Cuteness Alert: The Wiener Nationals Invade Berkeley This Saturday

From the "ugliest dog in the world" (peep poor Yoda) to the most adorable in-shop sidekicks, the Bay Area has officially gone to the dogs. But here’s an awww-inducing pooch event you don’t see everyday: Dachshunds racing around a track, competing for a cash prize. And it all goes down this Saturday at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley. The race, aptly named the Wiener Nationals, features 108 Dachshunds (entered by their owners) competing in 10 races throughout the day. The sprints take place every half-hour (in-between the horse races, and the dogs run about 30 yards—so rest assured it’s safe for their little legs!—from the start to finish line. Dying to find out who the wiener is? Then don’t miss this crazy canine function! We know we won't.
Price: $6 for adults; Kids free
When: Saturday, August 20, 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate Fields, 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley; 510- 559-7300.

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