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 event, which is in its 29th year, 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® was managed for many years by The Greyhound Project, then by The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc. from 2015 - 2021 and by Greyhound Pet Adoptions of Delaware - GPAD starting in 2022.
GRtB features speakers, vendors in both the RBCC and Rehoboth Fire Hall, 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.
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.
Questions about GRtB 2023 can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check this website and/or follow the Greyhounds Reach the Beach® Facebook group for updates as the event gets closer and while it's underway.
Dates for GRtB 2024 - the 30th anniversary of the event - are Thursday, October 10th through Sunday, October 13th.
If you would like to be added to the GRtB mailing list to receive updates before and during this year's event, please send an email to email@example.com.