When you sanction your sled dog events with the
International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA), you become
part of the oldest and largest community of organized sled dog
racing in the world. Regardless of the distance covered or
whether your event is a traditional sled race, wheeled GIG
race, skijoring, or a bike/scooter race, sanctioning your event with ISDRA
links your event and it's participants to a large sled dog
community spanning the globe.
Each season, ISDRA represents over
days of sled dog racing, thousands of race performances and
countless opportunities for media attention. From October
to April, mushers travel across the
United States, Canada and Japan in pursuit of races, purses and ISDRA points.
Perhaps it's time to have them come to your town?
By their nature, sled dog events are better suited to smaller
towns and cities rather than large metropolitan areas. As
always, there are exceptions to this rule with exceptionally
prestigious, long standing sanctioned
events in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Fairbanks, Alaska and Anchorage,
Alaska, but they are the exception rather than the rule.
Most of the 60 to 75 events
sanctioned by ISDRA each season are held in towns with
populations ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 to
encourage tourism, gain media exposure and generate community spirit during the long winter
months of the northern latitudes.
If your community or organization
is interested in hosting an ISDRA sanctioned sled dog race in
the future, please contact us at (218) 765-4297.