The Greg Alexanian Memorial 10 Dog Stage Race

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UNSAFE TRAIL CONDITIONS THE GREG ALEXANIAN MEMORIAL 10 DOG STAGE RACE IS CANCELLED FOR 2019.

ALL OTHER EVENTS ARE STILL RUNNING.

SEE RACE SCHEDULE PAGE FOR DETAILS.

The Kearney Dog Sled Races Committee would like to announce the 1st Annual Greg Alexanian Memorial Stage Race. Our formerly named 10-Dog Stage Race will consist of approximately 35 miles of good forested trails, starting and finishing in Downtown Kearney, Ontario and looping east towards beautiful Algonquin Park. The race will be run on both Saturday and Sunday of Race weekend, and teams will consist of a pool of 12 dogs with a maximum of 10 dogs running each day.

Greg Alexanian was a member of the Kearney Dog Sled Races Committee, who will be sorely missed by this Committee, and by the Community as a whole. His sense of humour and laugh were infectious and the only thing bigger than his smile was his heart.

This is the only Stage Race in Ontario.  The most popular Stage Race in North America is the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sleddog Race held in Jackson, Wyoming.  This is a 2 day race with a total time winning.  Two years ago this race was won by Aaron Peck who once lived and raced in Kearney.

Race Organizers currently have a $5000 purse and an entry fee of $80.00 prior to January 15th 2019.  Registration is non-refundable unless the race is cancelled due to less than 8 mushers registering before Jan 15th.

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Route Details

The 10 Dog Stage Race Trail will start the same as it did last year, with the start line on Main St across from the LCBO in downtown Kearney, and then it will head south through Town until it heads into the bush at the walking trails and then onto the snowmobile trail for approximately 5 miles.

This year our trail organizer and his team are working hard to avoid potential issues with logging that is happening on Rain Lake road. The committee is working closely with our trail help and will post updates to our facebook page to let our stage race mushers know as fast as we do about trail conditions and changes.

If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please contact the Committee through email at info@kearneydogsledraces.ca, or through our Facebook page. We are always happy to speak with mushers and will answer as quickly as we are able.

 

Race Information

Mushers Registration

 

    10 Dog Route

    Please note that this map gives a general guideline of the route mushers will take but due to ongoing trail planning, potential logging operations, property owner permissions, etc. we cannot guarantee this will be the final route each year.