Looking for an excuse to “move it” in the coming year? Have a dog that wants to pull you while you have skinny skis strapped to your feet?
See if your dog has what it takes to top the rest at Go Dog North Shore’s “Best in Snow Skijor Race” on March 1 in Grand Marais at the George Washington Pines Ski Trail.
The event will feature two timed races: A 2- and 4-mile race. Each race will be capped at 15 teams, so register early. Teams are limited to one dog per skier, and there is a $25 entry fee per team, per race. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams in each race.
If you don’t know what skijoring is, don’t worry, Eh? had to look it up. Skijoring is a winter sport where a person on cross-country skis is pulled by a dog. It’s sort of like a dogsled race, but with only one dog, and you’re the sled.
For those interested, there’s still time to train. But for those who don’t want to race, but still want to participate, volunteer opportunities and registration details are available by calling Cathy Quinn at (218) 370-9494, or email Cathy at email@example.com.