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2023 Savannah Wiener Dog Races

Is your dachshund the fastest dog in the 912? Find out at the 2023 Savannah Wiener Dog Races at Plant Riverside District!

Plant Riverside District will host the 2023 Savannah Wiener Dog Races, which will be organized by Savannah’s Waterfront. Registration and check-in will begin at 9 a.m. and the races will start at 11 a.m. in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Race heats are open to Dachshunds as well as “Almost Wiener Dogs,” with proceeds benefiting Savannah’s Waterfront. Apart from the fastest time in all categories and weights, additional prizes will be awarded to the best dressed dog, best dressed dog owner and more.

There is a $25 entry fee per dog. To complete the official entry form, please visit

Race Details

  • Registration/check-in opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 10:45 a.m. or once 20 heats are filled.
  • Assignments will be posted when a weight category is filled. Dogs will be grouped by weight.
  • The winner of each heat will compete in a final race for the grand prize!
  • Judges determine the winner of each race. The ruling of the judges is final.
  • Official timers and judges will record the time of the winning dog in each heat.
  • Dachshund-mix dogs may race in a special “Almost Wiener” heat, but they are ineligible for the grand prize trophy run.

Date & Time

October 7, 2023

9:00AM - 1:00PM


— Plant Riverside District - 400 West River Street, Savannah, GA, 31401 400 West River Street Savannah 31401 GA US

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$25 entry fee per dog

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