Teckelrennen Dachshund Race
Hophaus Southgate presents the (other) race that stops the nation: Melbourne’s third annual Dachshund dash.
Heats start at 11am on Southgate’s Podium Level, and the speediest sausages to run the 18-metre-long track will advance to the finals.
A costume parade will round out the day, and if last year’s is anything to go by, you can expect dolled-up doggos in ball gowns and sausage-dog tacos.
Hophaus Bavarian Bier Bar Grill first launched the race in 2015 and has raised more than $10,000 for Dachshund Rescue Australia, a not-for-profit that rescues and re-homes dogs across the country.
The event is part of Hophaus’s Oktoberfest celebrations, which will run from October 5 to 14 and offer daily live music, imported beer and Haus Party DJ.
For inspiration, check out Broadsheet's Dachshund Dash 2017 photo gallery.
Starts at 11am.