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Florida Wiener Dog Derby #9
We are back! FWDD9 “Smells Like Ween Spirit” Our theme: 90’s This is our 9th annual derby and our second year invited back with Tampa Riverfest. Last year was our largest derby ever and this year we hope to grow our registration even more! In anticipation for our larger attendance, will be adding a new continuous competition, a new challenge to the Best Nose (treat finding) competition and a fun photo booth filled with fun props! Because we sell out...we require pre-registration to race. Registration will open Officially on March 30th for VIP & general registration (more information about the VIP registration option is located on the FWDD website). Registration will fill quickly and last year several categories sold out creating a long waiting list! Registration will close promptly on May 2, or when a race division is sold out. This year we will highlight and benefit 4 local rescues: Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (DARE) Lowrider Dachshund Rescue of Florida Skyway Dachshund Rescue Save our Cocker Spaniels (SOCKS) The final schedule will be posted to the website by Friday May 4th or earlier (as divisions sell out). We will start promptly at 10 and end promptly at 5pm. We will have several age categories from 4 months old to 18 years of age! Because the schedule is on Wiener Dog time, we suggest you follow the event page here for any last minute updates. Admission: FREE to watch There are registration fees to participate in the events but 100% of proceeds will benefit our four rescues. Parking: there is metered street parking around the venue and a parking garage nearby. Seating: bring your own chairs! There is open seating all around the track. First come first serve. Pet friendly: YES! Absolutely Food & Drink: provided by the adjacent Riverfest food vendors. Feel free to post last years race pictures and trophy brag posts! Our Grand Champion last year was Cocoa, who has been racing with us since FWDD1 in Ft. Myers FL. This is Cocoas first Grand Champion title. So, who is next? On Instagram @speed_weenies #speed_weenies VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE PREREGISTER YOUR DOGS YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON A CHANCE TO RACE THEM. VIP REGISTRATION HERE: ALL OTHERS REGISTER HERE:

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