Both the dogs and mushers are athletes and they work together to travel their given distance in the least amount of time. This combined athleticism is built upon a strong connection between man and animal where both depend on each other to travel the race well. The companionship and skill involved in Dog Mushing will make this sport something definitely worth watching!
Classes Competing in Dog Mushing during 2010 Arctic Winter Games include:
Junior Co-ed (between April 1, 1990 and March 31, 1995; 14 - 19 yrs old)
Juvenile Co-ed (between Arpil 1, 1995 and March 31, 1999; 11 - 14 yrs old)