World Championship Sled Dog Races
- Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at noon
- Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at noon
- Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at noon
Continuously voted “Best Event” by the International Sled Dog Racing Association, this event attracts a field of amazing mushers from Alaska and around the world. Don't miss a second of the World Championship Sled Dog Races! Be there in person along 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage, or listen to the races live on KHAR 590AM or at the KHAR website (www.khar590.com).
The World Championship Sled Dog Races, begun in 1946, are a Rondy classic. The races are produced by the Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association (ASDRA) (www.asdra.org). Come and witness the sheer intensity and excitement of this most anticipated sprint race in North America. Endurance, speed, and agility prove these dogs to be true athletes.
LOCATION: Downtown Anchorage, Fourth Avenue and D Street
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What Makes a Rondy Dog So Special?
by Dr. Arleigh Reynolds, DVM, Senior Scientist, Ralston Purina
There are fewer people capable of throwing a 90mph fastball than there are CEO's of fortune 500 companies. In a similar way there are few dogs that have the physical and mental attributes it takes to be a competitive Fur Rondy sled dog. Each arm of the sled dog sport poses its own set of challenges for the canine athletes that compete in them. Distance dogs must have legendary stamina and steel-like mind sets to survive the grueling hours and environmental extremes they face in their races. On the other end of the spectrum, limited class sprint dogs reach white knuckle speeds for short distances. If we compare the performance of these dogs with the physiological limits nature has set for the canine athlete we can begin to appreciate the prowess of the Fur Rondy dog.
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