Out & About

5th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas May 7

Kick off Cinco de Mayo at the Fifth Annual Running of the Chihuahuas, 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 at The Wharf … on the southwest waterfront. The Running of the Chihuahuas is part of DC’s best Cinco de Mayo celebration, an afternoon that includes great food from Sol Mexican, Red Hook and Captain Cookie food trucks, cold beer, live music from Sly 45 and of course, the races.

The highlight of the afternoon, the races feature 96 Chihuahuas racing in groups of eight on a sixty foot “race track.” All the action is captured on a 17 foot Jumbotron screen and the winners take home $500 in cash and prizes. All race proceeds benefit Rural Dog Rescue.

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1-4 p.m. (rescheduled because of weather)

Where: The Wharf 600 Water Street SW.

Why: A benefit for local animal charities and a hilarious way to celebrate Cinco.

What: Chihuahua races, food trucks, beer stands, live music, dog contests, a family friendly free event.

To enter and for more information, visit http://www.cincodc.com.

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