The Second Annual Dog Race at RED

Saturday, March 25th | 3 – 5pm | RED Base Area

A Doggone Good Time!

We all know that dogs and mountains go together like wieners and buns–so why not a dog race at the base?! Last year’s Wiener Takes All Dog Race was a local favourite and the smack-talk among the valley’s furriest citizens has already reached a fever pitch. Watch your best four- (or three-) legged friends scurry down the mountain for barking rights. PSA: Owners, please scoop their poop.


Check out the photos from last year’s race!

Photos: Ashley Voykin

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!

Wiener Takes All Event Rules:

The race will occur in a fully fenced corral with a maximum of 15 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 are presented at the beginning of each heat by the wiener referee. 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. All breeds are allowed to enter. Dog heats will be determined by age, weight and breed.
  3. 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.
  4. If there is a confrontation between dogs, the handlers must immediately intervene. All dogs involved will be disqualified.
  5. All dogs must have 2 handlers for the event. Handlers must be 18 or over to participate. One handler will release the dog at the starting line and the one handler will “catch” the dog at the finish line.
  6. 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.
  7. Do not release the dog before the whistle is heard as a false start will disqualify the racer.
  8. Handlers at the finish line must remain behind the line & cannot reach into the track to catch their dog. Once their dog is caught, they must be leashed.
  9. 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.
  10. Owner’s must clean up after their dog. If you don’t, your dog will be automatically disqualified.
  11. We reserve the right to disqualify any pet/owner for behaviour deemed inappropriate.
  12. 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.
  13. All dogs must have collars/identification tags and wear their bib bandana when racing.
  14. The wiener referees’ decisions are final.
  15. HAVE FUN!

Waiver Liability Agreement

Date: Sat March 26th, 2022
Registration Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Race Start: 4pm-6pm
Location: RED Mountain Resort – Between RED and the T-bar

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.