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

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 28th 2019 4411 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.

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 Contest at 11 a.m. before the race proper.

Sign your weenie up for the race here.

Go there:

Annual Running of the Weenies
Saturday, Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m.

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


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