05/05/2014 AT 1:00 PM ET
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They’re not quite as fearsome as bulls, but they’re as majestic in their own way.
Chandler, Ariz.’s annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration was held Saturday, and part of the festivities was the popular Chihuahua race, which culminated in the crowning of the king and queen of Chihuahuas. Enjoy these 9 pictures from the event as you prepare to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your own (probably human) crew.
A Chihuahua struts after the race at the Chandler, AZ Cinco de Mayo Festival
Hank Bowry holds Pea Pie while wearing a matching shirt, during the Running of the Chihuahuas
Washington, D.C. has its own “Chihuahua Run” as well. This participant’s name is Pea Pie. (No, for real.)
Dogs run during the Running of the Chihuahuas at the Southwest Waterfront,May 3, 2014 in Washington
Scooter here won best-dressed in D.C. His victory has a touching back story: Despite a broken back, he was adopted from a shelter in 2011.
Participants in Washington, D.C.’s “Run of the Chihuahuas”
The annual “Run of the Chihuahuas” in Washington, D.C.
Scooter, pre-costume change.
Contestant Lucy, who either loves having her costume adjusted or positively hates it.
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