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wiener dog races

wiener dog race

wiener dog race

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wiener dog races & events

Saturday, September, 30th, 2017

This year's wiener dog races will have many dogs of varying ages, racing in a single-elimination format throughout the day, and ending with three champions - one dog for each age division.  

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Each champion will receive prizes (to be announced). Other events include a wiener dog parade and a best dressed contest for both male and female wiener dogs. 


Other dogs are welcome to come watch. A water station/poop area will be clearly marked. We thank you in advance for cleaning up after your dog(s). 

race rules

Divisions: There are three divisions - puppy (under one year of age), adult (one year of age or older) and senior (nine years of age and older). 


Heats: Heats are organized according to division. Each heat will have a winner. All heat winners advance to a quarterfinal and/or semifinal race. The championship races for all divisions will begin at 4 p.m. All dog owners should watch the main tournament bracket board, behind the shorter bleachers, for updates both when you arrive to the track and also during the races for when your dog will race next. 


Handlers: Each dog must have someone to release the dog and someone to receive. Volunteers are available to release, if needed. The receivers may use any means to call the dog (holding a toy or treat and/or calling the dog). Throwing of objects is not allowed.  


Race Entry Fee: No entry fee for all dogs pre-registered by September 29th, 2017. Entry fee is $5 for all dogs registered on-site the day of the event. On-site registration is from Noon-1:00 p.m.



race & event schedule

Galena Oktoberfest 2017 Wiener Dog Schedule


12:00pm – 1:00pm           Wiener Dog Registration

1:10pm                                 Call to the Post and WIener Dog Parade

1:30pm                                 Best Dressed Male & Female Wiener Dog event

1:45pm                                 Begin Heat Races (three divisions: Puppy, Adult & Senior)

3:30pm                                 Semifinal Races for all three divisions

4:00pm                                 Legends Race (all previous champions)

4:05pm                                 Senior Championship Race

4:10pm                                 Puppy Championship Race

4:15pm                                 Adult Championship Race


online registration

Online registration is now available.  You can still register your dog the day of the event for $5 dollars.

Special thanks to New Earth Animals for all of the donated prizes for the winning wiener dogs, to Galena Square Veterinary Clinic for donating leashes for all dogs involved, and to Charlie Fach for making the beautiful trophies for the winners.


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