6 Dog Sprint Race Route

 

This sprint race consists of a 6 Dog team, and includes both purebred and open categories.  The same course, utilizing the same dogs, is run by each Musher on both Saturday and Sunday, with the total time from both days determining the winner.  In previous years we have had racers from Ontario, Quebec, several Northern States and Jamaica competing.

Both of the sprint races held over the weekend include purebred and open categories. Dogs in the open class are usually a mixed breed, utilizing any combination of Alaskan Huskies, German Short-Hair Pointers, Greyhounds etc. The emphasis is to breed the race dogs for speed and stamina, as well as more general considerations like climate. The Purebred class is generally thought of as the more traditional sled dogs, such as Siberian Huskies but we’ve seen teams of Border Collies, Setters, and even spaniels compete in past years. This category is satisfied by any dog team that has purebred papers.

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Route Details

This race is run down Main Street in Kearney and is looped to return back to Main Street without the teams ever having the possibility of meeting head-on.  After Main Street, the course runs through the forest, with many hills for the mushers to run.  The eastern loop is completed twice before returning to main street.  This is a very scenic and challenging route, and any snowmobile trail or road crossings are manned by volunteers to ensure safety for the mushers and teams.  

 

Race Information

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    6 Dog Race Route


    2016 – 6 Dog Open Race Results


    2016 – 6 Dog Purebred Race Results