Greyhounds Reach the Beach® is an event for greyhound and sighthound owners. It is held every Columbus Day weekend n October in the oceanside communities of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The event celebrates our greyhounds, creates awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes, and raises some funds to support greyhound adoption. 2019 is the twenty-fifth year of this very special event. The event this year will be held for the first time in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center (RBCC).
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A Musical Montage Please check out the new love song montage of photos from the beach done by our official 2015 event photographers, Balance Photographers of Catonsville, Maryland. Don't watch without a tissue!
Greyhounds Reach the Beach® is a registered trademark of The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc. The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc., our parent corporation, is a Delaware corporation registered to do business as Greyhounds Reach the Beach® in all three Delaware counties. It is also an IRS approved 501(c)3 charity benefiting greyhounds and sighthounds. In 2015 alone, the Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc., through its work in running greyhound events, donated over $20,000 to greyhound and sighthound adoption groups and to the Greyhound Health Initiative. Our primary focus over the years is to support greyhound adoption by donating all the money we raise, after expenses, to participating 501(c)3 greyhound/sighthound adoption groups. We welcome greyhound adoption groups to become involved in this event and share in the proceeds.
Photos courtesy of Balance Photography, Catonsville, MD
Larry and Susie's first greyhound, Caesar (racing name PK Spanky) loved walking and running on the beach. His pure love of running was a sight to behold. Sometimes he would jump into the waves after running down the beach. He loved the ocean so much that we bought him a snap collar with the words Salty Dog on it. On one oocasion, a fellow camper saw our greyhounds and told us that he had a German Shepherd who was pretty fast. he wonderd if he might race our greyhounds sometime. I invited him to watch Caesar run the following morning.
The next morning we were all there. I rode with Caesar down the beach on my bicle. Then we turned around to allow Caesar to run free. Caesar flew down the beach, as he always did, all four paws off the ground, quickly outdistancing me on my bicycle. I walked up to the camper and asked him what he thought. He just shook his head said, quietly, "I had no idea." There was no need to arrange a race.
Our first year attending Greyhounds Reach the Beach® was 2004.
Greyhounds Reach the Beach®
October 10-13, 2019 It's all about the greyhounds.©