Free Lyft Rides for Cinco de Mayo – Running of the Chihuahuas Postponed to 5/20

by Prince Of Petworth May 4, 2017 at 9:30 am 8 Comments


Temperance, schmemperance:

“The Washington Region Alcohol Program (WRAP) has set up a lyft code that will be active on Cinco day (not just for new users)”

And this is always a fun event too supporting the Rural Dog Rescue:

6th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 1pm to 5 pm
Where: The Wharf – 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Why: A benefit for local animal charities and a hilarious way to celebrate Cinco
What: Chihuahua races, food trucks, beer stands, live music, dog contests, a family friendly FREE event!

Kick off Cinco de Mayo at the Sixth Annual Running of the Chihuahuas! 1pm – 5pm on Saturday, May 20 at The Wharf – DC’s amazing new destination taking shape on the southwest waterfront. The Running of the Chihuahuas is part of DC’s best Cinco de Mayo celebration, an afternoon that includes great food from Sol Mexican, Red Hook and Captain Cookie food trucks, cold beer, live music and of course, the races.

The highlight of the afternoon, the races feature 96 Chihuahuas racing in groups of eight on a sixty foot “race track.” All the action is captured on a 17 foot Jumbotron screen and the winners take home $500 in cash and prizes. ALL race proceeds benefit Rural Dog Rescue – a non-profit organization dedicated to pulling dogs from high-kill rural shelters.
Don’t have a Chihuahua? You can still take part in the excitement with the all breed contests for best dressed dog and best trick! There will be local vendors and giveaways from DC’s pet friendly businesses.

Deadline to register dogs online is Friday, May 19, walkups on race day accepted until all spots are full. $25 per dog to race. This is a family and dog-friendly, admission-free event, but you must be 21+ to drink beer. To enter and for more information, visit www.cincodc.com!”

  • MadMax

    Anyone up for an unofficial PoP meetup for drinks @ the Running? Should be a nice day if the rain stays away.

    • anonymouse_dianne

      I’d be up for that. Its always fun and the chowows are really something ;-)

  • hungeegirl

    Code doesn’t work. When you enter it in the promo field it says “this code has been all used up”

    • Anonymous

      You may have to wait until the promotion is under way to enter the code.

  • KS

    This code didn’t work when they ran the promotion for St. Paddy’s Day – I tried at 5pm and at 11pm and both times it said all codes had been used. I reached out them after and they admitted it was an error an their part and provided a $20 credit. Hoping it actually works this time, as I’m pretty sure this is funded by local governments.

    • SaltLifeSeeker

      The majority of the SoberRide funding come from brewers / distillers like ABI, MillerCoors, Constellation, Diageo and Brown Foreman.
      I think it is a great way for companies to give back to the DC area.
      According to WRAP the code goes active on Cinco and they have worked with Lyft to fix the issues from St Pats.

  • JT

    From their website:

    WRAP’s 2017 Cinco de Mayo SoberRide program will be offered between 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 5 until 4:00 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017. Download the Lyft app to your phone, and then enter the code CINCODC in the app’s ‘Promo’ section. Valid for up to $15 off one ride taken in the Washington, D.C. coverage area. Valid for new and existing Lyft users. You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service.

  • JT

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