Whether you love Chihuahuas and dogs or not, the Wharf DC deserves kudos for coming up with a remarkably fun and tongue-in-cheek way to promote its Southwest DC neighborhood. Its Annual Running of the Chihuahuas is one of DC’s cleverest Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This year the contest had 128 Chihuahuas racing for fame and dog cookies. Even better, the event benefits Rural Dog Rescue – a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters. The Wharf DC and City Center DC are proving to be savviest of marketers of their DC communities and the great life in DC.