The 11th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals kicks off in San Diego on September 8th, at Qualcomm Stadium.The top eight dogs from the qualifying round will advance to the San Diego final, Thursday, October 25th at halftime of the Lakers vs. Jazz basketball game at the San Diego Sports Arena. The winner of the San Diego finals will advance and join the winning dogs from all around the Western U.S. at the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade presented by the San Diego County Credit Union on December 27.
This year's finalists will receive the opportunity to march with the Wienerschnitzel float in the nationally televised parade.
Anyone with a Dachshund may participate. There is a $5 entry fee per racing dog and the entry fee includes one owner t-shirt (guaranteed for pre-registered dogs only). The pre-registration deadline is August 24.