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Check Out Dry Land Sled Dog Races This Weekend At The Farmpark

The Dryland Sled Dog Challenge returns for the fifth year to the Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Snow, they don't need no stinkin' snow.

The mushers and the dogs -- but hopefully not the snow -- will be returning for the fifth year to the Dryland Sled Dog Challenge this Saturday and Sunday at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

The Dryland Sled Dog Challenge is exactly what it sounds like. It has all the fun and excitement of sled dog racing with none of the white powdery stuff.

The goal is the same: Get your team of dogs through the course and past the finish line before your opponents.

  • Check out photos from last year's dryland sled dog races.

Races and demonstrations will run between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the weekend. The races run will include:

  • 6-Dog and 4-Dog Rig (Dogs are harnessed to the rig, which looks somewhat like a sled with wheels.)
  • 2-Dog Bikejoring (Dogs are harnessed to a bike with person riding.)
  • 2-Dog Scooter (Dogs are harnessed to a scooter while a person steers.)
  • Canicross (Dogs are harnessed to a person who runs behind the dog or dogs.)

The event is organized by TrailBreakers Sled Dog Club.

Park visitors can check out the fun for $6. Seniors pay $5; children who are 11 or younger, $4. Farmpark members get in for free.

For more information call 440-256-2122 or

800-366-FARM (3276), or visit lakemetroparks.com.   

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