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Hophaus Dachshund Race 2017 - September 23

Hophaus Dachshund Race 2016 - 2 Dachshunds wear cute dog costumes
Don't miss the dog race that stops the nation as the Hophaus Dachshund Race returns to Melbourne on Saturday 23 September for the third year running.

The ‘Hophaus Annual Dachshund Race’ will be part of Oktoberfest celebrations, proudly brought to you by Hophaus Bavarian Bier Bar Grill along with Southgate and My Dachshund Online.

Event organiser Scott Highfield said that Dachshunds are "born to run… they're just like Greyhounds, but smaller".

Daschunds of all shapes, sizes and variants will again compete in the Running of the Wieners Race during this year's Oktoberfest celebration. 
There are events for mini, standard, old and disabled Dachshunds, as well as a 'Best Dressed' competition.
Hophaus Dachshund Race 2016 - Dachshund wears red racing costume
If you're looking for inspiration, last year owners dressed their Dachshunds in cute little costumes ranging from a surf lifesaver and Pokemon trainer to super heroes like Wonder Woman and the Flash!

The races will be held at the Southgate Podium Level where heats start at 11:00am, finals and then a costume parade competition. An amazing day of fun to watch the gorgeous dachshunds running down a 15 meters long track.

Hopehause Dachshund Race 2016 - Dachshunds race down the 15 metre track
There will be a big screen, MC, music, coffee and hot dog stand, prize, raffles and 100 odd cute Dachshunds running around showing off, in and out of costume.

All the proceed raised from the raffle and race entry fees to Dachshund Rescue Australia with over A$6,200 raised over the last 2 years!

Please note that the race heats and costume parade places are 
full for this year but there's no fee to come and watch! The organisers do not recommend any other breed of dogs attending other than Dachshunds.

When: Saturday 23 September 2017, from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Hophaus, Shop MR5, Mid-Level, Southbank Promenade, Melbourne, VIC

For the latest details, follow this Event's Facebook page.

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