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!

Video by Kaitlynn Tidwell - Published on Feb 10, 2015

"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."

News & Stories

mushers view

Video Mushers View

First Person Video View from the Mushers Perspective Story, Photos and Video by Kaitlynn Tidwell   Matt Paguette and I can both say without question that for our first season racing ever, Kearney was by far the best race for us and our dogs so far. We are not very serious yet, our team is made…

Sunday Dog Sled Race Results

Sunday (Final) Race Results 2015

Another great day at the Kearney Dog Sled Races, as the final day of race results are tallied we’d like to thank all those who participated in this years races; mushers, ski-jorers, our volunteers, vendors, and our sponsors.  The Kearney Dog Sled Races couldn’t be as successful with out each and everyone of you.  10…


Saturday Race Results 2015

With a very successful first day of dog sled races behind us at the Kearney Dog Sled Races we’d like to take a moment to share Saturday’s Race Results with you:   10 Dog Stage Race Results   6 Dog Sprint Race Results   4 Dog Sprint Race Results   1 & 2 Dog Ski-Joring…

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