Mush! Sled dog races glide into Granby Saturday and Sunday
February 15, 2008
If you’ve always wanted to watch a sled dog race in person, then don’t miss the excitement of the 29th Annual Grand County Sled Dog Classic on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17, at Granby.
More than 50 teams from across North America are expected to compete in the 2008 races being held on the Linke Ranch across U.S. Highway 40 from the entrance to SolVista Basin Ski Resort. The races are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Admission is free.
The races are International Sled Dog Racing Association-sanctioned classes that include one- and two-dog skijor; four-, six- and eight-dog sprint; four- and six-dog purebred class with purse; and three-dog junior classes. The first class goes out at 9 a.m. both days.
The teams will be competing for a $1,000 minimum purse. A drivers meeting will take place at the Granby Community Center at 7 p.m. today. The center is located at the corner of Third and Jasper.
Concession stands will be available at the race site. Parking is free.
This weekend’s races are being brought to Granby by the Rocky Mountain Sled Dog Club and the Granby Chamber of Commerce. They are sponsored by SolVista Basin Ski Resort, The Linke Cattle Ranch LLC, town of Granby and Sani-King.
For more information, call the Granby Chamber of Commerce at 887-2311.