More about the Kearney Dog Sled Races

Welcome to Kearney Dog Sled Races!

 

Kearney is a quaint community of 800 people, located just north of Huntsville, Ontario and proudly hosts the largest dog sled race in Ontario.  The races are held annually on the 1st weekend of February, drawing teams and mushers from Alaska, Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario and the North Eastern States. Kearney hosts more than 70 competitive mushers along with novice and future mushers.

We host 5 races of different distances for the professional or beginner musher and trek through the beautiful northern wilderness.  We also host a race specifically for the up and coming young mushers.  Our event attracts fans from all over the world and we keep them all updated through online postings throughout the weekend.   The Kearney Dog Sled Race Committee has the mission to preserve the heritage of this exciting dog sport and to continue to support international enthusiasm for sports competition, education and awareness of this very special style of dog.

For more information on our community please visit the Town of Kearney website – www.townofkearney.com

Kearney Dog Sled Races

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Kearney Dog Sled Races News

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…

Trail Conditions

2016 Trail conditions look great!

As of this weekend trail conditions for the 2016 Kearney Dog Sled Races look great!  Although this winter had a mild start with little snow we are presented with some cooler weather this weekend and a fair bit of snow fall.  On Friday Feb 5th 2016, a team of 15 snowmobiles went out and groomed…

10 dog stage race

Changes to the 10 Dog Stage Race Trail & Snow Conditions

The Committee has decided to shorten the 10 Dog Stage Race this year because of winter’s late arrival.  With the lack of snow this fall, we know many mushers will not have had the opportunity to spend much time on the trails with their teams.  Snow is not an issue any longer in and around Kearney though,…

IFSS

The Kearney Dog Sled Races have been IFSS Sanctioned!

IFSS Sanctioned Event Great News Dog Sledders!  In preparation for the 2017 World Championships coming to Haliburton, the Kearney Dog Sled Races has been sanctioned as a World Cup Event!  VP Anne McIntyre from the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) has confirmed that all of the regularly held events at Kearney’s Races will be…

volunteer

Volunteers Needed!

We couldn’t do it with out our Volunteers The Kearney Dog Sled Races Committee is looking for new volunteers to help organize this year’s event.  We always have a lot of volunteers race weekend, many of which come back year after year, and we are truly grateful for them because the weekend simply would not…

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…

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