It’s time to crown San Diego’s fastest wiener dog! The racing dachshunds return Saturday, August 28th on the rugby fields at Qualcomm Stadium. Registration opens at 8 a.m.; racing begins at 9 a.m., and competition wraps up at approximately 11 a.m.
The Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals is free to spectators, and serves as a fund-raiser for the non-profit Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. The entry fee for dogs is $7 through August 20th, and $10 from August 21st through event day.
The 16 fastest dachshunds from the expected field of more than 350 dogs will advance to the San Diego finals, Monday, September 6thon the track between horse races at Del Mar. The quickest dog from the Del Mar event moves on to the national championship, Thursday, December 30th before the bowl game’s nationally televised Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade presented by San Diego County Credit Union. Eight dogs from around the country will compete in the event finale.
Sponsors include Wienerschnitzel, Port of San Diego, San Diego County Credit Union, San Diego Channel 6, Jack-FM, 760 KFMB, Navy Dispatch, PennySaver, Rancho Coastal Humane Society and San Diego City Beat.
For information and entries, visit www.BridgepointEducationHolidayBowl.com or call (619) 283-5808.