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DC’s funniest Cinco de Mayo celebration returns to The Wharf with the 10th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas on May 7, 2022, on District Pier.

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DC’s funniest Cinco de Mayo celebration returns to The Wharf with the 10th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas on May 7, 2022, on District Pier.

The day will include a Pacifico Beer Garden, DJ, all-breed dog costume contest, and the Chihuahua races.

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Beginning at 2pm, over 90 chihuahuas race in groups of eight on a sixty-foot racetrack.

All the action is captured on a huge video wall and the winners take home pet-friendly gifts, prizes, and more.

People can register their chihuahuas on Eventbrite for $30. Deadline to register dog online is May 6, 2022. Register here: bit.ly/3x9nxpD

A Fun Event for a Good Cause

ALL proceeds benefit Rural Dog Rescue—a non-profit organization dedicated to pulling dogs from high-kill rural shelters.

All dog breeds can take part in the excitement with the all-dog contest for best dressed dog.

The event is MC’d by Tommy McFly from NBC4 Washington.

The event takes place from 2pm-5pm.

Cocktail Program

The week leading up to races, the restaurants at The Wharf are featuring dog-themed drinks made with El Jimador & Herradura Tequilas. Each drink will be named after an adoptable dog from Rural Dog Rescue in hopes to find them a home.

Brown-Forman Corporation/The Wharf will be donating to Rural Dog Rescue on the restaurants’ behalf.

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DC’s funniest Cinco de Mayo celebration returns to The Wharf with the 10th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas on May 7, 2022, on District Pier.

Beginning at 2pm, over 90 chihuahuas race in groups of eight on a sixty-foot racetrack.

The day will include a Pacifico Beer Garden, DJ, all-breed dog costume contest, and the Chihuahua races.

All the action is captured on a huge video wall and the winners take home pet-friendly gifts, prizes, and more.

Directions to The Wharf

Centrally located, The Wharf is the District’s waterfront destination that is easy to get to—and to get around.

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Metro lines
5
Free rides on
SW Shuttle
Easy access to
Trains, Buses & DC Circulator
Boat slips
550
Public piers
4
Catch the
Water Taxi & Jitney
Capital Bikeshare stations
2
Bike parking spaces
260
Direct access to DC's extensive
Bicycle Network
1 mile of
Waterfront
Riverwalk Trail System of
20 mi
Minutes from the
National Mall
Parking updates in
real time
Adjacent to
I-395
Direct access to the
Southwest Freeway
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