Races begin at 2:00pm. Registration opens at 10:00am at the corner of South 9th Street & Lafayette Avenue.
First Heat: 2:00pm at Wiener Stadium
Entry Fee: $10; free to watch
The longest-running dachshund derby in America is back! On February 19th, hundreds of dachshunds descend upon Wiener Stadium, (also known as Rudy Commons, the brick plaza in front of Soulard Market on Lafayette), to determine the fastest dachshund in all the land. Enjoy a glass of Barefoot Wine while you watch the slowest two minutes in sports!
Wiener dog participants are separated into four divisions based on age: Hot Dog, Ballpark Frank, Cocktail Wienie, and Wiener Wannabe. In a series of elimination heats, six dachshunds race down a 30-foot track. These heats take place every seven minutes until the champion has been determined in each division.
Enter Your Dachsund: If you own a dachshund, you can enter your beloved pet in the respective age category for $10. Register online in advance, or, at the park on Sunday, February 19th, starting at 10:00am.
Cocktail Wieners - up to 4 years old
Hot Dogs - 4 to 8 years old
Ball Park Franks - 8 years and older
Wiener Wannabe - small dog able to fit starting box
Watch the Derby: Non-dachshund owners are welcome, too. Grab your free spot on the bleachers overlooking Wiener Stadium or along the sidelines to get an up-close view!