Get your Wieners ready to race! Wiener dog, that is. The Denver Oktoberfest proudly returns the 11th Annual Long Dog Derby—the race that determines Denver’s fastest dachshunds! Set for Sunday, October 2nd at The Denver Oktoberfest, the Long Dog Derby encourages all wiener dogs to participate regardless of age or size—we don’t discriminate against Wieners here. Awards will be given to champions in six categories. Don’t have a dachshund, don’t worry, your pooch pal can still compete in the Long Dog Derby Costume Contest or the Wiener Wanna-Be Race! This year the race will start at 12pm on Sunday, October 2nd!

Register HERE!

Race Categories:

  • Little Links (under 1 year of age)
  • Frankfurters (1-5 years of age)
  • Bier Brats (5-10 years of age)
  • Senior Schnitzels (more than 10 years)
  • Hot Dog Carts (handicapped)
  • Wannabe Wieners (dachshund mixes)

Only full and half-breed dachshunds are eligible to race. Current vaccination records and registration must be provided by the owners on race day. Race entries and the $25 entry fee must be received by October 1st. Day of Registration may be available if we’re not Sold Out. Register soon, we can only handle so many wieners!


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Long Dog Derby Schedule

  • 11:00AM Check in opens
  • 12:10PM Little Links (Dogs less than 1 year old)
  • 12:20PM Frankfurters Group A (Dogs 1 year and older but younger than 3 years)
  • 12:30PM Frankfurters Group B (Dogs 3 years and older but younger than 5 years)
  • 12:40PM Bier Brats (Dogs 5 years and older but younger than 10 years)
  • 12:50PM Senior Schnitzels (Dogs 10 years and older)
  • 1:00PM Weiner Wanna Bes (Dachshund supporters!)
  • 1:15PM Costume Contest

Please report to the Check-In tent 30 minutes before your start time.

Please note that CODR will need to see vaccine records before the race.

Want more info? Email meagan@humanmovement.com!