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9th annual running of the chihuahuas takes over Chattanooga

Bob was last year's champ

The 9th annual "Running of the Chihuahuas" has quickly become a beloved tradition in Chattanooga. What started as an event in the Hits 96 parking lot with 12 dogs has grown into a full-blown competition at the First Tennessee Pavilion with more than 150 contestants. Brad Steiner, a radio D.J. at Hits 96, is the founder of the event. Ginger Merritt is the owner of Bob, the chihuahua that won last year's running. He finished in four seconds and is the chihuahua to beat this year. All three of them joined GMC Weekend to explain the event, how it all started, and the fun you can except if you attend this afternoon.

Doors open at 1 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Music begins at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 5 p.m. The event is completely free and you still have time to register your chihuahua.

For more information on the "Running of the Chihuahuas" from Hits 96 click here.

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