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8th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas

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8th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas

  • District Pier at the Wharf 101 District Square Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 United States (map)

Kick off Cinco de Mayo at the Eighth Annual Running of the Chihuahuas from 1pm – 5pm on Saturday, May 4 at the Wharf DC. The Running of the Chihuahuas is part of DC’s best Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The “races” feature 96 Chihuahuas racing in groups of eight on a sixty foot “race track.” All the action is captured on a 17 foot Jumbotron screen and the winners take home $500 in cash and prizes. All race proceeds benefit Rural Dog Rescue.

If you don’t have a Chihuahua, you can still take part in the excitement with the all-breed contests for best dressed dog and best trick! There will be local vendors and giveaways from DC’s pet friendly businesses.

The cost per dog is $30 to race. This is event is free to attend and family and dog-friendly, but you must be 21+ to drink beer. To enter and for more information, visit here!

Earlier Event: April 27
Weekly Saturday Adoption Event