History

Dr. Ron Moore – The Story of Our Vet

Dr. Ron Moore – The Story of Our Vet Kearney Dog Sled Races has a vet on site at all times during race weekend. It ensures that all the dogs are monitored throughout the race from the morning dog drops on Saturday to driving home at the end of the weekend. Our Kearney Dog Sled…

How the Dogs Prepare for Race Day

How the Dogs Prepare for Race Day A Behind the Scenes Look at How Our Sprint Teams Prepare for the Start Line Sled Dogs that are born and raised in mushing homes are generally lean, mean, pulling machines down to their core. That being said, to prepare for a race and have the dogs at…

Winter Camping? No Problem!

Yurt Demonstration for the 2019 Race Weekend Snow doesn’t stop Curtis from camping; he embraces it! The Kearney Dog Sled Races are thrilled to have Outdoor Education Educator Curtis Moran & his daughter Kaitlyn join us at our Winter Family Fun area for some unique winter activities.  

Jim's story

Jim, the story of our Race Marshal

If you’ve been lucky enough to hear the words “Go Driver” echo throughout town at the Kearney Dog Sled race, then chances are you’ve heard Jim Cunningham. Jim is our ever-present Race Marshal. As Marshal, he announces the races and checks the dogs, the sleds and the entire course for safety. Cunningham says his primary…

New Website

Kearney Dog Sled Races New Website

Just in time for a new year we have a new Website! Launched December 31st 2014           The Kearney Dog Sled committee along with partnership funding from our local Regional Tourism Organization, Explorers Edge worked with a local web designer to bring a new online experience to visitors for the 2015…

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,…