Wiener dog races to return to San Antonio at Dachtoberfest

Watch video of the senior race from last year's Dachtoberfest

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

SAN ANTONIO - Save the date for one of the coolest races at Retama!

Retama Park Race Track is hosting Dachtoberfest on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where dachshunds of all shapes and sizes will compete for top dog.

Dachshunds will race on the track in five separate categories:

Mini - Up to 11 pounds
Tweenie - 11 to 17 pounds
Standard - 17 pounds and above
Senior - 10 years old and above
Turtle - Dogs with disabilities

There will be costume contests for canines, kids and adults and a carnival.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas.

Admission is $3, and parking is free at this family-friendly event.

Food trucks and vendors will be on-hand as well for a little holiday shopping or food craving fixes.

Want to register your speedy weenie? You have until Oct. 19 to register for the race. Click here to view race rules and registration requirements.

See you at the races!

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