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Fan of the Wiener Nationals,

We are now fully booked for the 2017 running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals. We are, however, already looking for good wieners for the 2018 race. The 23rd annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals will return to Los Alamitos Race Course in the summer of 2018. The 50-yard dash for Dachshunds has been the most popular event at Los Alamitos each year with over 220,000 people enjoying the event over the years. The 2016 event drew a crowd of more than 8,500 for another great Wiener Nationals event and we expect a great event for the 2017 running.

If you have a dachshund, or know someone that does, and would like to enter the 2018 Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course here is what you need to do.

Write us a story and tell us why your Wiener Dog should be in the Wiener Nationals. Please make the letter as creative as possible because creativity, rather than speed, counts here. You can send us a drawing; poem; essay; funny photo; or send us a link to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Or send us a video link or DVD, if you make it and we will judge it. We'll return your entries at your request. Please send your entry by June 2018 for consideration.

IMPORTANT: Please include a phone number and a photograph of your prized dachshund.

Dogs will be selected to compete in trial races with winner, or wiener, of each trial advancing to the Wienerschnitzel Wiener National at Los Alamitos Race Course. We expect to receive hundreds of entries, so get your entry in early. There's no fee to enter - in fact your doggie will win $100 if he/she comes in first place in one of the trials and an additional $900 if he/she wins the championship race.

As for this year’s running, all of the trials, and the final, will take place on the same night at Los Alamitos on July 22, 2017. The trials will begin at approximately 6:35 p.m. and the final will be held at around 9:13 p.m.

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