Kearney Dog Sled Races

Ontario’s largest dog sled racing event usually comes to “Ontario’s biggest little town” on the 1st weekend of February each year, however, the committee has scheduled the 2019 races for February 9th and 10th to work with the larger racing circuit in North America.  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 2019 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 2019 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 2019.

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!

The 25th Year of the Kearney Dog Sled Races will hold exciting activities and features to celebrate this long standing community event. Stay tuned for special updates and articles!

 


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.”

News & Stories

2018 Race Results

Welcome to the 2018 Kearney Dog Sled Races race results page. This year the Kearney Dog Sled Races is held on Saturday February 24th and Sunday February 25th, 2018. As individual race results are available they will be published live here. Book mark this page for easy reference. We would like to thank all the…

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Jim, the story of our Race Marshal

If you’ve been lucky enough to hear the words “Go Driver” echo throughout town at the Kearney Dog Sled race, then chances are you’ve heard Jim Cunningham. Jim is our ever-present Race Marshal. As Marshal, he announces the races and checks the dogs, the sleds and the entire course for safety. Cunningham says his primary…

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…

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