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Days Til Oktoberfest!

Running of the Wieners

The Running of the Wieners is the annual kickoff to Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati.

100 dachshunds will race to be crowned the winning wiener at the Running of the Wieners, Friday, September 15, 2017. 

2017 registration will open soon! 

How it works

Each dachshund, outfitted in their provided hot dog bun costume, will run approximately 75 feet in heats of ten to their owners at the opposite end. The winner of each heat will compete in a final race to determine the winning wiener dog! Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!

Race Details

Takes place the Friday of Oktoberfest weekend on Race Street between Second Street and Freedom Way in downtown Zinzinnati.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Check-in: 10-11 a.m.
Heat 1 start: 11:30 a.m.
FREE to spectators
Cost: $25 (includes all race competition gear including hot dog bun costume and owner t-shirt. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to a dachshund rescue charity).

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