Running of the Chihuahuas IV

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Fourth Annual Running of the Chihuahua's Sunday, May 3 | 12 to 3 pm | The Wharf, SW Waterfront

Kick off Cinco de Mayo with On Tap Magazine, Corona, Cantina Marina & The Wharf at the Fourth Annual Running of the Chihuahuas for Charity!

What:   Music, food trucks, cold beer, dog contests, a family friendly FREE event with Chihuahua races.
When:  Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 12 pm to 3 pm
Where:  SW Waterfront, DC, between 6th and 7th Streets.
Why: A benefit event for animal charities and DC’s funniest Cinco celebration!

Space is limited to 96 dogs and we anticipate selling out quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot now! Last day to register is Friday, May 2nd. Walkups on race day will be accepted, unless all spots are full.  $500 in cash and prizes for racers! Only $20 per dog to race, ALL entry fees are donated to animal charities. Reserve a race spot at

Don’t have a Chihuahua? You can still take part in the excitement with our all breeds contests for best dressed and best trick! All doggie competitors must have up-to-date vaccinations and leashed when not racing. Unruly dogs will be excused, and we ask that owners please pick up after their pets!

Thanks to our sponsors:
Fur-Get Me Not
Howl To The Chief
DogMa Daycare & Boarding for Dogs
Unleashed by Petco
Anytime K9, LLC

For sponsorship opportunities please email Theresa Converse:

How to enter the #DCdoggieselfie contest:
1. Send us a cute picture of your dog via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.
2. Use hashtag #dcdoggieselfie.
3. Tell your friends to like/retweet.
4. The photo with the most likes or retweets will be announced at the Running of the Chihuahuas IV and will win a doggie gift bag. (Please note: Likes/retweets cannot be combined. There will only be one winner with the most votes on one social media outlet.)
More details at

This is an admission-free, family-friendly event, but attendees must be 21+ to drink beer or attend the after party. To help sponsor or get involved, please call On Tap Magazine at 703-465-0500.

Check out previous news coverage of the event and see what it's all about!


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