The Running of the Chihuahuas will make its way to the Southwest Waterfront for a second time on cinco de mayo weekend. On Saturday, May 4, the event will be held at 7th Street Landing (located at 7th and Water streets) to help PAWS of Southwest raise funds for a dog park at Lansburgh Park. Check-in for the dogs begins at 11am and the first race begins at noon. Each dog will run in one qualifying heat and the winners of the individual heats will advance to the championship round. The grand champion will take home a trophy and $150 cash. Second place is $100 and third place is $50. Registration is $20 - last year was sold out, so it's better to register early. The races will be for chihuahuas only, but there will be other events that are open to all other dog breeds, such as "Best Dressed" and "Best Trick." Registration for those contests can be done the day of the event. There will be a post-race party at Cantina Marina where dogs are also welcomed. Rain date for the event is May 11.
Barkley (pictured above) moved from Southwest to New Mexico...que lástima!