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Get your dog on: The Wiener Races are back

Sept. 23. Mooresville will soon be going to the dogs as zippy Dachshunds vie for glory and treats in downtown Mooresville during the 2021 Wiener Races.

This year’s event will take place Saturday, Oct. 2 from 2 pm until 6 pm in the grassy lot on the corner of East Center Street and North Church Street in downtown Mooresville.

The entertaining, charitable event helps raise awareness and donations for Lake Norman Humane and is open for the public to attend at no cost. “This year we have some awesome new categories and opportunities to show off your pup if you want to register him or her to compete,”  the organizers say. “Otherwise, just join us for the fun, the food, and the festivities.”

Courtesy of Mooresville

Here’s a list of races and contests:
2021 Races

  • Puppies: 4 months to 1 year old
  • Juniors: 1 year to 5 years old
  • Adults: 5 years to 10 years old
  • Seniors: 10 years and older
  • Special Needs: Wheelchairs, blind/deaf, etc. of all ages

Weenie Wannabes: all dachshunds taller than 11 inches, as well as any non-dachshund breed up to 35 pounds

2021 Contests

  • Best Dressed Contest (open to all breeds)
  • Best Trick Contest (open to all breeds)
  • Longest Body Contest (Dachshunds only)
  • Shortest Legs Contest (Dachshunds only)
  • Strongest Willed (open to all breeds)

You can find more information about the 2021 Mooresville Wiener Races here.