Running of the Chihuahas at The Wharf May 6

Furry Four Legged Fun at The Wharf

Courtesy The Wharf DC

DC’s tiniest canines will race at the 11th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas presented by Pacifico and hosted by Tommy McFly on May 6.

The fun-filled event features the iconic Chihuahua races, a Pacifico Beer Garden, a DJ, pet photo booth and a giant inflatable Chihuahua for photo opportunities. You’ll see over 100 Chihuahuas racing in groups of eight on a sixty-foot track.

The event kicks off Saturday, May 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at District Pier (101 District Sq. SW).

Only Chihuahuas may participate in the races, but all dogs can take part in the excitement of the day during the free all-breed dog costume contest. If you don’t have a dog yet, keep an eye out for your forever friend during the Adoptable Dog Parade that takes place between the Chihuahua races.

All the action is captured on a huge video wall and the winners take home pet-friendly gifts, prizes and more! All race proceeds benefit Rural Dog Rescue – a non-profit organization dedicated to pulling dogs from high-kill rural shelters.

Learn more or sign up your pup at