Hits 96’s Running Of The Chihuahuas 6 Returns As Cinco De Mayo Tradition

Chris Wallace To Perform

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Hits 96, WDOD-FM, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by holding the 6th annual Running of the Chihuahuas presented by Corona on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion. In 2012, over 3,500 Chattanoogans witnessed the crowning of the fastest Chihuahua in Chattanooga. 

The Running of the Chihuahuas 6 has six musical acts set to perform, multiple 60” big screens around the track that will allow for everyone to see the races, and more interactive activities, including Chris Wallace. Event organizer and afternoon personality Brad Steiner says, “Ninety-six of the fastest and most fierce chihuahuas will take over the Pavilion to see who has what it takes to take the crown.  This event grows bigger every year. My dream of one day holding it at Bristol Motor Speedway is getting closer to reality.”

Station Manager Danny Howard says, “We are blessed that our community has embraced this event and continues to make it grow. Local sponsors are seeing the possibilities and are adding their name to the event, which makes its impact that much bigger.”  

Mr. Steiner adds, “As the event grows larger, we are able to bring six amazing artists to Chattanoogans for free.”  The artists will be announced on the air Tuesday.

Registration is open and available at www.hits96.com on a first come – first serve basis. Spectators and press are encouraged to participate, for free, starting at 1 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Music begins at 2 p.m. and racing begins at 6 p.m. If interested, sponsors are being accepted by Jeff Fontana, sales manager, at 321-6200. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Goodwill Assistance Dog Academy.


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