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Ski-joring at the Kearney Dog Sled Races

      The Kearney Dog Sled Races offer several different race categories for participating mushers… and ski-jorers.  Not only are there Sprint Races (the 4 and 6 dog sprint races), the two day 10 Dog Stage Race and even a fun race for junior mushers with the Kid and Mutt races but there’s also…

Online Registration

      Although registration for the Kearney Dog Sled Races have been open since the fall, with the launch of our new website we now offer online registration to make the process simple.  Just visit our website and navigate to the Registration tab, under there you will find a Musher Registration page along with…

Musher Registration

2015 Race Registration Update

Please note changes in our Race Registration and Bib/Seeding Draw Updated December 2014     Friday 6-8 pm – Registration is Open for 4 dog, 6 dog, ski-joring and Stage Races. Friday 8 pm  Seeding for 4-Dog, 6-Dog and Ski-joring classes  – the Race Marshall will determine the mushers bib numbers for Saturday Races based…

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…

Igloo Building

My winter home is an Igloo

              THE GRAND SHELTERS ICEBOX® The ICEBOX® igloo construction tool is used for igloo building by creating sequential blocks in place. You set the clamps on the form then fill it while packing. after you have filled it you unclamp it and slide it to the next position. A pole…

Barking Up the Right Tree

21st annual Kearney Dog Sled Races Feb 7 & 8th 2015         Kearney, Ontario, December 18, 2014   – As many as 75 dog sled teams will compete in and around Kearney at the 21st Anniversary Dog Sled Races on Saturday February 7th and Sunday February 8th in Ontario’s biggest annual dog sled…

10 dog stage race

New Stage Race for 2015

10 Dog, 2 Day Stage Race Announced September 27, 2014           The Town of Kearney Sled Dog Races has changed its Mid-Distance Race format for the 2015 season to a Stage Race format. Mushers will be permitted to utilize a 12 dog pool with a maximum 10 dog team size for…

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…