Dewey celebrates May 5 with K9 race, fashion show

Chihuahua race coordinator Joe Kane sports a sombrero at the 2012 race. SOURCE SUBMITTED
May 2, 2013

Chihuahua races and a dog fashion show will highlight Cinco de Mayo weekend in Dewey Beach.

The second annual Chihuahua race will be held at noon, Saturday, May 4, at Dewey Beach Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. Dogs will race in a 30 to 40 yard fenced area, and the fastest dog will earn a $100 prize.

Last year, 19 Chihuahuas participated in the contest. The second “I wish I was a Chihuahua” race – for a $50 prize – will be held for other small dogs weighing less than 15 pounds.

At noon, Sunday, May 5, any pup weighing less than 15 pound dogs can model Cinco de Mayo costumes at the Lifesaving Station for a fashion show. The show requires a $20 entry fee for each dog.

Proceeds from both events will benefit Dewey Beach Patrol.

Registration is available at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 4. Participants can preregister by email to event coordinator Joe Kane at

All participating dogs must have a Dewey Beach dog license, which are available at Town Hall on Rodney Avenue. Dog license applications will also be available at the Lifesaving Station registration site the morning of the event.

Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Dog Race 2013 T-shirts will also be available.