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Gunnar Kaasen with sled dog Balto

Kearney Dog Sled Races – Balto

Dog Sled History – Balto Balto (1919 – March 14, 1933) was a Siberian Husky sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the 1925 Great Serum Run to Nome, in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nenana, Alaska, by train and then to Nome by dog sled to…

Kearney Winter Fest 2001

Kearney Dog Sled Races History 2000

The 21st Century An excerpt from the Kearney Winterfest Program year 2000. A Glimpse At The Sport. Origin:    Sled dog racing is one of North America’s oldest winter sports. The Eskimos and Indians who inhabit the northern regions of the North American continent have always been associated with and dependent upon man’s best friend. Their…

Kearney Dog Sled Races History Main Street

Kearney Dog Sled Races History 1996-1998

Throughout the past 20 years, organizers have been able to successfully pull off the Kearney Dog Sled Races each year on the 2nd weekend of February. While the conditions weren’t always perfect, the organizers used their creative solutions to always pull off an exciting event.  Even in the early years, the event included craft sales,…

Kearney Dog Sled Races History

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  …