Cinco de Mayo Canine Celebration: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' (PHOTOS)

05/05/2014 at 02:45 PM EDT

Cinco de Mayo: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' in Chandler, Arizona and Washington, D.C.
Samantha Sais/Reuters/Landov
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.

Cinco de Mayo Canine Celebration: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' (PHOTOS)| Pet Photo Special

A Chihuahua struts after the race at the Chandler, AZ Cinco de Mayo Festival

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Cinco de Mayo Canine Celebration: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' (PHOTOS)| Pet Photo Special

Hank Bowry holds Pea Pie while wearing a matching shirt, during the Running of the Chihuahuas

Alex Brandon / AP

Washington, D.C. has its own "Chihuahua Run" as well. This participant's name is Pea Pie. (No, for real.)

Cinco de Mayo Canine Celebration: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' (PHOTOS)| Pet Photo Special

Dogs run during the Running of the Chihuahuas at the Southwest Waterfront,May 3, 2014 in Washington

Alex Brandon / AP



Cinco de Mayo Canine Celebration: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' (PHOTOS)| Pet Photo Special

Scooter

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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.

Cinco de Mayo Canine Celebration: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' (PHOTOS)| Pet Photo Special

Participants in Washington, D.C.'s "Run of the Chihuahuas"

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Cinco de Mayo Canine Celebration: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' (PHOTOS)| Pet Photo Special

The annual "Run of the Chihuahuas" in Washington, D.C.

Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty



Cinco de Mayo Canine Celebration: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' (PHOTOS)| Pet Photo Special

Scooter

Mark Brandon / AP

Scooter, pre-costume change.

Cinco de Mayo Canine Celebration: 'Run of the Chihuahuas' (PHOTOS)| Pet Photo Special

Lucy

Alex Brandon / AP

Contestant Lucy, who either loves having her costume adjusted or positively hates it.

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