• Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital Hound Hustle 10K, 5K & 1-mile Trot with Spot
    Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital Hound Hustle 10K, 5K & 1-mile Trot with Spot
    • Date: Sunday, 15 April 2018
    • Time:

      8:30 am - 10K

      8:35 am - 5K

      8:10 am: 1-mile Trot with Spot, 10K Walk or Walk/run



Online registration closes at 5 pm on Friday, April 13th. You can still sign up on Saturday at New Balance of Wilmington from 11 am - 12:30 pm and at Brunswick Forest Vet Hospital from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. You can sign up until 8:00 am race morning. 


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 in the Brunswick Forest neighborhood. The courses are flat and picturesque. After the race there'll be good snacks and drinks, prize drawings for gift certificates from running stores or our sponsors, a fun awards ceremony and a people and pet costume contest with trophies and prizes for winners. The race sponsors will be there with all kinds of pet related goods and services for you to check out.


The 10K run will start 5 minutes before the 5K so that 10K runners can get down the course first since very few if any pets do the 10K.


Visit this link to register



10K Walk or Walk/Run and 1-mile Trop w/Spot starts at 8:10 am.


This start time is designed for 10K runners 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 8:30 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 23rd and the Battleship Half Marathon on November 4, 2018.


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. 


Shirts: All runners receive a tech shirt - note that shirts are gender specific with ladies shirts running one size small so select your size accordingly.


Race Beneficiary:

Paws Place, a no-kill shelter in Brunswick County. You can donate when you sign up too. 



10K awards go 3-deep in open, masters and 5-year age groups through 65+. The 5K awards go 3-deep open and 2-deep in age groups through 70+. All kids participating in the 1-mile Trot with Spot will receive a small award while adults participating with pets will have the reward of sharing a fun experience with your best 4-legged friend.


Packet Pickup


Saturday April 14th 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, perform a song and dance (so to speak) 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. -

Detainling by Chris - This is local business based in Brunswick Forest. Chris is a hard working guy striving to build his business by providing excellent auto, RV, boat and aircraft detailing for a reasonable price. 

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!!


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