The Third Annual Dog Race at RED

Monday April 1st, 3-6pm | RED Base Area

Big Dogs, Small Dogs, Fast Dogs, Hot Dogs!

Wiener Wiener Hot Dog Dinner! The dogs of Rossland got tired of watching us skiers have all the fun on the hill so they decided to have their own race! It’s all anyone’s barking about at your local fire hydrant. There’s no losers at Wiener Takes All, only poop scoopers.

Get ready to paw-ty with 9 different heats for dogs of all shapes and sizes, including the Old Yellers Senior category and the NEW Underdogs category (for those pups who are determined to chase their dreams, even if they’re more ‘hot mess’ than hot dog). There will be hot dogs and beers available for purchase.

UPDATE: The race is sold out BUT it’s still a great spectator event, so come on out and cheer on your favourite pup!

Are you ready for round 3?!

How it works:

There are 7 heats, the top 2 contenders from each heat will bark their way into the finals, vying for the coveted title of Top Dog. But that’s not all—our seasoned seniors in the Old Yellers category and our determined Underdogs will have their own heats, with prizes awaiting the top 2 champions from each. Check out the drool-worthy prizes below and get ready to fetch some serious rewards!

The Schedule:

  • 3 – 4:30pm – Dog Registration at the base
  • 4:45pm – Mandatory Racer meeting by Fall Line
  • 5:15pm – Forerunner (Stella) opens the race
  • 5:20pm – First Heat Begins
  • 6pm – Awards (after final heat)

Pawsome Prizes from our Sponsors!

We have tons of pup-tastic prizes to give out thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors! Time to get your training on so your pup can win big at this year’s Wiener Takes All!

  • Purica prize packs valued at $100 each for the top 2 dogs of each heat!
  • Top prize packs (1st, 2nd, 3rd) includes: House of Paws Gift Cards, Pet Portrait Session by Jennifer Margaret Photography, Rocky Mountain Dog Swag, Rex Specs $50 GCs & More!
  • Old Yellers and Underdog Prize Packs (1st & 2nd) – Swag from House of Paws, Rocky Mountain Dog, Jadlyn Joan Artistry Ornament Pet Portrait, & Nite Ize Prizes!
  • 2 x onsite draws for Big Country Raw ($125 each)
  • Onsite Draw for a $50 Gift Card to Canadian Pet Connection
  • PLUS: Acana prize packs for special non-wieners! Categories include: Playful Pooch, Pawsitively Poopy, Canine Couture, Puzzled Pup, Hasty Hound & Furrrr-ociously Focused
  • DOUBLE PLUS: Tons of other random giveaways!

The Third Annual Dog Race at RED

Thank you to everyone that came out to this pawesome event!

Big Dogs, Small Dogs, Fast Dogs, Hot Dogs!

Wiener Wiener Hot Dog Dinner! Every dog has its day – except for April 1st when 125 dogs had their day at the Wiener Takes All Dog Race! Whether big or small, stocky or tall, we take them all! With nine different heats, Yugen the Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd Mix took the gold for the second year in a row. Ferociously focused, this pup could not be beat!

Thanks again to everyone that came out and to all our amazing sponsors for these pawsome prizes!

With spring upon us, 2025 dog race training is a must! See you all next year for another doggone good time.

Check out the photos from the event!

Think your pup has a shot to be Top Dog?

Submit a photo of your dog to for a chance to be featured on the @redresort instagram!

The Deets:

  • Entry: $22+fees/taxes
    • House of Paws Doggy Bag included: Wiener Takes All x Pet Valu race bandana, 25% off coupon to RexSpecs, Petcurean snack, Purica Supplement samples, poop bags and treats!
    • Winners can win up to $550+ in prizing!
  • Register online now!
  • Featuring the brand new ‘Underdogs’ category this year for those pups who don’t have the breed for speed
  • The ‘Old Yellers’ category returns for the senior hounds who have lost some pep in their step
  • Hot Dogs and Beer available on the RED Deck all afternoon
  • Please note: No dogs permitted in the lodge or Rafters (sorry pups!). Outside on the RED deck is A-OK.
  • Please review the waiver and event rules
  • Please understand that we put protocols in place to manage dogs. Understanding they are animals and we are not responsible for their actions. It is your choice to attend the event understanding the inherent risks.

Wiener Takes All Event Rules:

The race will occur in a fully fenced corral with a maximum of 16 dogs participating at a time. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times when outside the track area and inside the track area until instructed by the wiener race referees. Dogs must be leashed immediately when they pass the finish and reach the end corral.

The wiener referees will determine and record the winner of each heat.

The rules below are presented at the mandatory racer meeting by the wiener referees. Volunteers will be available to provide any assistance that you might need.

  1. All racers must submit a registration form. All owners are required to sign a waiver releasing event sponsors and volunteers from liability and ensure their dogs are up to date on vaccinations/rabies.
  2. E-collars are prohibited during the race.
  3. All breeds are allowed to enter. Dog heats will be determined by age, weight and breed.
  4. Dogs that show signs of aggression will not be allowed to participate. In the event that your dog is aggressive towards another dog or person, they will be disqualified immediately.
  5. If there is a confrontation between dogs, the handlers must immediately intervene. All dogs involved will be disqualified.
  6. All dogs must have 2 handlers for the event. One of the two handlers must be 18 or over to participate. One handler will release the dog at the starting line and the other handler will “receive” the dog at the finish line.
  7. Dogs must be held at the starting line until the whistle is blown to start the race. No “throwing” of the dogs onto the track is permitted.
  8. Do not release the dog before the whistle is heard as a false start will disqualify the racer.
  9. There are two lines at the finish. The first dog to cross the first line is the winner. The second line is where all handlers will stand and receive their dogs.
  10. Handlers at the finish line must remain behind the second line & cannot reach into the track to catch their dog. Once their dog is caught, they must be leashed.
  11. The number of heats will be determined by the number of racers. The top 2 racers in each heat will advance to the next round.
  12. Owner’s must clean up after their dog. If you don’t, your dog will be automatically disqualified.
  13. We reserve the right to disqualify any pet/owner for behaviour deemed inappropriate.
  14. Dog handles at the finish line can bring a toy to entice their dog. No food is allowed in the race area. Please be considerate of the others in your choice of motivation for your dog. No laser pointers, lights or anything that may be distracting to other dogs/owners. No object may be tossed down the track.
  15. All dogs must have collars/identification tags and wear their bib bandana when racing.
  16. The wiener referees’ decisions are final.
  17. HAVE FUN!

Waiver Liability Agreement

Date: Monday April 1, 2024
Registration Time: 3pm-4:30pm
Racer Meeting: 4:45pm @ Fall Line Building – MANDATORY
Race Start: 5:15pm
Location: RED Mountain Resort – Magic Carpet Area

I am aware that dog races are a potentially hazardous activity, I am voluntarily participating, and agree to assume all risks of injury or property damage to myself and my dog.

I hold harmless the event organizers which include RED Mountain Resort and any organization or sponsor associated with assisting in producing this event.

The use of these premises and facilities and participation in activities on the premises are subject to the conditions set out in the Exclusion of Liability and Assumption of Risks Notice which is posted throughout the premises. These conditions will affect your legal rights, including the right to sue the Red Resort Limited Partnership for negligence, breach of contract or breach of the Occupiers Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident.

I agree to abide by the rules set forth below, regarding this dog race and fully understand the race wiener referee’s decisions are final and that this agreement is a complete release of liability for any incident whether by unintended negligence or accident.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Check out the photos from the race!

Photos: Daniel Soto

The First Annual Dog Race at RED

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 | 2 – 6pm | T-bar & RED Deck

Every dog must have its day and March 26th is that day for our furry friends! Get ready for the First Annual Wiener Takes All Dog Race. Whether big or small, fluffy or bald, fast or stalled – register your pup to win it all! Dogs of all ages and sizes are welcome to compete. Great prizes and even greater fun!

The Deets:

  • Date: March 26th 2022
  • Registration: Register your dog online here »
    Registration fee is $15 (plus tax & fees).
    *Registration closes March 23rd at midnight*
  • Doggie Bags: Each pup will receive a RED branded race bandana (must be worn when racing), a treat & poop bags with registration!
  • Check-in: Mar 26th 2pm-3:30pm on the deck
  • First Race Starts: 4pm (timing and number of heats will depend on number of pups entered)
  • Dogs will race in a fully fenced corral
  • Sweet doggy prizes for the wieners!
  • Hot dogs and beers served on the deck throughout the event (not included in ticket cost)

Weenies, Beers & good times on the deck!

Wiener Takes All is a free spectator event so be sure to join us on the RED Deck from 2-6pm for some BBQ & beers! There’s no better way to spend an afternoon than by watchin’ some dogs run while munchin’ on a hot dog with a cold one in hand. Ahhh… that’s the life right there!