Ontario’s largest dog sled racing event usually comes to “Ontario’s biggest little town” on the 1st weekend of February each year, however, the committee has scheduled the 2019 races for February 9th and 10th to work with the larger racing circuit in North America. Join us for two days of winter fun just a couple of hours north of Toronto, in Kearney Ontario on the western boarder of Algonquin Park. This long standing tradition has been running annually since 1994.
This signature 2019 event, features a 4 Dog Sprint, a 6 Dog Sprint, 1 & 2 Dog Men’s & Women’s Ski-joring events and the ever popular Kid & Mutt event. The 2019 Kearney Dog Sled Races features a Mid-Distance, 10 Dog Stage Race format. Mushers will be permitted to utilize a 12 dog pool with a maximum 10 dog team size for each of the two days of racing. The race distance will be approx. 35 miles each day with the best accumulative time being the winner. Race Organizers currently have a $5000 purse and an entry fee of $80.00 prior to January 15th 2019.
For anyone that has never raced at Kearney, the race courses all present a down town start, challenging hills to climb, hardwood bush, lakes and marshes to enjoy while racing through the natural beauty of the area. Visitors to the Kearney Dog Sled Races are treated to a variety of activities and events that they can participate in or view. This is a great event for families, couples or friends to enjoy. Winter’s never been this fun before!
For complete details about the Kearney Dog Sled Races please follow the link provided above.