Winter Gathering

Registration Open

Register now for GPAN's Winter Gathering, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22. at MTSU's Livestock Center, 1720 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro.

The competitive funrun is the highlight of the Winter Gathering. For directions to the MTSU Livestock Center, CLICK HERE.
Online registration is closed. Please register at the door!

When you pay in advance, you skip the check-in line and speed your entrance to the center where vendors, food, games and the races await. Admission is $5 per person/$15 per family and $2 per dog. Click here to register. Proceeds from the Winter Gathering go into the fund from which GPAN pays for the care of track-injured dogs.


Fun for All

The GPAN booth will be selling these charming globes featuring an art deco woman and her greyhound.
Please join us for:
  • Shopping at the GPAN tent featuring collars, coats plus greyhound ornaments.
  • A silent auction of must-have greyhound items.
  • Games and prizes.
  • Muzzled hounds romping in the open arena. (Need a muzzle? The GPAN tent has them to buy.)
  • Kelly Hall's craft booth where you can decorate tiles with your hounds' footprints on them.
  • Vendors like Coach Potato, Greytwear (30% of proceeds support GPAN) and GPA Emerald Coast.
  • The chance to tour the Birmingham adoption program's new dog hauler whose purchase GPAN helped underwrite.
  • A drawing for a handcrafted, octagonal dog bed made of repurposed wool sweaters. It's ultra cushy and XXL.
  • The 3 p.m. fun run with prizes.

A Little Help from Friends

For the drawing, Cathy Morris has donated an XXL, cushy, octagonal-shaped felted wool dog bed handcrafted from repurposed sweaters.

Fun = food, so please bring a snack to share. Think a bucket of KFC, pizza, submarine sandwiches, cookies, fruit and self-serve snacks. GPAN provides water, soda and coffee.


GPAN is an all-volunteer organization, so we're always looking for folks like you to help with set up, tear down and other short-term tasks at the Winter Gathering. Contact KATHY HOERSTING to lend a hand.


Does your hound need a pedicure? They'll be available at the Winter Gathering for just $5 each. Vets and groomers charge $10 and up for this service.

This is a sight-hound only event. Please leave other-breed dogs at home. By order of the livestock center, dogs are no longer allowed in the bleachers. An area is reserved inside the arena for lawn chairs, xpens and blankets. But who has time to sit down? There's too much fun going on.


Some Recent Adoptions


Congratulations to Coal who was recently adopted by Hunter Hayes

Congratulations to Ivy who was recently adopted by Sarah & Aaron

Congratulations to Mikey who was recently adopted by Caleb & Della

Congratulations to Sally And Gibbs who were recently adopted by Tim & Blair