Greyhounds Reach the Beach® is an event for greyhound and sight hound owners, held every Columbus Day weekend in the ocean communities of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The dates for this year are October 5th - 9th. The event creates awareness of the need for foster and adoptive homes for retired racing greyhounds, raises funds to support greyhound adoption and brings owners/adopters together to celebrate their hounds.
GRtB has been held in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center (RBCC) since 2019. Directions to the RBCC and parking information can be found here. Started in 1995 by several friends meeting in Dewey Beach for the weekend, Greyhounds Reach the Beach® has continued for nearly three decades. For many years it was managed by The Greyhound Project, has been managed by The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc. since 2015 and this year, Greyhound Pet Adoptions of Delaware - GPAD is taking a much more active role in the planning and organization.
GRtB features speakers, vendors in both the RBCC and Rehoboth Fire Hall (right next door), boat tours, walking tours in historic Lewes, leisurely strolls and professional photo sessions with your hound(s) on the beach, an auction, a parade, a bonfire on the beach, and a Blessing of the Hounds. Vending in the RBCC will start on Wednesday evening and continue through 5PM Saturday.
If you plan to attend this year, we suggest you pre-register so you can receive an E-booklet prior to the event. The E-booklet has detailed information about speakers, vendors and planned activities. You can pre-register on the Registration & Store page for $30. There will also be registration at the door for $35.
Questions about GRtB 2022 can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check this website and/or follow the Greyhounds Reach the Beach® Facebook page for updates as the event gets closer and while it's underway. Media/public relations inquiries about this year's event should be directed to Sarah Dougherty at email@example.com.
Thanks to its new location, GRtB is a rain or shine event. Check here for updates about speakers and outdoor activities as GRtB gets closer and/or while it's happening. Updates are also posted on the Greyhounds Reach the Beach® Facebook group.
Mask information will be added closer to the event based on guidelines at the time. Currently, mask use is at the discretion of the participant or as posted at a location or activity.
UPDATE 5.10.22: Registration for this year's event opens on June 15th.