. -
Pizzetta's Pizza in Leland and in Wilmington - Authentic Italian food, pizza and a full service wine and cocktail bar in an upscale setting with downhome prices.
Family Dog Naturals - Great nutritional products for dogs and cats, as well as supplies and gourmet treats.
State Farm Insurance - Agent Josh London provides unsurpassed customer service with a vast array of insurance products -
New Balance of Wilmington - the only American made running shoes. Check out their new location in Mayfaire Town Center for New Balance apparel and running/walking shoes.
Stricks LP Gas "Strick's LP Gas has been providing propane delivery service Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas since 1960. We strive to have the best service and pricing in the Wilmington area, so please give us a call or e-mail us about our services so that we can provide you with the propane you need! We offer lock in contracts, automatic delivery, automatic payments and more. You'll find that switching to Strick's LP Gas will save you money and headaches so that you can enjoy the finer things, like" .... Running the Hound Hustle on April 12th at beautiful Brunswick Forest!!