Kearney Dog Sled Races

Ontario's largest dog sled races come to "Ontario's biggest little town" on the 2nd weekend in February each year. Join us for two days of winter fun just a couple of hours north of Toronto, in Kearney Ontario on the western boarder of Algonquin Park. This long standing tradition has been running annually since 1994.

This signature 2015 event, features a 4 Dog Sprint, a 6 Dog Sprint, 1 & 2 Dog Ski-joring events and the ever popular Kid & Mutt event.  New for 2015 the Kearney Dog Sled Races will feature a Mid-Distance, 10 Dog Stage Race format. Mushers will be permitted to utilize a 12 dog pool with a maximum 10 dog team size for each of the two days of racing. The race distance will be approx. 50 miles each day with the best accumulative time being the winner. Race Organizers currently have a $5000 purse and an entry fee of $80.00 prior to February 1st, 2015.

For anyone that has never raced at Kearney, the race courses all present a down town start, challenging hills to climb, hardwood bush, lakes and marshes to enjoy while racing through the natural beauty of the area.

Visitors to the Kearney Dog Sled Races are treated to a variety of activities and events that they can participate in or view.  This is a great event for families, couples or friends to enjoy.  Winter's never been this fun before!

 

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