Jackman hosts sled dog races for the racing competition circuit several times during the winter months.
|LOCATION||All of these events will be held at the Border Riders Sportsmanís Club located on Route 201 just North of Jackman, Maine. The clubhouse provides a great place to warm up and rest in between or during the races.|
|GOOD FOOD||Available at the clubhouse each day from 7:30 am thru the last class. We will have soups, hamburgers, homemade goodies plus hot coffee and cocoa.|
|PARKING||There is plenty of parking for everyone at the clubhouse. The area closest to the starting line is for the racers and spectators can park nearer to the clubhouse.|
|SPECTATORS||These dogs and their mushers are amazing to watch especially for the non-racer. Although, unless you are working with the members on the trails, it is not easy to see all of the action. Part of the fun and excitement though, is to watch the drivers (mushers) hook up their dogs, get them to the start line, and see them take off PLUS return to the finish line. You can feel the energy of the dogs and the mushers as everyone cheers them in. There are areas to drive to to see parts of the course so please be sure to contact the club for directions. Most of the races take 20 minutes to round the course with the exception of the Open class which takes about 40 minutes.|
|SPECIAL FUN RACES||Held right at Border Riders Clubhouse so this gives the spectator another option. The kid's one dog event is a short loop around the track with youngsters learning the art of handling the sled and the dog. The parents and handlers are always close by. Another great race to watch is the Yukon race. The drivers show their capability and speed of harnessing and handling dogs. All the mushers at these races are happy to chat with folks when not taking care of their dogs.|
The Jackman Sled Dog Club is a division of the Jackman Region Community Association.
If you are interested in information or would like to become a member of the Jackman Sled dog Club, please e-mail the Jackman Region Community Association at: