Kearney Dog Sled Races Race Routes

 

Kearney is unique in that races start and finish on Main Street, thereby turning dog sled racing into a spectators sport.  Also Kearney’s races are noted for being very challenging as well as very scenic.

Most challenging about Kearney’s races are the many hills, both up and down, as other races are often run on golf courses, through open fields or on unused rail beds.

 

 

Kearney Dog Sled Race has a purse of $11,800.

  • 10 Dog Stage Race – $ 5,000.00
  • 6 Dog Sprint Race –  $ 2,800.00
  • 4 Dog Sprint Race –  $ 2,400.00
  • Ski-joring Race      –  $ 1,600.00
Race Routes

This Years Race Routes are:

 

10 Dog Stage Race

The 10 Dog Stage Race is a very challenging, 35 mile course. This race starts on Main Street in downtown Kearney, and enters the forest before following the snowmobile trail. It then runs on unused ATV and logging trails before returning to the snowmobile trail and finishing on Main Street. (more)

 

4 Dog Sprint & Women’s Skijoring Race

Similar to the start of the 6 Dog Sprint, the 4 Dog Sprint Race and Women’s Ski-joring Race also start on Main Street in Kearney, and then moves into a forested trail, however it is a different course with fewer hills than the longer sprint.

 

 

6 Dog Sprint Race & Men’s Skijoring Race

The 6 Dog Sprint Race & Men’s Skijoring Race starts on Main Street in downtown Kearney and loops to finish on Main Street as well, but without requiring the teams to meet head-on with any teams coming back in the opposite direction.  Along with the portion of the route in town, the course runs through the forest with many hills, both up and down. This is a very scenic and challenging route, so we ensure there are sufficient volunteers to maintain safety for the mushers and their teams at all crucial junctions (i.e., snowmobile trail or road crossings). (more)

 

Kid & Mutt Race

Always fun for those who participate, both for the kids and the mutts.  This fun race always gets great response from the crowd as they cheer on the participants to try their best and cross the finish line. (more)

 


Race Route News

Musher Registrations

Online Musher Registrations With the 2015 Kearney Dog Sled Race date approaching fast (Next weekend, Feb 7th & 8th), mushers and their teams are registering and paying online to ensure their spot in the bib draw.  This second from last week before race day has seen an influx of new and returning musher registrations.  Our…

Activities Map

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…

 


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