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 –

Kearney Dog Sled Races

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Kearney Dog Sled Races News

Children Face Painting

Children Face Painting

Children Face Painting Children face painting at the Kearney Dog Sled Races will be provided by Jessica Kaercher age 19. Born and raised in Muskoka, Kearney Emsdale specifically. Jessica loved drawing at a young age, inspired by her mother Terri Kaercher McKay. Jessica was involved in art through Huntsville Highschool and Fleming College.  She volunteered…

vintage snowmobile show

Vintage Snowmobile Show and Parade

Rickward’s Fourth Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show   In a land with as much snow as Canada, and Central Ontario in particular, it’s no wonder snowmobiles have become a staple of the winter landscape. Snowmobiles rugged enough for life in Central Ontario started to be available to the public in the mid-1900’s when other forms of…

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Race Weekend layout Downtown

Dog Sled Race Changes for 2015 You will notice some changes in downtown Kearney this year if you are a returning musher or spectator to the Dog Sled Races in February 2015… Main St in Downtown Kearney, between Lakeview and the LCBO at Rain Lake Rd will be closed to vehicular traffic during the weekend, as it…

Online Payment Option for Musher Registration

Online Payment Option

Online Payment Option for Musher Registration       Question & Answer Like other mushers before her we also asked Louise to share a little bit about her story and why she has entered the Kearney Dog Sled Races, here’s what she had to share.  Louise has entered the 1 dog Ski-joring event at this…

win a chainsaw carving

Win a Chain Saw Carving

Buy a Raffle Ticket to Win a Chain Saw Carving Like so many other inventions, modern chain saws were first designed with an entirely different purpose in mind. In the 18th century, the concept of the chain saw was developed for surgical purposes, to aid doctors in cutting bone without causing as much damage to…

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