Skijoring at the FKOC
FORT KENT, Maine — Once the mushers have left the Can-Am Crown starting chute on Main Street on Saturday, March 3, the thrill of watching dogs and people working together will not be over yet.
In conjunction with the Can-Am Crown, the Fort Kent Outdoor Center will host its 4th annual Skijoring Races.
Skiers and dogs from all over Canada and New England will compete in the 2K, 4K, 5K, and 10K races starting at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 3 and 11:00am on Sunday, March 4. A spaghetti feed will be will available for $7.00 on Sunday at the 10th Mountain Lodge. Spectators can view the races from inside or outside the lodge, and there is no admission cost for spectators.
Unlike sled dog racing where the musher stands on runners on a sled behind six or more dogs, skijoring involves a person skiing behind one or two dogs.
New to the FKOC races this year is the kick sled event, in which a person kicks from a sled behind two dogs.
To register or for more information, visit www.FortKentOC.org/skijoring-in-fort-kent.