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Upcoming Neighborhood Event


Running of the Chihuahuas
DC’s funniest Cinco de Mayo celebration returns to The Wharf! Celebrate the 10th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas with friends, cold beer & live music.
90+ Chihuahuas racing in groups of eight on a sixty foot track. The action is captured on a huge video wall & race proceeds benefit Rural Dog Rescue – a non-profit organization dedicated to pulling dogs from high-kill rural shelters.
Don’t have a Chihuahua? You can still take part in the all-breed contest for best dressed dog! There will also be giveaways from DC’s pet friendly businesses.
Deadline to register dogs online is Saturday, May 14th, walkups on race day accepted until all spots are full. $30 per dog to race. This is a family and dog-friendly, admission-free event, but you must be 21+ to drink beer.
Enter your dog to race on Eventbrite: bit.ly/3x9nxpD

Running of the Chihuahuas

Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 2 PM – 5 PM

The Wharf

  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 on District Pier at The Wharf.
  • Check in begins at 1 pm, first race is at 2 pm.
  • The Race is a 70 foot sprint on the official race track on District Pier.
  • Dogs will race in heats of up to eight, culminating in a championship faceoff.
  • First place gets a trophy and $100, second place get $75, third place gets $50.
  • Dogs should be 15 pounds or less and no taller than 12 inches at the shoulder. We want it to be fun and fair for all.
  • All dogs' vaccinations must be current.
  • All dogs must be on a leash when not involved in a race; unruly dogs will be excused.
  • The winning dog will be the first to run completely across the track finish line—tail included.
  • Must be 21+ with valid ID to consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If event is cancelled due to weather, entry fees will still be donated to charity.

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Northwest DC Neighborhood Profiles

Northwest DC neighborhoods are found north of the National Mall & west of North Capitol Street, in the northwest quadrant. It is the largest of the four quadrants in the District. The Northwest DC neighborhood represents a tad more than 42% of the city. Packed within its borders are desirable neighborhoods such as:

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Northeast DC Neighborhood Profiles.

Northeast DC neighborhoods are located in the Northeast Quadrant, north of East Capitol Street and east of North Capitol Street. Northeast is home to Gallaudet University, The Catholic University of America and Trinity Washington University, as well as Mount St. Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, United States National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. A section of the Northeast Quadrant has recently been dubbed ‘Near Northeast.’ The area is bordered by North Capitol Street to the west, Florida Avenue to the north, F Street to the south, and 15th Street to the east. Northeast and Near Northeast neighborhoods include:

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Southwest DC Neighborhood Profiles

Southwest DC neighborhoods are sited within the Southwest Quadrant, which spans the area south of south of the National Mall and west of South Capitol Street. About half of the quadrant is located south of the Anacostia River. Southwest is the smallest quadrant in the District and, due to its size, often considered a neighborhood rather than a quadrant, but it is made up of five Southwest DC neighborhoods; The Southwest Waterfront, Southwest Federal Center, Bellevue, Buzzard’s Point and Anacostia.

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Southeast DC neighborhood profiles

Southeast DC neighborhoods are located in the Southeast Quadrant, south of East Capitol Street and east of South Capitol Street. Southeast DC neighborhoods include Capitol Hill, Eastern Market, Lincoln Park, Stanton Park, Hill East, which encompasses Barney Circle, Congressional Cemetery, and Stadium Armory micro-neighborhoods, Barracks Row, the Navy Yard and Yards Park, the Anacostia River waterfront and Hillcrest. The RFK Stadium and Nationals Park are located in Southeast. The quadrant is divided by the Anacostia River and the portion to its west may be referred to as “Near Southeast.” The portion to the river’s east is dubbed “River East”. Anacostia is the area along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

⸻ Southeast

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