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 –

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The History of Kearney Dog Sled Races

Let’s discover a little history about the Kearney Dog Sled Races together.  Over 20 years ago, in a tiny community approximately 2 1/2 hours North of Toronto, a small group of individuals got together to begin the tradition of the Kearney Winterfest (now known as Kearney Dog Sled Races).. Kearney was originally a logging town…

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2014 Update for 120km Mushers

***Update for the 120km mushers!*** Due to the delay in getting our information updated and online we would like to extend the first registration cut-off date from Dec.13, 2013 to Jan. 10, 2014. This means you still have enough time to submit your registration for the $150.00. After Jan. 10th it goes up!  See the  …

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