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 2017 event, features a 4 Dog Sprint, a 6 Dog Sprint, 1 & 2 Dog Men's & Women's Ski-joring events and the ever popular Kid & Mutt event.  The 2017 Kearney Dog Sled Races features 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. 35 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 January 15th 2017.

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!


Video by Kaitlynn Tidwell

"Matt's runs on day 1 and 2 at Kearney. Seeded 12th and passed 3 teams on the first day. Second day finished 35 seconds faster than the first time for a 17 minute 4 mile. Best time they've done that distance. Thanks to our friend Luke we had a 4th dog as well which helped out our guys a TON. Wicked weekend.. Can't wait to do it again."

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Kearney Dog Sled Races

2016 Race Results

Welcome to the 2016 Kearney Dog Sled Races race results page.  This year the Kearney Dog Sled Races is a IFSS Sanctioned event held on Saturday February 13th and Sunday February 14th 2016.  As individual race results are available they will be published live here.  Book mark this page for easy reference. We would like…


Discovery’s Andrew Younghusband at the Kearney Dog Sled Races!

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Dog Sled Rides

Dog Sled Rides

We are very excited, for the first time in a few years Dog Sled Rides will be available at the Kearney Dog Sled Races this weekend. On Saturday February 13th from 11a.m. to 3p.m. you can get a taste of dog sledding. Ed Schmidt of Sugar Dogs Adventure Company will be arriving in Kearney Saturday…

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