PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The 10th Annual “Wiener 100” dachshund race kicked off Kennywood’s first day of “Celebrate America.”

26 dachshunds and their owners gathered to participate in the race.

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Dr. Mike Hutchinson of Animal General joined KDKA’s Dave Crawley to emcee this important event. With wiener dogs, getting from point A to point B, starting line to finish, is often a circuitous path.

The winner of the heavyweight division is a dog with the unwieldy title of Oscar Mayer von Wienerschnitzel the First, and a dog named Astara wins the “Champions Heat” for the third straight year.

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Celebrate America days continue through Sunday at Kennywood Park. The days will include patriotic music, special daily entertainment and fireworks nightly, weather permitting.