Ontario's Largest Sprint Sled Dog Race est. 1994



2015 Kearney Dog Sled Photos by Richard Coburn www.CoburnPix.com

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Kearney Dog Sled Races

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IFSS Accredited World Cup Event

We are pleased to announce that the Kearney Dog Sled Races are IFSS accredited for 2024. Mushers racing towards world championship points can earn them in the 1-Dog Skijor, 4 Dog Sled, 6 Dog Sled, and 20 Mile 8-Dog Class (Sprint Unlimited Class for IFSS).

Welcome to the Kearney Dog Sled Races!

Ontario’s largest dog sled racing event comes to “Ontario’s biggest little town” every year. Kearney is a quaint community of 800 people, located just north of Huntsville, Ontario.  The races are held annually in February, drawing teams and mushers from Alaska, Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario and the North Eastern and Central States. Kearney hosts more than 70 competitive mushers along with novice and future mushers. This long-standing tradition has been running annually since 1994. We are grateful for our close-knit community that has been consistently supportive of the race for the past 25 years and encourages our spectators and visitors to use the services this great little town has to offer.

We host 5 race classes 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 unique event is committed to offering race classes for professional and beginner mushers of all ages and classes. We offer a 2 Dog Sled class with Pro Open, Pro Registered Northern Breed (RNB), and Sportsman divisions. Our top priority is introducing new mushers to the sport in a controlled, fun, and exciting manner!

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 – www.townofkearney.com

Join us for two days of winter fun just 2.5 hours north of Toronto in Kearney Ontario on the western border of Algonquin Park.

For anyone that has never raced at Kearney, the race courses feature challenging hills to climb, hardwood bush, lakes and marshes to enjoy while racing through the natural beauty of the Almaguin Highlands. The trail poses many challenges in it's technical, yet exhilarating sections for our racers and their dogs to enjoy.


The Kearney Dog Sled Races prides itself on having exceptional race officials and a fantastic team of volunteers that help ensure the safety of both dogs, mushers and spectators. We have a veterinarian on site for the entire duration of the race weekend for consultation on canine wellness, dog checks, and emergency services. We also collaborate extensively with local law enforcement and public officials for public safety and enjoyment of the event.

If this will be your first year attending the Kearney Dog Sled Races, please reach out if you have any questions! Visit our official Facebook page or our Instagram for lots of up to date information.

"One of the 2023 Kearney Dog Sled Races 4 dog teams out of Keipawatchin Kennels. Luke's team is based out of Blyth, Ontario. His team ran the FASTEST time in the 4 dog sled class of the weekend at 14:43."

Video by Luke Siertsema

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Kearney Dog Sled Races

8 Main Street East Box 38
Kearney, Ontario P0A 1M0

Latest News

The Battle Against the Weather

February 6, 2024

Hello folks, The dog trails got a trial run this weekend on sleds and skis. A fantastic group of mushers […]