Dachshund Dash is back for a second year

Roxie and Monica stretch out for the upcoming Dachshund Dash, with Anisa Tipping supporting them in the background. (Ivan Kemp) 383257_03

The Dachshund Dash is back in Geelong for another year for a day of family fun and racing sausage dogs.

The race will take to the Geelong Harness Racing Club (GHRC) at 40 Broderick Road in Corio on Sunday, January 21, from 4pm to 11pm.

General manager Joe Fiala said it was the event’s second year and expected more than 1000 people to attend on the day.

“We’ve got pony trots, harness racing happening, and over 20 dogs registered to race,” he said.

“We’ve also got some free face painting where the kids can get their favourite dogs painted on their faces, food vans, meals and a bar available upstairs, and a cafe downstairs.

“We’re encouraging families to come out and enjoy the fun by bringing a picnic basket and rug and sitting on the grass with the weather looking good on the day.”

The race will feature heats, with the first three placings going through to the finals and many activities to suit everyone.

Prizes featuring dog food and toys will be awarded to the first, second, third and best-dressed dogs during the event, which Pets Domain provided.

On top of watching the dachshunds race each other, there will also be a best-dressed dog competition, and entry into the event is free for the public.

More information about the Dachshund Dash and the GHRC is available at geelonghrc.org.au