355 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
Kick off Oktoberfest at the Seventh Annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 on the boardwalk at The Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront! Cash and prizes will be awarded to the speediest dachshunds! Don’t have a dog? Come listen to a live DJ, enjoy authentic Oktoberfest beer from Spaten – an official Munich Oktoberfest brewery, participate in the stein hoisting competition, munch on great food and watch the funniest race around on a 17-foot jumbotron! This is a family-friendly, FREE event, but you must be 21+ to drink beer, no outside alcohol allowed. Race proceeds will be donated to Humane Rescue Alliance.
Don’t have a Dachshund? You can still take part in the excitement with the all breed contest for best dressed dog! Plus, there will be local vendors and giveaways from DC’s best pet friendly businesses. For more information and to sign up your Dachshund to race, visit www.wiener500.com!
About the races: Dogs will race in heats of up to eight dogs each, with a semi-final and championship race for the winners of each of the heats. First prize is $100, second place is $75 and third place is $50. Please note, due to high demand, the total number of dogs racing is capped at 96.