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Sunday, Feb 4, 2018

Wiener Dog Derby

Sunday, February 4th

Registration: Opens at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of 9th & Lafayette

First Heat: 2:00 p.m. at Wiener Stadium

Entry Fee: $10; free to watch

You can now pay online via Paypal after Registration.

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Wiener Dog Derby


The longest-running dachshund derby in America is back! On February 4th, hundreds of dachshunds descend upon Wiener Stadium (also known as Rudy Commons, the brick plaza in front of Soulard Market on Lafayette) to determine the fastest dachshund in all the land. 

Wiener dog participants are separated into four divisions based on age: Hot Dog, Ballpark Frank, Cocktail Wienie, and Wiener Wannabe. In a series of elimination heats, six dachshunds race down a 30-foot track. These heats take place every seven minutes until the champion has been determined in each division.

Enter Your Dachsund

If you own a dachshund, you can enter your beloved pet in the respective age category for $10. Register online in advance, or at the park on Sunday, February 4th starting at 10:00 a.m.

Cocktail Wieners - up to 4 years old
Hot Dogs - 4 to 8 years old
Ball Park Franks - 8 years and older
Wiener Wannabe - small dog able to fit starting box

Watch the Derby

Non-dachshund owners are welcome, too. Grab your free spot on the bleachers overlooking Wiener Stadium or along the sidelines to get an up-close view of the slowest thirty seconds in all of sports! 

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