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Running Of The Chihuahuas 2013: 'Paws' And Have Some Fun (VIDEO)

05/02/2013 09:31 am ET | Updated May 02, 2013
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Nothing says Cinco de Mayo quite like...a Chihuahua race?

The second annual Running of the Chihuahuas, being held Saturday, May 4, starting at 11 a.m. at Kastles Stadium, will feature up to 96 pups all competing for the chance to be crowned "top dog," and the $150 prize that goes along with it.

To help you get in the mood, we've put together a slideshow of some awesome moments in Chihuahua history -- including footage from last year's race. Story continues below...

Best Moments In Chihuahua History

The running is part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration centered around the dog races, in attempt to help PAWS of Southwest raise funds to build a new dog park.

The races with take place in a two-stage process. Every dog entered will run in a preliminary race and the winner of each prelim will run in the championship round. While the winner gets the big bucks, the second place finisher still receives a $100 prize; third place takes home $50.

It costs $20 to register your Chihuahua to run -- purebred or mixed breed -- but the fun doesn't end there.

For those Chihuahua-less DMV residents, there will also be contests for best dressed and best trick open to dogs of all breeds. So break out those moves and that doggy tutu!

There will be plenty of food trucks of all kinds and enough Mexican beer to go around, ensuring your day will be far from "ruff."

And according to On Tap Magazine, the people, and even the dogs, are invited to a post-race party at Cantina Marina. All signs point to a "pawsome" time.

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