This may not be the most competitive race you’ve ever seen, but it most certainly is the cutest.
A group of more than 50 dachshunds participated in the glorious Hophaus Southgate Inaugural Dachshund Running of the Wieners this past weekend in Melbourne, Australia, according to Getty Images. The race was part of the city’s Oktoberfest festivities and while it was really freakin’ adorable, it also did some good, raising $3,900 for Dachshund Rescue Australia.
In addition to the main race, there were also events for mini, standard, old and dachshunds with disabilities, according to the Australian Associated Press. The best part? Probably the costume competition, where pups rocked different outfits like teeny hats and adorably zany shirts.
Race organizer Scott Highfield says dachshunds are actually pretty quick.
“They’re really fast, especially the minis; the minis move faster than you think,” Mr Highfield told AAP. “It’s on for young and old as soon as they jump out of the blocks; it’s over very quickly.”
While the adorable race is the cutest competition out there, the concept isn’t new. In fact, another Running Of The Wieners took place in Cinicinnati, Ohio, last week as well, according to WCPO. The race, which featured pups running in hot dog costumes, kicked off the celebration Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.
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