Running of the Wieners & G-Games
The Running of the Wieners will feature 100 dachshunds donning costumes while running approximately 75 feet, in heats of ten, to its owner waiting at the finish line. The winners from each heat will compete in a final race to determine Zinzinnati’s fastest wiener dog.
Gemütlichkeit means goodwill, cordiality or friendliness. The idea of gemütlichkeit began after the Napoleonic war in 1815 and before the Revolutionary wars started in 1848. People in Germany were tired of war and politics (sound familiar?) and decided, instead, to spend their spare time focused on family and friends.
While Oktoberfest Zinzinnati’s Gemütlichkeit Games (or G-Games) are a competition between members of Zinzinnati media, the contests remain cordial and friendly. Mostly.
Events will include the beer barrel roll and the beer stein carry, in which participants carry six one-liter steins, filled with Samuel Adams, to the finish line. Scores are based on time and the least amount of beer spillage.