Forty wiener dogs will race. Only one will be crowned the champion. That's how the 8th Annual Sioux Nation Pet Clinic Wiener Dog Races will go down.

This is the first year the event will be held at the Sanford Premier Center. The races will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 when the Stampede host Team USA at 7:05 PM.

And it's all for a great paws, er, cause: $5 from each ticket will go to Dakota Dachshund Rescue who will be at the game with some lovable, adoptable dachshunds in the front lobby before and during the game.

It's important to note that ONLY 100% purebred dachshunds will be allowed to register. The first 40 registrations received will be entered into the race. Also, each dog entered must have two humans, one to release, and the other to catch.

Hello. My name is Lou and I'm a wiener dog catcher.

For and extra bonus, there will also be a costume contest!