By Southwester Staff

2017 Weiner 500; Photo by Trent Johnson
2018 Weiner 500; Photo by Mike Kim

Back for its eighth consecutive year, the District’s Wiener 500 will make its grand return at the District Pier at the Wharf on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be food, music, and, given that it’s Oktoberfest, plenty of beer and more throughout the afternoon. 

Of course, there will also be fast pups, no more than 128 dachshunds to be exact, running for first, second, and third place. A whopping $100 will be given to the grand champion with $75 and $50 going to second and third, respectively. Racing proceeds will go to benefit the Human Rescue Alliance. 

Even if you don’t have a dog, you can come enjoy the festivities while tiny dachshunds try to outpace each other on the race track. Have a different breed dog but want to bring your pup? Don’t worry, your four-legged friend won’t be left out; there will be a “best dressed” contest for all other breeds. 

This is a free family-friendly event. Participants can still register their best friend here:

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