Dachshund Derby

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Wiener dogs race at the FEC Saturday, Oct. 14

(Above: 2016 Wiener Dog Race Grand Champion Gotti, with Alaura Little of Florence — Siuslaw News file photos)

Get ready for a Dachshund derby at the fifth annual famous Florence Wiener Dog Races!

The Wiener Dog Races are presented by the Siuslaw News on Saturday, Oct. 14, during this year’s Oktoberfest at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.

Registration begins at 2 p.m., followed by the races at 3 p.m. Current shot records are required for the dogs.

Cost to register pets for the derby is $10. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and Florence Relay for Life.

Awards will be handed out for first and second places in three categories: puppy (up to 2 years), youth (2 to 5 years) and adult (6 years and above). An overall champion will also be named.

Race your Dachshund on the special, extended race track and support your favorite four-legged runner from the sidelines.

To pre-register or for more information, contact Jeanna at 541-999-6077 or by email at [email protected]