Up to 96 District dachshunds are slated to sprint along the Navy Yard waterfront Saturday, all in the name of charity.
The fourth annual “Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash” will kick off “Parktoberfest” celebration, held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Yards Park (355 Water St. SE). All racers must be dachshunds and weigh under 35 pounds.
Proceeds from each competitor’s $25 registration fee will go to the Washington Humane Society.
The hounds will race across a 50-foot piece of astroturf in groups of eight, followed by a championship race with the winners from each heat. The dogs’ owners will receive cash prizes for first, second and third place.
Parktoberfest is a free event that also will feature live music, food and beer trucks, a stein hoisting competition and business vendors.
Any dogs that aren’t dachshunds can participate in best trick and best dressed contests.
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