2017 Wiener Mania

2016 Wiener Mania

If you like to have fun with your Wiener this is the place to be!!
Join AAGI 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.Our friends from Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue partner with us to bring you this event and will be receiving a percentage of the proceeds.

March 11, 2017 / 11am  to 5pm
Gates open at 10:00 / First Race at 11:30
Turf Paradise
1501 W Bell Rd — Phoenix AZ 85023
Celebrating our 20th 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 9th at MIDNIGHT.   THERE IS NO ON-SITE RACER REGISTRATION THIS YEAR.

Adult Racing Wiener $25 – LIMITED TO 128 ENTRANTS for 2017
Enters your Wiener in the main Wiener Mania race trials and entitles you to a Free Admission for 4 persons, a Swag Bag, 2 Event T-shirts, and a website for your Wiener to fund raise and compete for prizes.

Senior Racing Wiener $25 – LIMITED TO 32 ENTRANTS for 2017
Enters your Senior Wiener (10 years or older) in the special Senior Sprint Wiener Mania race. This race is limited to Wieners 10 years and older and is performed over a 30 yard course. Entry entitles you to a Free Admission for 4 persons, a Swag Bag, 2 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 $25 – LIMITED TO 64 ENTRANTS for 2017
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 30 yard course. Entry entitles you to a Free Admission for 4 persons, a Swag Bag, 2 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 $25 – UNLIMITED ENTRANTS for 2017
Enters your Wiener for the entire event and entitles you to a Free Admission for 4 persons, a Swag Bag, 2 Event T-shirts, and a website for your Wiener to fund raise and compete for prizes.

Guest Wiener $10 – UNLIMITED ENTRANTS for 2017
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. Until you add a picture and story of your own you will get a cute little Doxie silhouette and a generic story about our cause.

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 $25 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. 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.

DACHSHUNDS ONLY – NO OTHER BREEDS ALLOWED ON SITE

What do I Get?
Your $25 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 4 people and plus a huge Swag Bag and 2 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!!
Top 10 Money Raisers get track side table seating for 10 to cheer your wiener on to victory! Plus great prizes and recognition for the Top 2 Money Raisers!!

DACHSHUNDS ONLY – NO OTHER BREEDS ALLOWED ON SITE

What can I Win?
The Grand Champion wins $250 plus a 2 night Golf Stay&Play at Tapatio Cliffs Resort plus other goodies. Special prizes for the Runner Up Champion plus Trophies and Ribbons for all Trial Heat, Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals winners.

How does my Wiener get picked to Race?
EVERYBODY 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 & families 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. NOTE: one wiener must pay the full fee. Please no cheating.

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.

Costume Contest and Other Fun
Every year our Wieners get more creative with the Costume Contest and the Team Contest. Use your imagination and compete for prizes and fun.

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 2 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. Wiener Mania is one of our major annual fundraisers and the funnest event we host. Your donations help us continue to find loving homes for greyhounds each year. If you, or someone you are asking for Donations, need more information please download our Fact Sheet

Check out the fun we had at Wiener Mania 2016!

 Proceeds Benefit

AAGIHappy Tails

Our Top Sponsors

Turf Paradise         American Greyhound Racing

Other Sponsors

InsuranceAz     Goober Pet Direct      VCA

Grafitti Graphics       Joy To The Pets       Precision Apparel

Super Dog Poop Service        Tapatio Springs      Picture ThisPet My Wiener         Sunsational Metals         Honest Kitchen

Hound Street