March is Dog Sled Month in Fairbanks Alaska

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All Northern Eyes are on Fairbanks Alaska this March when a variety of races and contests are held in the Dog Sledding competitions.

March 18 -20the 2011 marks this years GCI Open North American Championship Dog Sled Race starting in Fairbanks Alaska. The winning prize is over $25,000 to be awarded to the participant that competes in the three day event traversing over 70 miles.

Surrounding the main event are other smaller contests, heats, races and festivities. After the race awards will be presented at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks. The annual Jeff Studdert Passenger race where one person rides in the basket to the halfway point then switches with the driver for the return trip. The races continues on Saturday and Sunday with the North Pole Championships at Star of the North Charter School and the Morning Star Ball fields in North Pole.

Fairbanks is known for dog sled races and the open event is the fastest dog sled race in the world. With events for all ages, this is truly a site worth seeing if you are in the Fairbanks or North Pole area the third week of March.

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Comments (10)

Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Call me crazy, but Dog sledding is on my "to do" list!  not a race, but perhaps an overnight or two...

Mar 02, 2011 01:39 AM
Kimberly A Norgard
Devlin McNiff Halstead Real Estate - East Hampton, NY

Tammy, I've always found dog sled racing to be an amazing sport... one I know I personally could not endure.  It must be a very exciting event.  Keep us posted and share some pictures after the March event.

Mar 02, 2011 01:39 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

With the Iditarod starting this weekend, it makes perfect sense that Fairbanks Alaska would have March as their Dog Sled Month. 

Mar 02, 2011 01:42 AM
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Robert, that is great to have that on your bucket list!! What a neat accomplishement to one to aspire to. :) Keep at it

Kim - I will certainly see if I can find the pictures from this years events and post them. Thanks! :)


Mar 02, 2011 01:42 AM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

Dogs sledding in Alaska should be on everyone's list. That and a night at the ice museum

Enjoy the day

Mar 02, 2011 02:07 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Sarah Palin would be proud!  I think the saying "work like a dog" is based off these wonderful hard workers who live for this task and train hard at it as well.  It certainly was not based off of my dogs who lounge in the sun, sleep all day, eat and want attention of being petted.  Nice feature of this event!

Mar 02, 2011 02:14 AM
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor


What a interesting story.

With a $25,000 prize there must be some good sponsors.


Mar 02, 2011 02:29 AM
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Don - ooo ice museum.. yes!! THAT is on MY list!! :)

Connie... ha! She probably is... It's a neat sport and those poor dogs seem to just love it.. I don't know why! Thanks!

Ray - There is one big sponsor giving up the $25000 and other donaters on top of that. Pretty cool


Mar 02, 2011 02:39 AM
Tommy Taylor
Taylor Properties & - Kerrville, TX
CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor

Tammy- Dog sledding sounds fun and all, but I don't know about 70 miles of it.

Mar 02, 2011 03:50 AM
Brad Hornshaw
Brad Hornshaw Realtor Lynnwood, Bothell, Everett - Lynnwood, WA
Realtor, Listing Agent, Buyers Agent, Investments
Hi Tammy Dog sledding does have some adventurous appeal, but I personally am opposed to putting my self in a position were if something went wrong my fingers or toes could get so cold they fell off. Maybe I watch to much TV LOL ........Brad
Mar 02, 2011 08:42 AM