Wiener Mania 2020

2016 Wiener Mania

If you like to have fun with your Wiener this is the place to be!! Join us for this fun family event. Open to all ages, with or without a dachshund. All proceeds go to support Arizona Adopt A Greyhound in their ongoing effort to find homes for retired racing greyhounds.

March 7, 2020 / 10am to 5pm Gates open at 10:00 / First Race is at 11:30 Turf Paradise 1501 W Bell Rd — Phoenix AZ 85023.  Celebrating our 24th Year!

DACHSHUNDS ONLY — NO OTHER BREEDS ALLOWED ON SITE

How Do I Enter? We have 5 Categories to meet the needs of all the Wieners. Just click on your Wiener’s category below to go directly to the registration page.

REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, MARCH 5th at MIDNIGHT.

THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE RACER REGISTRATION.

Adult Racing Wiener $35 – LIMITED TO 128 ENTRANTS Enters your Wiener in the main Wiener Mania race trials and entitles you to a Free Admission for four persons, a Swag Bag, two Event T-shirts, and a website for your Wiener to fund raise and compete for prizes.

Senior Racing Wiener $35 – LIMITED TO 32 ENTRANTS Enters your Senior Wiener (8 years or older) in the special Senior Sprint Wiener Mania race. This race is limited to Wieners 8 years and older and is performed over a shorter 30 yard course. Entry entitles you to a Free Admission for four persons, a Swag Bag, two Event T-shirts, and a website for your Wiener to fund raise and compete for prizes. The number of trials will be determined by the number of entries.

Juvenile Racing Wiener $35 – LIMITED TO 64 ENTRANTS Enters your Baby Wiener (3 to 18 months) in the special Juvenile Sprint Wiener Mania race. This race is limited to Wieners 3 to 18 months and is performed over a shorter 30 yard course. Entry entitles you to a Free Admission for four persons, a Swag Bag, two Event T-shirts, and a website for your Wiener to fund raise and compete for prizes. The number of trials will be determined by the number of entries.

Non-Racing Wiener $35 – UNLIMITED ENTRANTS Enters your Wiener for the entire event and entitles you to a Free Admission for four persons, a Swag Bag, two Event T-shirts, and a website for your Wiener to fund raise and compete for prizes.

Guest Wiener $10 – UNLIMITED ENTRANTS Allows your Wiener entrance to enjoy the event but without any benefits other than Free Admission for TWO people.

DACHSHUNDS ONLY – NO OTHER BREEDS ALLOWED ON SITE

Your FUNDRAISING PAGE When you register you automatically get a Fundraising page for your Wiener. Add a cute picture and a fun story to encourage people to donate.

What exactly do I do? If you are new to Wiener racing or want to refresh your memory, please check out our Rules and Hints.

How Do I Raise More Money? Your minimum $35 donation to Arizona Adopt A Greyhound enters your Wiener, as detailed above, for a full Mania Experience! We encourage you to raise more $$ to qualify for extra gifts and to support Greyhound adoption. When you register, set-up your Wiener’s Fundraiser and invite friends, relatives, co-workers, etc. to support your efforts. A cute picture and adorable story will help your Wiener be the “Top Dog”. You can also collect donations in the office or around the neighborhood. If you need a Donation Collection Form you can get it here. The better the donations the better the annual Wiener Mania experience is.

DACHSHUNDS ONLY – NO OTHER BREEDS ALLOWED ON SITE

What do I Get? Your $35 donation gets you entry to the Trials for your category plus full admission to the Wiener Fest (the hottest dog party in the valley!!) for four people and plus a Swag Bag and two Event T-Shirts! Raise extra money to qualify for added goodies at each level! The added prize levels are:

  • $100 level
  • $250 level
  • $500 level

Even More!! Money Raisers collecting $500 or more get VIP track side table seating for 10 to cheer your wiener on to victory! Each table has prizes for each guest in addition to the best seat in the house! Only those that have a table will be allowed into the VIP area.

Plus great gift baskets and recognition for the Top 2 Money Raisers!!

DACHSHUNDS ONLY – NO OTHER BREEDS ALLOWED ON SITE

What can I Win? (Prizes being confirmed) The Grand Champion wins $200 plus a 2 night Golf Stay & Play at Tapatio Cliffs Resort plus a full gift basket. A Special gift basket for the Runner Up Champion and Top Fund Raisers plus Trophies and Ribbons for all Trial Heat, Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals winners.

How does my Wiener get picked to Race? Everybody who’s pre-registered races!!

What If I Don´t Want My Wiener To Race? Just enter as a Non-Racing Wiener and then come and have fun at the WienerFest. Full fee is required for you to receive all of the goodies. Maybe you can pick up a prize in the Costume Contest!

Can I bring a 2nd Wiener as a non-racing guest? Wiener friends can come watch the Top Dog for a reduced $10 fee. Just register as a Guest Wiener Friend. Dachshunds only, NO mixes or other breeds.

Does my Wiener have to be “AKC or registered” Although we do limit entry to PURE Dachshunds we don’t care if they are AKC registered and we use the honor system. PLEASE do not try to bring your obvious Dachshund MIX — you just make it difficult and embarrassing for everyone. If your pure Dachshund does not have the classic look, please bring your papers.

Costume Contest and Other Fun Every year our Wieners get more creative with the Costume Contest. Use your imagination and compete for prizes and fun. Last year’s contestants were amazing! There will be vendors with lots of fun Dachshund (and non-Dachshund) merchandise for you to browse.

What are “Trials”? Depending on the number of entries in each category, your wiener is entered into Qualifying Heats or Trials of approximately 8 dogs. The winner and second place finisher, again based on number of entries, will advance to Quarter or Semi-Finals to narrow the contestants to a field of 8 Finalists. The further you advance the more prizes you win and the better your odds of winning the Main Event.

What if I don’t have a Dachshund? You can support the Wieners and Greyhound adoption two Ways:

  1. You can visit our Fundraising Page and either donate directly to AAGI or to the Wiener of your choice.
  2. Come to this year’s Wiener Mania and have a great time!

What am I raising money for? Arizona Adopt A Greyhound has been finding homes for retired racing Greyhounds since 1990. Our all volunteer staff produces Wiener Mania as our major annual fundraiser and the funniest event we host. Your donations help us continue to provide veterinary care for these wonderful dogs and to find loving homes for greyhounds each year. More critical this year than ever. If you, or someone you are asking for Donations, need more information please download our Fact Sheet.

Proceeds Benefit

AAGI

 

Our Top Sponsor

Turf Paradise

Other Sponsors

Precision Apparel

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