The Running of the Chihuahuas at Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque
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The Running of the Chihuahuas

Rumble in the Jungle

What has 429 legs and slobbers all over? The 143 Chihuahuas and chi-mixes that are racing this Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at 8:45am and going till 5pm for the Running of the Chihuahuas at Balloon Fiesta Park. With over 10 races, inflatable jumpers, a beer garden, face painting, best costumed dog (any breed) and a dog and owner look-alike contest (any breed), this looks like the event of the year to me. Tickets are $10-$15 for general entry and to enter the contests. To put your tiny guard dog in the race costs $35. I can tell you one thing: All the animals here will win Cutest Dag Evar in my book. (Megan Reneau)

Saturday Aug 20, 2016

5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113






Micaela Brown

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More events at Balloon Fiesta Park

Chihuahuas and chi-mixes race. Beer garden, inflatable jumpers, food trucks, face painting, all breed contests for best costume and dog and owner lookalike. Winners recieve a sWag bag.

2nd Annual Running of the Chihuahuas returns to Albuquerque on August 20, 2016! In our first year, 143 chihuahuas and chi mixes raced to stardom! This year we are coming back even bigger and better!

Beer garden, inflatable jumpers, food trucks, pet booths, face painting, chihuahua races, family fun for all ages! 

Running of the Chihuahuas is proud to support Paws and Stripes as our beneficiary.

$500 in prizes!

All breed contests for Best Costume and Doggie/owner lookalike. Portion of proceeds to benefit Paws and Stripes. Dogs must be current on vaccinations and leashed when not racing. Unruly dogs will be asked to leave; all owners must pick up after pets.

The first 100 chihuahuas to register for the races receive a sWAG bag!