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Derby Day wiener dog race returning to the Oregon District this weekend

It’s one of the most adorable events of the year if you ask us, and it’s almost here.

The fourth-annual Oregon District Derby Day Wiener Dog Race will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019. 

 

This event is fun for the whole family, especially your wiener dog! Registration is now open, and you can sign your pup up for the race here

If you want to sign up for the race only, it will cost $5, but for $15 you can get a derby day T-shirt and donation to local animal welfare organizations SICSA Pet Adoption Center, Humane Society of Greater Dayton, & PAWS Adoption Center. 

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Don’t have a pooch to race? No problem. If you would like to just donate and get a T-shirt, that will cost $10. 

The Oregon District celebrated Kentucky Derby Day in Dayton on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The annual Derby Day Running of the Wieners race had its highest turnout in the three years since it's inception with 85 Dachshunds that competed. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Tom Gilliam/Tom Gilliam

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THE SCHEDULE

2 p.m.: Pup Costume Social 

3 p.m.: Pup Costume Parade: Beginning in the Trolley Stop Plaza and ending at the corner of Fifth Street and Pine Street (Dogs must be leashed. All breeds welcome!) 

4 p.m.: Wiener Dog Races Commence! 

5:30 p.m.: Costume and Race Award Ceremony 

To purchase tickets to the Running of the Wieners, visit oregondistrict.org. 

The Oregon District celebrated Kentucky Derby Day in Dayton on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The annual Derby Day Running of the Wieners race had its highest turnout in the three years since it's inception with 85 Dachshunds that competed. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Tom Gilliam/Tom Gilliam

WANT TO GO?
WHAT: Oregon District Derby Day Wiener Dog Race

WHEN: 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4 

WHERE: Oregon District

COST: Free to attend | $5 to race | $15 for race, T-shirt, donation | $10 for just T-shirt, donation 

INFO: WebsiteFacebookRegistration

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