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.
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.
17th Annual Running of the Weenies
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.
Germantown Civic Club Complex
7745 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138