12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Wiener Dog Registration
1:10 PM - Call to the Post and Wiener Dog Parade
1:20 PM - Best Dressed Wiener Dog Event
1:30 PM - Begin Heat Races (3 divisions: Puppy, Adult, and Senior)
- Semifinal Races for all 3 divisions
- Senior Championship Race
- Adult Championship Race
- Puppy Championship Race
- Legends Race (all previous champions)
This years wiener dog races will have many dogs of varying ages, racing in single-elimination format throughout the day, and ending with 3 (three) champions. One champion in each age division.
Each champion will receive prizes (to be announced). Other events include a wiener dog parade and best dressed contest for both male and female wiener dogs.
Other dogs are welcome to come watch. A water station/bathroom area will be clearly marked. We thank you in advance for cleaning up after your dog(s).
Divisions: There are three divisions - Puppy (under one year of age), Adult (one year of age and older), and Senior (nine years of age and older).
Heats: Heats are organized according tho the dogs' age. Puppy (under one year of age), Adult (one year of age and older), and Senior (nine years of age and older). Each heat will have a winner. All winners will qualify for a semi-final race. Winners of the semi-final race will compete in the championship race to determine best of day honors in each age division
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 objects is not allowed. If you are bringing multiple dogs, please bring enough people to care for them while you are involved with the races.
Race Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for all dogs pre-registered by October 2nd, 2021. There will be a $5.00 entry fee for all dogs registered on-site the day of the event. On-site registration is from Noon-1:00 P.M.
Race Times: The call to post is at 1:10 P.M., followed by The Wiener Dog Parade and the Crowning of the King and Queen. Heat races will begin immediately after the completion of the Crowning of the King and Queen. The championship races will begin at approximately 4:00 P.M.
Galena Lions Club
P.O. Box 56
Galena, Illinois 61036