The Canadian Challenge is Saskatchewan’s toughest sled dog race, and it’s such an amazing experience, SaskTel has sponsored it since 1998 when it first started. It’s the nation's longest race, all covered by SaskTel’s LTE networks.
The action starts at noon at Elk Ridge Resort on Tuesday February 19th. When the race starts, mushers and their dog teams will sprint north, in 2-minute intervals, on their well-below-freezing adventures over frozen lakes and through our stunning Saskatchewan forests. This is Canada’s premier sled dog race and a big qualifier for the Iditarod & Yukon Quest competitions.
Everyone is welcome to watch the start of the races—it’s free admission for all—and at checkpoints along their journey. Here are the best spots to see the mushers and their dogs. You can easily post action photos of the pups, too, as our powerful network covers all of the race routes.
Dog teams run in three pack sizes (12-dog, 8-dog, and 6-dog) and three race lengths:
There are cash prizes, depending on the size of the team—although most mushers are happy to get their dogs’ paws safely across the finish line.
Want to catch all the action? Follow all the Canadian Challenge excitement on their website, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ll also be showcasing the race on maxTV on Demand. And stay tuned for our upcoming story on a Saskatchewan musher and her super cute athlete pups!
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