23/09/2017 10:55 AM AEST | Updated 23/09/2017 10:55 AM AEST

Sausage Dogs Dash For Cash In Melbourne For Oktoberfest

The dachshund dash is happening again.

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The race is part of Melbourne's Oktoberfest celebration.

Australia's annual dachshund races have descended on Melbourne, with dozens of sausage dogs set to make the dash for charity in Southbank.

A crowd has gathered at the city's Southbank Boulevard on Saturday to witness a race card filled with sausage dogs, all competing over a 15-metre course.

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In its third year, races kick off at 11am local time, with the event in the past raising thousands of dollars for the charity.

There is also a best-dressed award for sausage dogs that don the most impressive costume from 11-12.30pm.

The races are always popular on social media, with fans sharing photos of the short-legged participants, many of whom get dolled up for the race-meet.