8k Course

Hair of The Dog 2019 is sponsored by:

P.O. Box 8311, Morganton, NC 28680

(828) 584-6767

1/2 Marathon Course


We had a great race this year with Racing Toes at #hairofthedoghalfmarathon2018. 

Everyone finished by 3 hours. Thankful and proud of the runners who all did awesome!

Thankful for volunteers who did a great job and had fun!

Special thanks to Aj's Family Steakhouse for catering delicious, steaming chili and broccoli cheese soup to keep us all warm!

Thank you to City of Morganton officers for keeping us safe and City of Morganton Parks & Recreation!

Thank you to Freedom High school volunteers for spending your morning with us!

Thank you to our sponsors who made it happen:

Sunrise Appliance
Mountain View Editing
Silver Fork Winery
Catawba Brewing Company
Catawba Brewing Company - Morganton
Rivers Edge Physical Therapy
Workout Anytime Morganton
Mountain View Pediatrics
Diversified Glass
Edwin Holler
Blue Ridge Mutt Wears
Morganton Animal Clinic
Laura Brown
Hoodude LLC
Phil and June Church
Keith Bowers-Nationwide Insurance
Kelly Bowers Messenheimer- Nationwide Insurance
Aj's Family Steakhouse



With full hearts,
A Better Life Animal Rescue 
Board of Directors


Race timing provided by: 

Join us for the 3rd Annual Hair of the Dog, a multi-distance festive event on November 23rd, 2019!  Athletes can choose from a half-marathon distance (13.1 miles), or an 8K (4.971 mile) option.  Bring your furry family members along for the run/walk as well.


Race events and each race distance will begin at the Catawba Meadows Park Ball Fields. There will be multiple water and fueling stations along the half marathon course and 8K course. 


Check in and packet pick up is 6:45am - 7:50am the day of the race. Follow the signs to the Parking Area to the right of the four way stop. Check in ans starting area will be at the shelter near the concession stands, in the observation area overlooking the ball fields.

Bring your lawn chairs and your family and join us for the post-race party that will include lunch! And of course, this is a dog-friendly event!

Contact ABetterLifeAR@gmail.com for information about discounts for high school students and sponsor packages.


 Proceeds from this event directly benefit pets in the care of A Better Life Animal Rescue with food and veterinary care; and help economically challenged families with emergency veterinary care for their pets.