365 Things to Do in Memphis #244: The Running of the Weenies

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 31st 2012 488 0

The cutest foot race in Memphis is coming up this weekend. Assignment #244 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to attend the annual Running of the Weenies.

Running of the Weenies, Germantown, Tenn.

The running of the weenies is exactly what it sounds like: a race (in as much as non-racing dogs can race) involving 100 Dachshund in the Germantown Horse Show Arena. It's adorable, unpredictable and for a good cause – proceeds benefit the Germantown Animal Shelter.

If a horde of weenie dogs running isn't enough to convince you to go, know that there's also the Best Dressed Hot Dog Contest, which, according to some past photos, might involve some of the contestants in Kitty Wigs.

Sign your weenie up for the race here.

Go there:

17th Annual Running of the Weenies
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.

Germantown Festival
Germantown Civic Club Complex
7745 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138
 

 


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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