Registration for Greyhounds Reach the Beach® (October 9-13, 2019) provides you with access to all the activities at our new main location at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.
This year's event will be held the second weekend of October, since that's when Columbus Day falls this year.
Greyhounds Reach the Beach® features top greyhound vendors and canine/greyhound focused speakers from all over the country. We have raised the registration price slightly this year to help cover the costs of our new location at the beautiful Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The price for registration will go up to $27.50 on August 15th. Those who register early get the best price. Registration at the door will be $30.
Please get your room, cottage or accommodations now. Each day you wait, prices for accommodations go up. By September. most places will be full or prohibitively expensive. Contrary to popular opinion, October is not a slow time at the beach but very a busy time, especially with weddings, at the beach. Fall wedding activities fill up hotels very quickly. There are four weddings scheduled for the Hyatt Place Hotel during our weekend. Things fill up quickly.
Your advance registration means that you will be welcomed at all of our sponsored activities around town. You will get discounts on people-greyhound tours to Milton or to Lewes, including a stop at a pub on the way home. We plan another Beer & Biscuit Mixer for registrants on Thursday evening. We'll have nail clipping at the RBCC by Carol Becker as well as dozens of vendors inside in climate-controlled comfort. Dewey Beach can be hot or rainy at this time of year. We'll be inside and comfortable either way. Your registration gains you entrance to our speakers at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The advance registration cost is just $27.50 per person at this time. This cost will go up again at the event.
You may register at the door for $30 but why not save money and register now? Your registration will help us advance the costs of putting on one of the largest and best known greyhound events in the world.
Without a registration wristband, you will not be allowed into our seminars to hear speakers or attend seminars. You won't be eligible to go on our guided bus torus of the area. You won't bve invited to our Welcome and Vendor Preview party on Wednesday evening.
Unregistered visitors will be able to shop the vendors beginning on Thursday.
Your registration also includes a GRtB goody bag and an event Ebooklet with all the information about the event. The E-booklets go out about a week to ten days before the event, and entrance into various activities such as our berer N Biscuit Mixer is provided only to registrants around the area to beaches and restaurants. Details of our weekend are still being assembled at this time.
Register Before the Event We are grateful for your support for our efforts to manage and reinvigorate one of the first and greatest greyhound events. By registering early, you help us meet a wide range of costs and financial obligations which we have to incur to hold this event. Your purchase also helps to pay to bringing dozens of greyhounds from the kennels in Florida or Alabama to loving homes in the Northeast. This process of helping greyhounds costs money.
You may pay via PayPal or credit card on our secure website.
Registration fees help us to cover our costs, which are many. Everything at the beach is more expensive. Facilities, insurance, tote bags, it all costs money. After our bills are paid, we then donate the balance to 501(c)3 greyhound adoption groups to help them bring dogs from the race tracks, get them vetted, and find them greyt homes. Last year we donated thousands of dollars to Greyhound Pet Adoptions of Delaware (GPAD), Forever Home Greyhound Adoption, Midwest Greyhound Adoptions, God's Greyts, VAGA and other greyhound adoption groups.
By registering, you support the activities and the donations to greyhound adoption that the event provides. It also adds an orderliness to the event which was missing for many years when the event drifted aimlessly from about 2007 through 2014. You have someone who can answer your questions about the event. You benefit from having knowledgeable people in charge so that you can ask a question about the Dewey Beach dog license or hotel accommodations in the area and actually get a sensible, consistent answer.
Please be sure to include your telephone number on your registration in case your email changes or there is a typo and it does not work. [If there's a typo in your email address, we won't be able to reach you or send you your E-booklet without an alternate contact number.]
Shipping No materials are shipped to your home. All event materials will be waiting for you at the event. Unfortunately, our website makes us specify shipping charges, even though nothing is shipped for your registration. Thus our registration says "free shipping," even though nothing is being shipped.
Dog License Due to changes in the administration of the Town of Dewey Beach (new Mayor, new Town Manager, new Commissioners), we are not yet sure about what kind of arrangement we will be able to negotiate regarding the Dewey Beach Dog License. We have been continually in contact with the Town since last year's event. Please stay tuned.
Please register now for the best value. We'll see you at the beach!
Refunds: Greyhounds Reach the Beach® is a fund raising event for greyhound adoption conducted by The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc., a Delaware based non-profit corporation approved by the IRS as a 501c3 charity benefiting greyhounds. We hope that if you register but cannot attend the event that you will just consider donating your modest registration fee to the greyhounds. Very few dog events have a registration fee of only $30. Many charge as much as $90 or $100 per person. Few charities give "refunds."
That said, if you wish to request a refund we will do our best to refund at least a portion of your registration fee after the event concludes, depending upon our existing liabilities and assets.