​Sled Dog Derbies

8 dog 14 mile entry fee    $40.00 (7 mile trail ran twice)

6 dog 3.8 mile entry fee   $30.00

4 dog  2 mile entry fee     $20.00

Mileage changing due to slush conditions on lake

Registration  8 am   10 am

Musher Meeting      10 am

Race start 11 am

8 dog teams first followed  by 6 dog teams and then 4 dog teams

Approx 2 minutes between teams and 5 minutes between starts of races



2    mile race entry fee  $15.00

5    mile race  entry fee $30.00

Registration  10 am  1 pm

Participant Meeting   1:15 pm

Start                          2 pm

~Both races have a 2 dog max per skier

~Both  are freestyle races (open to skate skiing or classic skiing)

and are open to all experience levels 

~The race course will take place entirely on Poplar Lake 

~Skate skiing should be quite favorable for those seeking speed!

~Kick Sleds welcome

~Please leave non competing pets at home

                                 Bonfire~Smores~Hot Dogs~CoCo~


Sarah Hamilton



Cathy Quinn


                                                  Please leave your pets at home

                                  All dogs must remain leashed or harnessed at all times

Trail Center Lodge - home of Camp Chow

established 1938

                 LODGING- click here Visit Cook County   Gunflint Trail


                             March 2024 Date TBO
              Dog Days of Winter ~ Everyone welcome
                       Location ~Trail Center Lodge

                       1/2 way up the Gunflint Trail

  7611 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA

                 ~Please leave your pets at home~

Wilderness Trail! We will mark and attempt to groom but conditions change frequently on a lake.


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