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Dachshund Dash Race and Costume Parade 2019

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River West Festival Park

2100 South Jackson Avenue

Tulsa, OK 74107

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Presented by Woodland West Animal Hospital and Pet Resort

Wiener dogs are already funny to look at. Now try watching over 100 of them zig, zag, jump, and generally get confused in a test of speed and intelligence! Ok, we’re being dramatic. The pups just need to run 100 feet from one end of the Dash to the other in the Karbach Brewing Games Arena. Do you have dachshund with a need for speed and a nose for the finish line? Sound easy enough? Start training your wiener dog now! Dogs wear numbered Hot Dog Bun costumes and compete in heats of five to six pups. Dogs in each heat are escorted on leash the full length of the course to encourage wagering by spectators. Winners receive Festival Money and prizes:

First – $350 Festival Money
Second – $200 Festival Money
Third – $100 Festival Money and use of the wiener dog outhouse.

Winning races will be nationally televised on ESPN (Enter Special Pups Now) network (aka Everyone in the grandstands live streaming).

NOTE: Pre-registration required, and the $10 registration fee includes admission for one adult (dogs get in free).

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Due to health department rules, you cannot bring your dox into das Zelts (Tents).

RULES of the RACE

Registration for the costume parade, race and combo will end at 11:00 AM on Sunday. If you aren’t able to pre-register don’t howl in distress, simply show up but you MUST check-in by 1:00 PM at our judges stand, located at the Karbach Games and Competitions Arena at the end of the Osage Hauptstrasse (Main Sidewalk) near Das Glockenspiel. Basically, proceed to the Glock and turn right. It’s like the boarding door on an airplane – DOORS CLOSE at 1:00PM. PS: You do not need to buy a ticket for your dog. Yes, someone actually asked this question.

Types of dogs allowed: Okay, so we admire Greyhounds as much as the next guy, but fair is fair. Only genuine, low-to-the-ground Dachshunds or Mixed Breed Doxies will be allowed to race. And we reserve the right to determine which dogs are wieners, and which dogs are not. I guess that makes us the Wiener Judges. There is a gray area – Other small breeds can race; however, they must follow the same rules and not race with the dachshunds. They will compete separately in the “Honorary Wanna Be a Doxie,” Category. The prize will be a photo of a real Dachshund. Good luck to you on that.

Small print: You must be the registered owner of your dog to race. Proof of ownership may be required. You must be 18 or over to participate, or a have a legal guardian present. A valid driver’s license may be required to show proof of age. You will need to show the veterinary shot records for all participating dogs at the registration table. We need to see them but do not need copies.

About the leashes: Dogs must be on a leash at all times except during race as we all concur it would hinder your dog’s ability to reach the finish line. Oh, and unfortunately due to health department regulations, you cannot bring your dox into das Zelts (Tents).

Do I need to clean up after my dog? Uh, yes. Remember, registration is FREE and doesn’t include a “clean-up fee.” Whilst the hardy volunteers of Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa will do anything at anytime for anyone…doo doo duty remains slightly outside of their job description. Owners must clean up after their dogs! Please bring along your own “clean-up” gear. (Do not use a Krug for your Doo).

Race Rules (in no specific order of importance):
Dogs names will be called twice before the race. Let’s just say if your dog is not at the gate at the time of the race, you forfeit the race. Two people must be available during the heat; one at the race gate, and one at the finish line.

Races are run in heats, with no more than six dogs racing a 80-100 foot long course. After the challenges and massive controversy surrounding last year’s race (front page news in the Dachshund Times), we have built a brand new starting gate. This will ensure all dogs start at the same time. Remember: making sure they face the right direction at the start is your responsibility (you’ll see what we mean when you get there). The top finisher of each race advance to the next race, etc., until the finals.

You may use a toy, ball or treat to entice the dog, but you must stay at each end until your dog comes to you! The toy or treat may not be thrown or tossed. You may bounce the ball but remember, bouncing is not throwing. No loud devices, drones, hot air balloons, leaf blowers, laser pointers or anything that may be distracting to other dogs/owners. You may NOT run along side the dog, but you MAY wear Trachten (traditional German clothing), a clown suit or that Ninja Mutant Ninja Turtle costume you bought for Halloween, if you think that will help.

Your dog may step out of bounds but must re-enter and completely cross the finish line, within the boundaries, without being grabbed. If the dog is touched by the handler before completely crossing the finish line, the dog will be disqualified.

We reserve the right to disqualify any pet/owner for behavior deemed inappropriate. Any dog that bites another dog, person or handler will not be permitted at the races. Dogs that appear to fly in the air from one end to the other will be checked carefully for drone support. Please leave drones at home.

It’s all about the fun
No scholarships to a prestigious doggy university or Major League sports contracts will be awarded this day, unfortunately.

Remember: the folks that run this are all volunteers, so please be kind.

ALL JUDGE’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

You MUST have FUN

IF YOU'VE REGISTERED, HERE ARE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS

Hey Dachshund Dashers and Paraders!

Sunday is the Big DAY presented by Woodland West Animal Hospital, once you arrive at Linde Oktoberfest, RACERS must CHECK IN and with the games announcers stage at the Karbach Games Arena next to the Glockenspiel and let us know you and your puppy are present. That way we can get you a heat assignment and go from there! Please check in no later than 2pm.

Everyone is welcome to be in the parade and costume contest at 1pm. Just show up in the Games Arena by 1pm and go from there. The costume contest will be judged after the parade.

The Karbach Games Arena is located at the north end of the grounds next to the Glockenspiel (Big Clock).

Open practice for RACERS begins at NOON in Games Arena and goes until the start of the parade.

There is paid parking near the festival grounds for $10 and $20 or free shuttles from various locations around town! Shuttle info is here https://tulsaoktoberfest.org/home-2/festival-guide/shuttles-and-parking/

Reminder, you MUST buy a general admission ticket to get it, but your puppy gets in free. Mean dogs will be asked to leave. Bring doggie bags to pick up after your pup. We'll have some water bowls out to make sure they get a drink!

Please remember, even though there are fabulous prizes, this is all just fun and games. No scholarships will be awarded and this is sadly not going to launch any careers in competitive Dachshund Dashing so please keep it light and fun on the field! We appreciate you all coming out and having a great time with us!

See you all Sunday!



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Tulsa, OK 74107

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